New Zealand Consulate-General Noumea, New Caledonia
HMNZS Canterbury visits Noumea
The HMNZS CANTERBURY is visiting Noumea from 25 July to 26 July 2013. The ship is on its way to the Solomon Islands to participate in Exercise Pacific Partnership 2013, and will embark a French Armed Forces PUMA 3 helicopter on the stopover.
This visit is an opportunity to reinforce military cooperation between New Zealand and France in the Pacific.
The Canterbury last visited Noumea in June 2012.