New Caledonia

New Caledonia referendum: call to reject 'colonising power' France

The time has come for New Caledonia to throw off “colonising power” France and take its place on the world stage, the head of the country’s independence coalition has said on a visit to Australia ahead of a referendum to be held in November.<p>New Caledonian independence from France was inevitable and …

World News

Intelligent birds

New Caledonia crow<p>A discovery by Dr Sarah Jelbert of Jesus College, Cambridge, has led to the refinement of our understanding of crow intelligence. On the south-west Pacific island of New Caledonia, a crow called Emma has stunned researchers by operating a vending machine they constructed for it, …

Birds

PHOTOS: One Year After Grounding, Kea Trader Salvage Continues in South Pacific

It’s been one year now since the 2,194 TEU capacity containership Kea Trader ran aground on a reef in the South Pacific, setting off one of the more …

Merchant Shipping

New Caledonia: Decolonization in Conversation

Speaking of “decolonisation” conjures memories of the 1950s and the wave of new nations that emerged, particularly in Africa, as European colonialism …

Europe

Is It Time For New Caledonia to Break With France?

NOUMEA, NEW CALEDONIA—In early May, French President Emmanuel Macron touched down in the tropical archipelago of New Caledonia following a two-day …

France

Independence vote in New Caledonia looks set to reaffirm French rule

<i>Opinion polls are saying electors in the independence referendum set for New Caledonia this year will strongly support staying with France.</i><p><i>Lee</i> …

Europe

World On Water Global Sailing News – June 22, 2018

This week’s “World on Water” global sailing news show produced by www.boatson.tv.<b>In this week’s “WoW TV”:</b><br>• The 2018 Rolex Giralia Fleet start in …

Sailing

World on Water TV June 22 18 Sailing News Volvo, Giriglia, New Caledonia, ExSS, Scallywags more

To help us if you like the show each week CLICK "LIKE" and "SUBSCRIBE" to our YouTube channel) In this week's WoW TV: The 2018 Rolex Giralia Fleet …

Sailing

Keep cruises off remote reef rich in fish and birds

CORRESPONDENCE<p>French Research Institute for Development, Nouméa, New Caledonia.<p>Contact<p>Search for this author in:<p>Pub Med<br>• Nature.com<br>• Google Scholar<p>French …

Google Scholar

New Caledonia Groupama Race

New Zealand’s red-hulled Miss Scarlet is charging north along the eastern side of the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia and holding a 10 …

Sailing

Red goes faster in the New Caledonia Groupama Race

<b>New Zealand's red-hulled Miss Scarlet is charging north along the eastern side of the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia and holding a 10</b> …

Sailing

New Caledonia Groupama Race: Sharon Ferris-Choat Interview

<b>The New Caledonia Groupama Race is now underway with our own Team Thalassa Magenta on Ave Gitana, skippered by two time Olympian and Extreme Sailing</b> …

Sailing

Miss Scarlet leads the way in Groupama New Caledonia Race • Live Sail Die

<b>Red goes faster in the New Caledonia Groupama Race</b><p>New Zealand’s red-hulled Miss Scarlet is charging north along the eastern side of the South Pacific …

Sailing

Sailing A-listers join New Caledonia Groupama Race

<b>Noumea's Port Moselle is bustling on the eve of the sixth New Caledonia Groupama Race for a strong fleet of 23 boats, half of those from Australia</b> …

Sailing

Go from dream to reality

<b>Celebrate New Caledonia Lagoons 10TH Anniversary</b><p>Visit our closest neighbour in the heart of the Pacific, explore preserved natural wonders, dive into …

Travel (Australia)

Inside New Caledonia’s long fight to independence

New Caledonia is expected to maintain ties to France in its upcoming referendum, but it is marked by increasingly stark divisions. The post Inside …

François Hollande

A bit of France in the South Pacific votes this year on independence

SYDNEY — The restaurants offer cuisine worthy of Paris. A French tricolor overlooks the representative assembly chamber. Gendarmes patrol streets shaded by palm trees.<p>Legally, New Caledonia is as French as Brittany. But the South Pacific possession 10,000 miles from Paris has long been a restless …

World News

Sport: Tuvalu lose Conifa World Cup opener

Tuvalu have suffered a heavy defeat in their debut match at the Conifa World Football Cup in London.

New Zealand

80 - Sailing New Caledonia's Southern Lagoon

Our friend Kyle visits for round 2 in the South Pacific, this time to go sailing in New Caledonia's Southern Lagoon. We'd made our way back to the …

Sailing

Relieved Gill takes Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Pro-am title

Gill started the final round three shots behind leader Uwland, and after starting from the 6th tee in the shotgun start format her chances of victory …

Sport (Australia)

First all-female crews for New Caledonia Groupama Race

<b>The New Caledonia Groupama Race international fleet of 24 boats will race the clock and each other next month to circumnavigate the beautiful South</b> …

Sailing

79 - Cheese, Baguettes and Mexican Food??? Sailing New Caledonia

When you think of New Caledonia and other French territories, your mind immediately goes to cheese, baguettes, wine, pate and all the other French …

Sailing

Island of New Caledonia, northeast of Australia

<b>Description</b> <b><br>Location and General Description</b><br>New Caledonia is located in the southwest Pacific Ocean about 1,200 km east of Australia and 1,500 km …

New Zealand

Macron: Reconciliation needed before New Caledonian referendum

France's president joined the commemoration of the hostage crisis 30 years ago, resulted from the remote island's last vote on independence, a result Macron would like to avoid this time.<p>French President Emmanuel Macron has wrapped up his three-day visit to New Caledonia.<p>He attended a ceremony …

European News

Macron honors New Caledonians before independence vote

French President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged the "pain of colonization" during a visit to New Caledonia, as the South Pacific archipelago …

Melanesia

Macron wraps up New Caledonia visit ahead of independence referendum

President Emmanuel Macron called on the people of New Caledonia not to turn back the tide of history in the final speech of his visit to the French …

Asia Pacific

Independence from France would mean becoming 'colony of China', New Caledonia warned

France’s Pacific territory of New Caledonia will become a “colony of China” if it votes for independence this year, a leader of the island state has warned.<p>Philippe Gomès, the founder of the influential Caledonia Together party, issued the prediction amid rising concerns over Chinese expansionism …

Melanesia

France's Macron extols New Caledonia ties in nod to independence vote

PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday underscored New Caledonia’s importance to France, but stopped short of calling for the territory’s residents to vote against independence in a forthcoming referendum.<p>The Indo-Pacific island, some 1,200 km (750 miles) off the east coast of …

North Africa

Macron visits New Caledonia ahead of independence referendum

NOUMEA, New Caledonia (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday starts a highly symbolic visit to New Caledonia, a French territory in the South Pacific that is getting ready to vote on its independence — the last step in a three-decade-long decolonization process.<p>Macron's visit comes …

François Hollande

New Caledonia: What you need to know about the French territory's independence referendum

Strategic ties and the "Indo-Pacific axis" were high on the agenda when French President Emmanuel Macron met Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in …

Europe