New Zealand Consulate-General Noumea, New Caledonia


New Caledonian authorities have decided to place the Loyalty islands (Ouvéa, Lifou and Maré)on Alert 1 from 1200 today (1400 NZT).  The communities of Yaté, which is on the extreme south of the mainland, and the Isle of Pines could also be placed on alert 1 at 5pm. The rest of the country remains at pre-alert.  

Domestic flights to the Loyalty Islands have all been cancelled from this afternoon.

The NZCG duty phone number over the weekend is (687) 79 19 22.


New Caledonian authorities have sent a notice at 1120 local time (Thursday 12 March 2015) that a pre alert warning will apply for all of New Caledonia from 1200 local time today for Tropical Cyclone Pam.



The New Zealand Consulate-General in Noumea hosted a Waitangi Day reception on 5 February at the Chateau Royal Hotel. The event was attended by 120 guests including the French High Commissioner, Vincent Bouvier, members of the New Caledonian government and Congress, as well as representatives from the diplomatic and business communities, and Noumea based international organisations.


A Parliamentary by-election to elect a Member of Parliament for the general electorate of Northland is being held on Saturday 28 March 2015.


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


On Monday 5 January 2015, Justin Fepuleai took up his position as New Zealand Consul-General for New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Wallis & Futuna.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


On Tuesday 16 December 2014, the state representative (High Commissioner Vincent Bouvier), the Commander of the French Armed Forces in New Caledonia (General e Revel)  and local authorities, public and private sector representatives as well as friends gathered at the New Zealand  residence to bid farewell to Linda Te Puni, New Zealand Consul General to the French Pacific.


French President François Hollande made a brief visit to New Caledonia following the G20 meeting in Brisbane, with a full day of engagements on Monday 17 November.  Consul General Linda Te Puni participated in different elements of his programme.


New Zealand yacht Crusader skippered by Anthony Leighs took out line honours in the 4th edition of the Groupama Round New Caledonia Race that took place late October, setting a new race record of  three days, 18 hours and 54 minutes.  Leighs and his crew beat the existing race record by about 4 ½ hours.                       

Go the Kiwis!





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