Jan 03, 2013 00:30 EST
One man was killed and another was missing after Cyclone Freda hit New Caledonia, as landslides blocked roads and high winds downed power lines, officials in the French Pacific territory said on Thursday.
Jul 04, 2011 01:53 EDT
The South Pacific Golf Open in New Caledonia has been added to the PGA Tour of Australasia tournament schedule later this year, tour officials said on Monday.
Feb 20, 2011 22:21 EST
New Zealand on Monday urged the United States and Australia to boost efforts to stop illegal fishing in the Pacific, saying the planet's last sustainable fishery was running out of time.
Jan 13, 2011 21:36 EST
Authorities in New Caledonia have issued their highest level storm warning, urging people to stay indoors as a tropical cyclone barrels towards the South Pacific islands.
Dec 25, 2010 10:45 EST
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake on Saturday caused a minor tsunami in the South Pacific but islanders said there were no reports of large-scale fluctuations in sea level or of damage or injuries.
Nov 11, 2010 12:04 EST
Transform Aqorau said Pacific islanders needed to take a united stand to ensure they received a fair share of their tuna catch, worth an estimated two billion US a year, which is dominated by US and Asian fishing companies.
Oct 27, 2010 03:00 EDT
The report, published by the Noumea-based Secretariat of the Pacific Community, said the two billion US dollar a year industry was poorly managed, with a lack of coordination between the 22 island nations in the region.
Aug 11, 2010 03:23 EDT
A Qantas Airbus A380 landed in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia for the first time Wednesday after the superjumbo was diverted from Sydney because of bad weather, officials said.
Jul 26, 2010 07:56 EDT
SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - A catamaran made from 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles sailed into Sydney Harbour on Monday after spending four months crossing 8,000 nautical miles of the Pacific Ocean to raise awareness about marine pollution.
Dec 03, 2009 12:02 EST
The government of the Marshalls Islands is taking emergency measures to tackle an outbreak of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the western Pacific nation, officials said Thursday.
Oct 08, 2009 12:55 EDT
Pacific islanders panic and flee after powerful earthquakes off Vanuatu form small tsunami. Thousands of panicked South Pacific islanders raced away from coastlines after a series of strong earthquakes rocked the region and generated a small tsunami Thursday, just over a week after a massive wave killed 178 people in the Samoas and Tonga.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
Commune of Nouméa
|Location of the commune (in red) within New Caledonia|
|Sui generis collectivity||New Caledonia|
|Elevation||0–167 m (0–550 ft)|
(avg. 20 m/66 ft)
|Land area1||45.7 km2 (17.6 sq mi)|
|Population2||97,579 (2009 census)|
|- Density||2,135 /km2 (5,530 /sq mi)|
| - Ethnic distribution|
|INSEE/Postal code||98818/ 98800|
|1 New Caledonia Land Register (DITTT) data, which exclude lakes and ponds larger than 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) as well as the estuaries of rivers.|
|2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|