20 Mar 2018

New Caledonia independence referendum set for 4 November

From , 4:03 pm on 20 March 2018

New Caledonia's next referendum on independence from France is set to be held on 4 November.

The Congress approved the date with 38 votes to 14.

RNZ Pacific reporter Walter Zweifel has been following debate over the crucial poll.

The New Caledonia congress.

The New Caledonia congress. Photo: AFP