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A third referendum on independence from France looms in New Caledonia unless talks over the next six months satisfy the aspirations of the Kanak people for more self-rule.
New Caledonia will have its second referendum on independence from France this Sunday amid expectation of a final showdown to come in two years. Audio
A further bidder has come forward to try to acquire New Caledonia's Brazilian-owned Vale nickel plant.
Renewed phosphate mining on Makatea in French Polynesia has come a step closer, amid resistance by environmental groups. Audio
An investigation has been opened in French Polynesia into claims that the government broke environmental laws with its Tahitian Village tourism project.
The anti-independence camp in New Caledonia is afraid that for the first time a mainly pro-independence government could be elected next week.
The unexpected rejection of compensation cases in French Polynesia has again thrown the spotlight on the apparent impasse over the legacy of France's nuclear weapons testing.
A party formed in New Caledonia just two months ago has become the potential kingmaker after the weekend election of a new Congress. Audio
Six months after New Caledonia voted against independence from France, this weekend's provincial elections will offer a new opportunity to test the same question.
China has restated that none of its fishing boats in French Polynesia is involved in any illegal fishing in the face of sustained criticism of China and its activities on social media.
China's consulate in French Polynesia says it will only pay what it owes to a Tahitian property owner if there is no negative mention of its officials on the internet.
There has been a war of words in French Polynesia after the opposition's Oscar Temaru faced his first ever formal police interrogation.
French Polynesia's autonomy statute is being updated amid growing calls to turn the territory into either an independent state associated with France or a fully sovereign nation. Audio
French Polynesia's politics is contaminated by its nuclear legacy, with the president Edouard Fritch now admitting that he lied about the French weapons tests. Audio
New Caledonia's political leadership is invited to Paris next month to discuss where to next after the victory of the anti-independence camp in last Sunday's referendum.
New Caledonia has voted against independence and to keep its status as a colony of France.
With a referendum on independence due on Sunday expected to confirm the status quo, the French prime minister has told the National Assembly in Paris that he doesn't "trust results proclaimed in…
As New Caledonia approaches a referendum on independence from France, regional support for it gaining full sovereignty has faded away.
The Chinese company Tahiti Nui Ocean Foods plans to establish the region's biggest fish farm on Hao atoll after getting the go-ahead from the French Polynesian government.
There are claims of foul play in French Polynesia's territorial election which have prompted calls to cancel last month's first round on one island.
Voters in French Polynesia will go to the polls on 22nd April to elect a new 57-member territorial assembly.
A French Polynesian woman has been advised by the French authorities in Tahiti not to challenge Chinese diplomats occupying her mother's property illegally.
China's diplomats in French Polynesia are accused of illegally occupying premises in Tahiti.
A Russian businessman who unsuccessfully tried to revive the Romanov Empire in Kiribati says the project for his 'Alternative Russia' in the Pacific is still alive.
A year out from New Caledonia's independence referendum, it is still unclear who will be allowed to vote.