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Higher Education Fair, Vanuatu, weather, agenda: news on the 1st of Saturday July 30, 2022

The essentials of New Caledonian news this morning: the Higher Education Fair at the Nouville campus, the declaration of intent signed with Vanuatu, which is celebrating the anniversary of its independence, the rainy weather and its consequences, or even the events calendar.



Health courses, BTS, preparation, study trips abroad, work-study programs… If you are a high school student and are looking for an orientation, the Higher Education Fair is timely, with a little over a hundred training courses presented, from bac+1 to bac+8. Launched yesterday in Nouméa and Koné, it has already received 7,200 visitors according to the UNC and continues today, in Nouville, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A subject that will be discussed this evening on the news with Catherine Ris, the president of the university.

Will Caillou and Vanuatu finally seal a free trade agreement? In any case, a new step has been taken. After three years of dithering, the President of the Caledonian government and the Vanuatu Prime Minister signed a declaration of intent yesterday afternoon in Port-Vila. Fifteen products are to be exempt from import taxes, on both sides of the Coral Sea.

Vanuatu, which celebrates the forty-second anniversary of its independence this weekend. Commemoration today and tomorrow, there but also here, in the Fayard park. The “Vanuatu Festival” takes the form of traditional food stands (laplap, toulouk, simboro, nalot), crafts, kava, sports and cultural activities or even a string-band competition.

Since this morning, 24 municipalities in yellow vigilance, for stormy rains: the Loyalty Islands, the eastern facade of Belep to the Isle of Pines and the South-West, from Païta to Mont-Dore. But also yellow vigilance in strong winds: in the North-West from Voh to Belep, the Far South and the Loyalty Islands. Also in progress, alive at great expense on the South lagoon, the West lagoon, the North lagoon and the Loyalties.

A man brought before the prosecution yesterday in Nouméa. He would be involved in a series of burglaries which occurred at the end of May, in Poya. The canteen, the office of the administrative services or the room of rest of the technical agents were fractured and several objects, stolen. Even the town hall van was nearly stolen. Thursday, the individual in question was arrested and part of the loot, found. Already convicted for older cases, he was placed in detention.

The Glencore group revised upwards on Friday its annual forecast for nickel. Production growth at the North plant is highlighted, in the first half of 2022. “Own-source nickel production was 10,100 tonnes (21%) higher than in the first half of 2021,” the statement said. miner, industrialist and global trader. “This reflects the operation of the two production lines in Koniambo (Caledonia) in 2022 and the stability of operations in Murrin (Australia)”. Glencore’s full first half results will be released on August 4th.

Last farewell to Joël Viratelle, yesterday, at the Père Lachaise crematorium, in Paris. Thursday, a vigil gathered a large number of people under the box of the MNC, the House of New Caledonia, to pay tribute to its director, who died suddenly on July 19 at the age of 59.

In Caledonia, the week of commemorations for those who disappeared from Monique continues. After Tiga yesterday, before Maré tomorrow, it’s happening today in Lifou, Xepenehe.

  • The La Foa Film Festival is having its closing and award ceremony tonight, the famous Nautiles, at the Jean-Pierre-Jeunet cinema.
  • In Dumbéa, last day for the “Du hip-hop et des femmes” Festival at MK2.
  • The Junior Municipal Council of Noumea is celebrating its 20th anniversary today, until noon.
  • Also in Nouméa, fourth Urban Agriculture Festival, at the 7th-Km nursery, until 4:30 p.m.
  • In Païta, Ori Tahiti i Taratoni event, until 5 p.m., at the South Arena (1,500 F entry), then from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the competition finals (1,000 F). Tahitian culture in all its aspects.
  • In Ouvéa, the walei festival, the precious tuber, continues until tomorrow at the Héo tribe.
  • And at Mont-Dore, the cultural center is hosting La Nuit des chorégraphes, but it’s sold out.
  • The Bayonne Festival at the Basque Fronton.
  • The play Les Farces, which was scheduled for this evening at Château Hagen, because of the rain. Performed by the company Nose to Nose, it is postponed to next Saturday.
  • And the eighth edition of the Big up day, at the Koutio skate park, was first switched to “degraded” mode, from 10 a.m. to noon, then stopped prematurely, from midday.

They move so that the Overseas are more present in the cinema and more widely, on the screen. Sam, Carla and Orana are from Caledonia and Polynesia. They created an association to carry out audiovisual projects by bringing together the Ultramarines present in France. The association called “The ultramarine youth for cinema and audiovisual” also wants to open up to other sectors such as music or digital.

On the football fields, a highly anticipated meeting at 3 p.m. in Lifou between SC Ne Drehu and Tiga Sport. Also on the bill for the super league:

  • AS Kunié-AS Wetr, at 3 p.m., in Numa-Daly
  • AS Lössi-AS Mont-Dore, at 5.30 p.m., also in Magenta.
  • Dumbéa FC-JS Baco at 1:30 p.m., in Boulari.
  • Horizon Patho-AS Magenta at 3 p.m., in La Roche.
  • The other match scheduled for Lifou, between Qanono and Hienghène, has been postponed.
  • Fifteenth day of the futsal super league, this afternoon, at the Anewy room in the Vallée-du-Tir and at Hnassé, in Lifou.
  • Caledonian Cup of U15 and U18 football.
  • In Dumbéa, at the sports hall of Auteuil, about forty athletes are involved in the Caledonian cup of athletic strength and bench press.
  • In Koné, Caledonian badminton doubles championships.

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