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Student violence prompts New Caledonia strike

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Student violence prompts New Caledonia strike

- New Caledonia's vocational schools are today affected by a one-day strike in protest at growing violence. Unionised staff have decided to walk out to draw attention to the increase of both verbal and physical abuse since the beginning of the year. The action was triggered by the stabbing of a teacher at the end of June. The union's umbrella group said it had also become common to steal personal belongings of school employees
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Former president Sarkozy enters New Caledonia campaign

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Former president Sarkozy enters New Caledonia campaign

- France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has entered New Caledonia's election campaign, endorsing an anti-independence candidate Philippe Gomes in this weekend's election of a new French National Assembly. Mr Sarkozy, whose bid to regain the presidency failed in the primaries, has issued a letter of support for Mr Gomes as he is facing a pro-independence candidate Louis Mapou. Mr Sarkozy says the election of a pro-independence parliamentarian would send a signal to Paris which would contradict what the majority of New Caledonians wants
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Girardin comment irks New Caledonia politicians

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Girardin comment irks New Caledonia politicians

- Anti-independence politicians in New Caledonia have rebuked the new French overseas minister Annick Girardin for her first ministerial comments about the upcoming independence referendum. Ms Girardin said France would stand by New Caledonia irrespective of its choice. Pierre Frogier, who is a member of the French Senate, accused her of being a coward, saying she could do better than repeat what her advisors tell her
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Girardin restates commitment to New Caledonia

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Girardin restates commitment to New Caledonia

- France's new overseas minister Annick Girardin has re-iterated the French stance that a referendum on New Caledonia's independence will go ahead as provided by the Noumea Accord. Ms Girardin, who was appointed last week, said she was waiting for New Caledonia's Congress to announce a referendum date. She said if the Congress failed to make a decision it would be the French state which would give a precise date for the plebiscite, which would have to be held before November next year as set out in the Noumea Accord
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New Caledonia majority against independence - poll

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New Caledonia majority against independence - poll

- An opinion poll in New Caledonia has found that 54 percent of eligible voters are against independence from France. The poll was carried out I-Scope on behalf of the Caledonia television station in late March and early April but its findings were not released until after the French presidential election. The poll also found that just under a quarter of respondents are for independence
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Sport: Growth of beach soccer seen in New Caledonia and Tonga

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Sport: Growth of beach soccer seen in New Caledonia and Tonga

- The Oceania Football Beach Soccer Development Officer says the format's future is looking bright in the Pacific region. Tahiti, who were Oceania's representative at the recent world cup, performed admirably despite losing in the tournament final to an impressive Brazil. Paul Toohey expects Tahiti's feats to lead to a continual growth of the game around the region. He said New Caledonia and Tonga have fledgeling domestic beach soccer programmes and the next step for them would be international play
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Tropical Cyclone Donna lashes Vanuatu and New Caledonia

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Tropical Cyclone Donna lashes Vanuatu and New Caledonia

- Tropical Cyclone Donna passed just to the west of Vanuatu over the weekend bringing flooding rains and damaging winds. The storm is now in the process of drifting just east of New Caledonia. The winds may have eased significantly, but it is still capable of causing extensive damage and widespread flooding is inevitable. At its strongest, Donna's winds reach 215 kilometres an hour with gusts of up to 260km/h
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Cyclone Donna rises to Category 5, wind gusts hit 300kmh near Vanuatu, New Caledonia

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Cyclone Donna rises to Category 5, wind gusts hit 300kmh near Vanuatu, New Caledonia

- Wind gusts from Cyclone Donna - the strongest May cyclone ever to hit Southern Hemisphere - hit 300kmh, reports say. After battering Vanuatu at the weekend, Donna has gone on to become a Category 5 storm, CNN's Severe Weather Team said on Monday morning (NZT). Gusts close to the centre had been estimated to be as strong as 300kmh on Monday night, according to the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards department, with the storm projected to make landfall late on Tuesday
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Cyclone Donna rises to Category 5, winds up to 300kmh near Vanuatu, New Caledonia

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Cyclone Donna rises to Category 5, winds up to 300kmh near Vanuatu, New Caledonia

- Wind gusts from Cyclone Donna - the strongest May cyclone ever to hit Southern Hemisphere - have hit 300kmh, reports say. After battering Vanuatu at the weekend, Donna has gone on to become a Category 5 storm, CNN's Severe Weather Team said on Monday morning (NZT). Gusts close to the centre were estimated to be as strong as 300kmh, according to the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards department, with the storm projected to make landfall late on Tuesday
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Category three Cyclone Cook hits New Caledonia

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Category three Cyclone Cook hits New Caledonia

- Cyclonic winds and heavy rain have buffeted New Caledonia, prompting residents to seek shelter. Cyclone Cook hit the main island at almost the same time as high tide on Monday, packing winds of up to 200km/h, bringing down coconut trees to block roads and forcing residents to seek shelter. New Zealand's TVNZ is reporting that a New Zealander has been stranded in New Caledonia after an Air New Zealand flight was cancelled
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New Caledonia bracing for Cyclone Cook

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New Caledonia bracing for Cyclone Cook

- Tropical Cyclone Cook has intensified to a category 3 storm as it is heading from Vanuatu to New Caledonia. The cyclone caused flooding in Vanuatu's central islands yesterday and is now set hit New Caledonia's main island with winds gusting now up to 160 kilometres an hour. The storm's centre is forecast to pass to the west of the Loyalty Islands before making landfall on the east coast of the main island Grand Terre
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Sovereign wealth fund proposed for New Caledonia

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Sovereign wealth fund proposed for New Caledonia

- An economic analysis council has recommended a sovereign wealth fund be established in New Caledonia. The territory's economy is largely reliant on a nickel industry that has been struggling in recent years, topped up by transfers from France. Since 2011, New Caledonia's economic growth has weakened as global nickel prices have steadily dropped. To offset the gradual disappearance of the resource, the council, in a report to French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, recommends a sovereign fund to compensate for this
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'Big support' for more protection of New Caledonia waters

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'Big support' for more protection of New Caledonia waters

- An environmental group says there's big support for a "no take" zone in at least a third of New Caledonia's waters. The territory's waters have been given nominal protection under the Coral Sea Natural Park which was established in 2014 and experts are putting together a management plan for the 1.3 million sq km zone. The Pew Charitable Trusts' project manager in New Caledonia Aline Schaffar said 5000 people had signed a statement in support of a fully protected area immediately
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Heavy rain cuts roads in New Caledonia

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Heavy rain cuts roads in New Caledonia

- Heavy rain in New Caledonia has cut roads on the main island's east coast. This comes as the public is being warned of heavy rain as an orange alert is in force. Today, the east coast can expect up to 150 millimetres of rain in a 12 hour period today. Unusually heavy rain along the east coast in November caused floods and landslides, killing eight people. Related Stories Torrential
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No official Republican candidate in New Caledonia yet

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No official Republican candidate in New Caledonia yet

- France's centre-right Republicans have put off endorsing any candidate for the two New Caledonian seats in the French National Assembly. The party's national council met in Paris but declined to back anyone in New Caledonia where the party has split into rival factions at the time the party in France experienced rifts at the top. Last November's presidential primary of the Republicans in New Caledonia was won by Nicolas Sarkozy
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New Caledonia shooting victim France-bound

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New Caledonia shooting victim France-bound

- Reports from New Caledonia say a 15-year-old boy who was shot in the face during a confrontation in St Louis last month will be flown to France in a bid to save his eyesight. The boy was shot by the same gunman who killed the territory's most wanted man Ramon Noraro, described as the leader of the weeks of violence south of Noumea. Noumea's daily newspaper Les Nouvelles Caledoniennes said
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Vitamin D supplement stopped in French Pacific

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Vitamin D supplement stopped in French Pacific

- Health authorities in New Caledonia and French Polynesia have ordered the suspension of the sale of a vitamin D supplement, Uvesterol D. The decision follows the death of a 10-day old infant in France. Uvesterol D was developed by the Crinex laboratory and is used against vitamin D deficiencies in children up to five years old. The authorities say the concern is about how the supplement was being administered and
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  • Strikes halts domestic flights in New Caledonia
    Strikes halts domestic flights in New Caledonia

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    A strike has halted all domestic flights in New Caledonia. Air Caledonie issued a statement, saying until further notice there are no flights because of a strike by technical staff. It said passengers concerned by the stoppage have been advised directly through text messages. There was no indication when the strike will end.
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Politics & Government

  • Former president Sarkozy enters New Caledonia campaign
    Former president Sarkozy enters New Caledonia campaign

    , radionz.co.nz

    France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has entered New Caledonia's election campaign, endorsing an anti-independence candidate Philippe Gomes in this weekend's election of a new French National Assembly. Mr Sarkozy, whose bid to regain the presidency failed in the primaries, has issued a letter of support for Mr Gomes as he is facing a pro-independence candidate Louis Mapou. Mr Sarkozy says the election of a pro-independence parliamentarian would send a signal to Paris which would contradict what the majority of New Caledonians wants
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Society & Culture

  • Student violence prompts New Caledonia strike
    Student violence prompts New Caledonia strike

    , radionz.co.nz

    New Caledonia's vocational schools are today affected by a one-day strike in protest at growing violence. Unionised staff have decided to walk out to draw attention to the increase of both verbal and physical abuse since the beginning of the year. The action was triggered by the stabbing of a teacher at the end of June. The union's umbrella group said it had also become common to steal personal belongings of school employees
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Law & Crime

  • Self-defence upheld  in New Caledonia shooting probe
    Self-defence upheld in New Caledonia shooting probe

    , radionz.co.nz

    The public prosecutor in New Caledonia has closed the investigation into last October's fatal shooting of a prison escapee William Decoire near Noumea. The probe upheld the initial findings that the 23-year-old man was shot by a police officer acting in legitimate self-defence. William Decoire was at the wheel of a stolen vehicle when he was stopped by police but was shot after trying to evade by running over an
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Science & Nature

  • Cyclone Donna rises to Category 5, winds up to 260kmh near Vanuatu, New Caledonia
    Cyclone Donna rises to Category 5, winds up to 260kmh near Vanuatu, New Caledonia

    , stuff.co.nz

    After battering Vanuatu at the weekend, Cyclone Donna has gone on to become the strongest May cyclone ever to hit the Southern Hemisphere. CCN's Severe Weather Team said the Pacific cyclone hit Category 5 - the strongest category- on Monday morning (NZT). CNN's Severe Weather Team told New Zealand weather forecasting site WeatherWatch - an affiliate of the Network - it had measured sustained winds of 215 kilometres an hour, with gusts up to 260kmh
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