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08 May 2017 description

Tropical Cyclone Donna appears to have weakened slightly after briefly becoming the strongest out-of-season storm ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere.

Key Points:
- The cyclone is heading south-east in the direction of New Caledonia - Winds of up to 300kph have been recorded at the centre
- It is the third late-season cyclone to hit the Pacific

The severe cyclone is still at the second strongest level, a category four, as it heads towards New Caledonia's outer islands — it is expected to make landfall late on Tuesday.

13 Feb 2017 description

This year's dengue epidemic in New Caledonia has claimed its first life.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

28 Dec 2016 description

New Caledonia's capital plans to introduce a bacteria in a novel approach to combat mosquito-borne diseases.

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04 Nov 2014 description

New Caledonia has recorded its first case of chikungunya brought into the territory from French Polynesia.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

07 Dec 2012 description

Updated 7 December 2012, 19:19 AEST

Listen: Health authorities around the Pacific have started monitoring dengue fever outbreaks. Dengue epidemic his New Caledonia (Credit: ABC)

So far there has been cases reported in the Federated States of Micronesia and the Cook Islands.

But the fever is already at epidemic levels in New Caledonia with 127 cases of type-one recorded last month, and 34 cases so far this month.

02 Aug 2012 description

Much has been said about the increasing intensity of dengue epidemics in the Pacific region.

Listen: Study links climate and dengue outbreaks in New Caledonia (Credit: ABC)

Some have suggested it might just be down to better diagnosis and tracking.

But, what of the role of climate change?