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Kiwis remain stranded in New Caledonia, airport still closed

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 21 May 2024, 7:52am
Smoke rises during protests in Noumea, New Caledonia, Wednesday May 15, 2024. Photo / AP | Nicolas Job
Smoke rises during protests in Noumea, New Caledonia, Wednesday May 15, 2024. Photo / AP | Nicolas Job

Kiwis remain stranded in New Caledonia, airport still closed

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 21 May 2024, 7:52am

New Zealanders stranded in New Caledonia may have to endure a few more days of riots and civil unrest. 

The main international airport in Nouméa remains closed with all commercial flights suspended. 

The French president has called another meeting with defence and security council to discuss what to do next.  

Europe correspondent Catherine Field told Mike Hosking that the government's made it clear the airport won't reopen before Thursday. 

She says more than 60 barricades on the road to the airport have been cleared, but protesters are warning they'll put up more. 

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