For over 26 years the SSPX have been visiting New Caledonia, a small island in the South Pacific approximately 2000km north-west of New Zealand. Clovis Areui, the chief of a tribe, upon reading about Archbishop Lefebvre‘s fight for the Traditional Mass in a local newspaper, wrote to the Archbishop to ask if he could send a priest. The Archbishop responded by sending Fr. Laisney, newly ordained and already at his first posting as assistant priest in Australia. The SSPX continued to support the faithful in New Caledonia by sending priests from Australia whenever available, but it was not until 3 years ago that the Society were in a position to provide monthly Mass. Since then the priests of Wanganui, New Zealand have been making monthly visits.