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New Caledonia Week

New Caledonia Week celebrates 50 years of friendship and collaboration between New Caledonia and New Zealand.

New Caledonia Week is from 19 to 25 September, in 6 cities around New Zealand, and is articulated around a series of events, including the annual New Caledonia Film Festival which is returning in 2022 for the 3rd year.

24 September : New Caledonia Citizenship Day

New Caledonia Week is organised around the 24th of September, also known since 2004 as the "Citizenship Day" in New Caledonia - a special day for all the communities of the country to gather and celebrate "living together".

More information on the different events here:

Be in the draw to win a return ticket for 2 people to New Caledonia: Register here

New Caledonia Film Festival

A selection of eight short films, screened for the first time in New Zealand. Like previous events, and to ensure accessibility to both Francophiles and lovers of Oceanian creations, these films are screened in French and native Kanak languages, with English subtitles.

The festival takes place in 6 cities. Full information and schedule here.

Palmerston North - Where: Globe Theatre, 312 Main Street, Palmerston North - When: 24 September, 7 to 8pm - How much: Tasting and screening $35 (Alliance Française members $25) - More info:

Dunedin - Where: Public Art Gallery - When: 24 September - How much: TBC - More info:

Christchurch - Where: Lumière Cinemas, 26 Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City - When: 25 September, 5 to 6pm - How much: screening + nibbles + a glass of wine $20 (Alliance Française members $15) - More info:

Wellington - Where: Lighthouse Cinema Cuba

- When: 23 September, 6pm - How much: screening + nibbles + a drink $15 (Alliance Française members $10) - More info:

Hamilton - Where: Saint Peter's Cathedral

- When: 22 September, 6pm - How much: screening + nibbles + drinks $10 (Alliance Française members $5) - More info:

Please note that although all short films are accessible to all audiences, guidance from a parent or guardian is recommended, and some films may be more suitable for mature audiences.


The New Caledonia Film Festival is an annual gathering for fans of French-speaking Oceanian cinema, including New Zealand, Vanuatu, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Australia.


These events are organised by the government of New Caledonia, in partnership with the Alliances Françaises in New Zealand, Aircalin and New Caledonia Tourism.


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