Research

Open letter from Kanaky: Things are really bad, we need to speed up decolonisation

OPEN LETTER: By a Kanak from Aotearoa New Zealand in Kanaky New Caledonia I’ve been trying to feel cool and nice on this beautiful sunny day in Kanaky. But it...

Media fuss over stranded tourists, but Kanaks face existential struggle

COMMENTARY: By Eugene Doyle “Only the struggle counts . . .  death is nothing.”  Éloi Machoro — “the Che...

French security presence in Kanaky New Caledonia set to remain ‘indefinitely’ after Macron’s failed visit?

By Mick Hall French security forces sent to quell deadly violence in New Caledonia could remain indefinitely if the...

‘France lost the plot’ – journalist David Robie on Kanaky New Caledonia riots

By Lydia Lewis Liberation “must come” for Kanaky New Caledonia, says one of the few New Zealand journalists who...

RSF calls on French authorities to guarantee journalist safety in Kanaky New Caledonia

Pacific Media Watch The Paris-based global media freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for guaranteed safety for...

Palestinian visionary who fights Israel’s ecocide with biodiversity and sustainability resistance

By David Robie For more than 76 years, Palestinians have resisted occupation, dispossession and ethnic cleansing, culminating in Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza. Yet in the...

Kanaky in flames: Five takeaways from the New Caledonia independence riots

ANALYSIS: By David Robie, editor of Café Pacific Jean-Marie Tjibaou, a revered Kanak visionary, was inspirational to indigenous Pacific political activists across Oceania, just like...

Why is New Caledonia on fire? According to local women, the deadly riots are about more than voting rights

ANALYSIS: By Nicole George New Caledonia’s capital city, Nouméa, has endured widespread violent rioting over the past three days. This crisis intensified rapidly, taking local...

Violence erupts in New Caledonia as independence supporters oppose legislation in Paris

Macron’s plan has backfired. But there can be no sustainable solution without cooperation of all parties, writes a former Australian diplomat in New Caledonia. ANALYSIS:...

New Koi Tū future report calls for overhaul of outdated NZ mediascape to restore trust

Koi Tū New Zealand cannot sit back and see the collapse of its Fourth Estate, the director of Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures,...

From Gallipoli to Gaza: remembering the Anzacs not as a ‘coming of age’ tale but as a lesson for the future

ANALYSIS: By Olli Hellmann When New Zealanders commemorate Anzac Day today on April 25, it’s not only to honour the soldiers who lost their lives...