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Food aid, Wallis-and-Futuna, mobilization and Aircal: news on the 1 of Saturday August 6, 2022

Most of the news this Saturday, August 6 in New Caledonia with an envelope of 477 million voted in the National Assembly for food aid in the Pacific, the laying of the first stone of the house of Wallis-et -Futuna, the mobilization of the Angry Women’s Collective and the continuation of the strike at Air Calédonie.

A budget of 477 million was voted in the National Assembly to finance food aid in the Pacific. It will benefit New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna and French Polynesia. A satisfaction for the Caledonian deputies. The opportunity for Philippe Dunoyer and Nicolas Metzdorf to show themselves united with Mikaele Seo of Wallis-and-Futuna, also a member of the presidential majority, while the other overseas deputies of the Nupes had criticized “the government’s lack of consideration for the Overseas Territories”.

The first stone of the house of Wallis-and-Futuna in New Caledonia was laid yesterday in Magenta next to the Wallisian home. A building that has a double objective: to serve as administrative support for the community and to promote the culture of the fenua. The project is financially supported by the South Province to the tune of 250 million francs.

After the recent death of a woman, whose spouse is suspected of having beaten her, the Angry Women collective is calling for a demonstration this Saturday at 10 a.m. in front of the government, Congress and the haussariat. He had gathered last week following a feminicide.

The social movement continues today at Air Calédonie. No flight cancellations are expected today, Saturday, but delays are possible according to USTKE. Mobilized since Thursday, the central union is asking for the reinstatement of a pilot, while the company offers her a fixed-term contract in a technical center or training in Tahiti. The USTKE denounces a “discriminate” of Aircal’s first Kanak pilot. The move caused flight delays on Thursday and Friday. In the end, there was no meeting yesterday between the management of Air Calédonie and the USTKE.

It is one of the most popular sports in New Caledonia. The volleyball meetings are held today, Saturday, at Nouvata in Anse-Vata. They will bring together the actors of the discipline with the aim of relaunching it.

The horizon is clearing up for Koniambo Nickel. Production at the North plant almost doubled in the first half of 2022 compared to 2021 on the Voh side. And this, while the price of the green metal increased by 58% in the first half of 2022 compared to 2021, according to Glencore’s half-year financial report.

What place for coral in the history of Kanak societies? This is the question raised by a seminar organized yesterday, Friday, at the University of New Caledonia. Archaeologists Louis Lagarde and Jean-Marie Wadrawane have studied several case studies to explore this track. It had so far been very little addressed in research.

The first “Oceania geospatial symposium” was presented this week at station N in Nouméa. This event, of regional scope, will be held at the end of the year around three main themes: knowledge of territories, water resources and observation of mangroves and wetlands. The goal is to pool knowledge on the acquisition, representation, analysis and integration of geographic data.

Plant a tree to celebrate the birth of your child. The city of Noumea invites parents whose child was born between 1er July 2021 and June 30, 2022 to participate in the birth ceremony. A celebration around nature which takes place this Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon, on the green space located between the Marie Courtot and Iris schools, rue Jacques Iékawé at 6e Km. If your child was born during this period, but you have not received an invitation, you are still invited, with proof of address.

It’s a bad start to the Oceania Champions League tournament for Hienghène Sport. Yesterday morning at home, he lost to Auckland City, one of the favourites: 5 to 0. Hienghène Sport still has two games to play. One against Nikao Sokattak from the Cook Islands (Monday) and the other against Réwa FC from the Fiji Islands (next Thursday).


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