New Zealand Consulate-General Noumea, New Caledonia

07-07-14

Consul General Linda Te Puni hosted the New Zealand alumni association, ACAROA (established in 1996), on 26 June for its annual general meeting and a special celebration to officially recognise the association’s patron, Madame Sidone Iekawe. 

15-05-14

In appreciation of the People of Bourail for their recognition of New Zealand’s efforts during  WWII, and the continuing respect they show for the NZ War Cemetery and the people it commemorates,  an appeal was made through the Pacific War Veterans Charitable trust at the initiative of Kevin Barron, whose father Bill was stationed in Bourail in December 1942 with the 37th Bataillon. 

30-04-14

Consul General Linda Te Puni congratulates Reubyn Bisschops from Christchurch (left) and Deborah Lynch from Dunedin who came in first and second respectively for the women in the 29th Noumea-Bank of New Caledonia International Triathlon held on 27 April.

The Consul General participated in the prize-giving on 28 April and had the opportunity to congratulate some of the New Zealand men who also placed highly in their category.

23-04-14

A delegation of three veterans from New Caledonia, led by the President of the New Caledonian Veterans’ Association Mr Jean Romary, will participate in this year’s Anzac commemorations in Wellington.

01-04-14

New Caledonia Tourism and Air Calin invited six professional conference organisers (PCOs) from New Zealand on a familiarisation visit to New Caledonia 28-30 March. 

27-03-14

Applications for Short-Term Training Awards are now open for young people in New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna. For more information see here.

14-03-14

Chairman of the Pacific Development and Conservation (PADEVCON) Trust Peter Kiely is encouraging groups and individuals with an interest in sustainable development and conservation projects to consider applying for grant funding from the Trust.

PADEVCON distributes about $250,000 each year to communities, organisations and individuals in the South Pacific for a range of development and conservation projects.

13-03-14

New Caledonia and New Zealand artists once again came together this week in a fusion of musical talents thanks to a New Zealand Artist in Residence week organized by the Siapo Arts Collective. New Zealand harpist Natalia Mann spent the week collaborating with well known local musician Tyssia Gatuhau Wahnawé, delighting public with live improvisations and performances at venues throughout Greater Noumea including a special visit to perform for the children at Magenta Hospital.

11-03-14

Students at the university of New Caledonia campus now have electric bikes at their disposal for weekend transport.

10-03-14

An online toolkit is now available for New Zealand exporters to help tell the New Zealand story overseas.

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