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.
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.
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.
Eleven students form the French Pacific Territories – three from French Polynesia, six from New Caledonia and two from Wallis & Futuna have received Short Term Training Awards (STTA) to study in New Zealand for up to a year.
New Zealand educational institutions including several language schools, high schools and universities will participate in the annual Salon de l’Etudiant 30-31 August at the University of New Caledonia. This is an opportunity for New Zealand institutions to present to New Caledonian students the wide range of study opportunities and career pathways they can offer. New Zealand has been a regular participant in this event for the past 12 years, with a growing presence each year.
NIWA, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research of New Zealand, has just completed a two-year collaboration with the European Union (EU) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in Wallis and Futuna to deliver a programme to reinforce the safety of people and infrastructure against natural disasters.