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The latest news from Melanesia. Audio
The French High Commission in New Caledonia says almost 90 percent of applications for concessionary business loans have been approved.
The latest news in French language (La Langue Française). Audio
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New rules for the sale of alcohol have come into force in New Caledonia's Southern Province, allowing now supermarkets to sell alcohol every day, including holidays.
A French police officer in New Caledonia has tested positive for Covid-19 - the second case recorded in the past week.
The leadership of New Caledonia's largest pro-independence party has decided against pulling its ministers out of the collegial government after weeks of threatening to do so.
New Caledonia's largest pro-independence party has renewed its call to postpone the referendum on independence from France from 6 September to 25 October.
New Caledonia's main domestic airline continues to be banned from flying to Mare until at least the end of Tuesday.
New Caledonia's referendum on independence from France has been tentatively postponed until 4 October.
A legal challenge to overturn the New Caledonian government's decision to allow more nickel ore exports has failed.
The French Senate has declined to amend the health emergency law to take into account New Caledonia's wish for stricter rules.
New Caledonia's pro-independence Palika party has spoken out against a proposed law change to allow two nickel producers to export ore earmarked for local plants.
The former head of New Caledonia's Tjibaou Cultural Centre has been nominated to run France's main indigenous art museum.
New Caledonia's biggest private employer says there is uncertainty over its mining site in Kouaoua because of last weekend's arson attacks.
New Caledonia's Vale nickel company says a deal has been struck with New Century Resources of Australia for the Melbourne-based miner to buy its assets.
New Caledonia has extended its suspension of scheduled international air traffic until the end of July.
Two Australian companies are reported to be in joint contention to take over the New Caledonian nickel plant up for sale by its owner Vale of Brazil.