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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel

Tropical Cyclone Niran is currently tracking towards New Caledonia and is expected to pass nearby as a Category 3 system from Saturday 6 March (local time).

Cyclone Niran is predicted to bring heavy rain and destructive winds. Large waves pose risks of coastal flooding and sea conditions will also be hazardous.

New Zealanders in New Caledonia are advised to seek suitable shelter and follow the advice of local authorities, including evacuation orders. During the cyclone do not go out near the ocean and stay indoors.

Monitor local media for updates. Updated information about the cyclone can be found on the following websites: http://www.meteo.nc/ and https://securite-civile.gouv.nc/

It is also important to keep family and friends in New Zealand updated on your welfare.

Transport links may be impacted. Contact the local transport agency for updates.

New Zealanders in New Caledonia requiring emergency assistance should contact the local emergency services on the following numbers: Fire and rescue services (18), emergency medical services (15), and Police (17). 

We encourage all New Zealanders living in or travelling to New Caledonia to register with SafeTravel. SafeTravel is the official registration facility for New Zealanders both travelling or living overseas. When New Zealanders register with us, we’re able to relay important information about local developments and account for their safety and well-being as part of New Zealand’s consular response to emergencies offshore.

New Zealanders in New Caledonia who require urgent consular assistance can contact the 24/7 New Zealand consular assistance line on +64 9 920 2020 or the Consulate-General in Nouméa on +687 272 543.

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