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Information Office: Just 50m. in front of the church, in the village square, Vao, is Point I. Angèle is there most days, except Thursdays, to inform the public about the island and tourist activities. She speaks English.

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Edition Avril 2004
The most important event in the Kunie calendar, the yam harvest, took place at Isle of Pines on March 18th and 19th

Freshly unearthed yams were presented to the head of each clan, then to the little chiefs, then to the High Chief.

The second day was marked by a mass and the blessing of the large tuber vegetables, followed by a ceremony where a share of the new harvest was distributed to all the population – Melanesian and European alike.

The annual celebration recognises the hierarchy of the custom system and is a way of making peace between different clans and tribes. Families partake of the new yams with a special meal to end the harvest.


A first on Isle of Pines : a classical music concert in wonderful Oumagne Cave.

For two hours on Easter Sunday morning, stalagtites and stalacmites resonated to airs by Bach, Handel, Verdi, Haydn and Mozart.

Residents and visitors were impressed by the originality and high standard of the performance, under the direction of conductor Daniel Bourget of Noumea. A six person orchestral ensemble made the journey from Auckland, New Zealand, as did the soprano Fiona Ferens.

They were accompanied by soprano Mireille Roth Heitz and the Norsud choir from Noumea.

To the delight of all, a children’s choir from Vao village sang with the visitors.


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