An ash cloud, caused by the volcanic eruption in Tonga on Saturday 15 January, forced a plane of the Caledonian company Aircalin to be diverted to Brisbane, Australia. The plane was travelling from Tokyo to New Caledonia. It was carrying passengers who had left France the day before. The passengers were taken care of on arrival in Australia and put up in a hotel while waiting for a new flight.
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- Former Caledonian High Commissioner at the Elysée Palace
Former haussaire Patrice Faure has been appointed to the strategic position of director of the Élysée cabinet. The new arrival is a 56-year-old former non-commissioned officer who worked for the DGSE (secret service). He was prefect in the Morbihan region and above all high commissioner of the Republic in New Caledonia, where he was responsible for organizing the referendum on self-determination. He greeted the French President in French Guiana in 2017 with a resounding: "The problem with the French administration is that there are more underpants than balls!