The whole Oleti Team wish you a happy New Year from New Caledonia, Nouvelle Caledonie, Nueva Caledonia….
2018 is an important year for New Caledonia with a referendum on autonomy held at the end of the year: New Caledonians will vote on whether they want to stay part of France or not.
At Oleti Tours, we are here to please our guests with great experiences and service 🙂 , and we choose not to be involved in political matters. Whatever decision New Caledonians make we hope that Peace, Love and Tolerance will remain at the heart of New Caledonia’s values.
Let’s appreciate that we are given the democratic right to choose for our future. Let’s not be afraid of the outcome. But also, let’s not forget that life will continue after the referendum and that whatever our political beliefs are, we are here to build a peaceful country where everyone can lead a happy and fulfilling life.
We look forward to welcoming you to New Caledonia and we wish you a happy new year.
The Oleti Team
NEW YEAR, NEW CALEDONIA: have you noticed that there are many NEW in the South Pacific? 😉
New Zealand, New South Wales the Australian state, New Hebrides the previous name of Vanuatu and New Caledonia. But do you know what they mean?
New Caledonia: James Cook arrived in 1774 to the North east of New Caledonia and he found similarities to Scotland and named the island literally ‘New Scotland’. Caledonia is the ancient celtic word used by Romans to call Scotland.
New Zealand: From Zeeland, a province of the Netherlands.
New Hebrides (Vanuatu): Hebrides is an archipelago off the west coast of mainland Scotland.
New South Wales: I am sure you have heard of Wales, country of Rugby?