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Stories about New Caledonia

Pacific Climate Warriors: “We Are Not Drowning, We Are Fighting”

A new campaign seeks to change the image of Pacific Islanders as passive victims to warriors of peace against climate change.

New Caledonia: Political Tension Grows Over Rights to Nickel Mines

Claudine WERY writes [fr] that political tension grows between independentist and non-indenpendentist political parties in New Caledonia over the exploitation of Nickel mines. Non-independentists accuse the other party to strike...

New Caledonia: Controversy around the 1988 Ouvéa Hostage Taking Movie

French filmmaker Mathieu Kassovitz's movie “L'ordre et la  morale” (“Order and morality”), that recounts the tragic 1988 hostage taking at the Ouvéa cave, is not welcome in New Caledonia. The blog...

New Caledonia: From Paris to Nouméa in a Microlight Plane

Two French microlight planes enthusiasts, aboard the microlight Spirit of Noumea, are planning to re-live French aviators Paul Klein and Henri Martinet's groundbreaking 1939 plane journey from Nouméa, New Caledonia, to...

Papua New Guinea: AIDS patients buried alive.

Caledosphere links to an article in which people living with AIDS in Papua New Guinea (New Caledonia's neighboring country) were buried alive by their relatives because they could not afford...

New Caledonia: Miss New Caledonia pageant is soon

Caledosphere informs us that the Miss New Caledonia contest is fast approaching. The Miss New Caledonia blog has been recently updated for the occasion with photos of the contestants (Fr).

New Caledonia by aerodrome

5 minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie: Sebastian took a tour of New Caledonia by aerodrome and has the video to prove it.

New Caledonia: 6.65 Times More Expensive Than France

Expat French blogger Katuali complains (Fr) about the ridiculous markup in prices on French products in New Caledonia, an Oceanian island which is technically part of France: “That there be...

New Caledonia: Bloggers’ Meeting

Katuali is (Fr) organizing a meeting of New Caledonian bloggers and proposes a tentative March 3rd date.

French Speaking Blogs of the Caribbean, Africa and Oceania in 2006

Logo of the Madagascar Blogger's Meeting that took place January 5-6, 2007 in Antananarivo. By and large French speaking blogs and bloggers of the world have reason to envy English,...

New Caledonia: Lagoon as Potential World Heritage Site

5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie writes (Fr): “France will present on January 31 at Unesco, a request that the Caledonian lagoon be made into a world heritage site. A joy...

New Caledonia: At the Beach

Two Caledonia-based bloggers have been to the ocean this week and brought back breathtaking pictures too. Sebastien Merion has just (Fr)come back from a week-long sailing excursion that involved sun,...

New Caledonia: Fete du Boeuf

Says Sebastien Merion from 5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie: J'ai l'impression de revenir direct des States, mais non, ce n'était que le village de Païta et sa fameuse fête du...

New Caledonia: Miss Caledonia Dethroned for Nude Photos

Sebastien from 5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie deplores (Fr) that Miss Caledonia was recently stripped of her crown and prevented from participating in the Miss France contest because of artistic...

New Caledonia: Surfer Video

Sebastien from 5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie posts (Fr) a video of surfers on the beaches of Meridien and Anse-Vata.

France, DOM-TOM: Victory against housing discrimination

Reunion-based Pierrot Dupuy, himself the father of a victim of housing discrimination in France announces (Fr) advocacy group CollectifDOM’s legal victory in the area of housing discrimination against French citizens...

New Caledonia: Video of Kanak and Polynesian Dance Show

Sebastien of 5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie posts a video of Kanak and Polynesian dances performed during a 14 Juillet [July 14] celebration.

France: The Beginnings of Affirmative Action

Says (Fr) France-based Senegalese blogger Seckasysteme about the allegedly affirmative-action induced hiring and debut of Black French newsanchor Harry Roselmack on French national television: “Roselmack's (…) professional competence and the...

New Caledonia: Best Coca-Cola

Valesdir.net points to an article announcing (Fr) that New Caledonia produces the best Coca-Cola in the world.

French DOM-TOM Bloggers on Zidane's “Coup de Tete”

Bloggers from the French Overseas Departments and Territories of the Caribbean and Oceania had much to say about the French soccer team's performance at the World Cup Final. The French...

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