New Zealand Consulate-General Noumea, New Caledonia


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.


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.


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.


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


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


Linda Te Puni, New Zealand Consul General, and Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), signed a new grant funding agreement last Friday totalling NZD 13.89 million over the period 2014 to 2016.


Applications for the Head of Mission Fund are open, see here for details.


Scholarships for New Zealand's Short-Term Training Awards programme are now open for young New Caledonian applicants. These highly sought-after scholarships offer the opportunity to develop professional skills in New Zealand and contribute to the development of New Caledonia. For more info click here.

Applications for Wallis and Futuna and French Polynesia will soon be opened.


New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon Murray McCully visited French Polynesia 1-4 December, his first visit to this overseas country of France. 


As part of his visit to New Caledonia from 30 November - 1 December, M Kader Arif,  French Associate Defence Minister with responsibility for Veterans’ Affairs, paid his respects at the New Zealand Cemetery near Bourail. 

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