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Friday 31 December 2021
nickel mining

Goro, New Caledonia
New York Times reporting: Goro, is the largest nickel mine on a tiny French territory suspended between Australia and Fiji that may hold up to one-quarter of the world’s nickel reserves. It also poses a critical test for Tesla, the world’s largest electric vehicle maker, which wants to take control of its supply chain and ensure that the minerals used for its car batteries are mined in an environmentally and socially responsible fashion. Because of its nickel industry, New Caledonia is one of the world’s largest carbon emitters per capita. And mining, which began soon after New Caledonia was colonized in 1853, is intimately linked to the exploitation of its Indigenous Kanak people. The legacy of more than a century of stolen land and crushed traditions has left Goro’s nickel output at the mercy of frequent labour strikes and political protests.
Monday 13 December 2021

Nouméa, New Caledonia
New York Times reporting: New Caledonia will not mark the new year by becoming the world’s newest country. In a referendum held Sunday, voters rejected independence overwhelmingly, with 96% electing to stay part of France, according to provisional results released Sunday by the French High Commission in New Caledonia. The vote on the Pacific island territory comes as France’s president has prioritized shoring up the country’s international profile, seeing its military as a bulwark against China. A large portion of the Kanak pro-independence bloc boycotted Sunday’s vote.
Wednesday 2 August 2017

French authorities from New Caledonia intercepted the yacht L'Alfina off Tongan waters on July 27, seizing what is said to be the largest-ever drugs haul in the South Pacific, according to French media reports today.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga, Fiji and New Caledonia will have the option of accessing faster international broadband connectivity as part of a 14,000km submarine cable project run by the Hawaiki company between the United States, Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand scheduled to be completed in mid-2018. The system promises to deliver more than 30 terrabytes per second of capacity.
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Monday 9 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A local drama group “On the Spot” will put on a show in Ha’apai this week to help cheer-up residents in the outer island community that was devastated by Cyclone Ian last year. By Finau Fonua.
Thursday 2 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A team of six young Tongan performers are travelling to New Caledonia today to showcase their creation, a full-length theatre production titled “Kuonga”.
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Friday 11 May 2012
Noumea, New Caledonia
A total of eleven States and Territories in oceania have agreed to join the "One tree one day a life" initiative, a move that would make the Pacific a leading producer of oxygen on the planet, a veritable oxygen lung for the world.
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Monday 7 November 2011
Noumea, New Caledonia
Heads of government, ministers and ambassadors from 22 Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) and Australia, France, New Zealand and the USA are meeting in Noumea, New Caledonia for the 7th Conference of the Pacific Community, which starts on Monday 7 November.
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Friday 11 July 2008
Quebec, Canada
New Caledonia's lagoons and reef ecosystems have been added on Monday (Canada time) to the UNESCO's prestigious world heritage list - in the natural environment category, the United Nations Education Science and Culture organisation has confirmed.
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