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PNG in the News
PNG Archbishop: Aid projects should be partnerships -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=47992
Rio Tinto Loses Important Battle in Human Rights Case -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a72164
Highland Hopping -- http://www.smh.com.au/travel/highland-hopping-20090730-e2mu.html
Madang's Rainforests Threatened by Timber Mafia -- http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/1210870
Man beheaded in Wabag -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20090803/news02.htm
An expert in politics from the National Research Institute has described the early adjournment of Parliament unconstitutional -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20090730/news06.htm
Aku Lodge, Boroko -- http://akulodge.blogspot.com/
Australian Associated Press PNG Blog -- http://aappng.blogspot.com/
Birds in Paradise -- http://birdsinparadise.wordpress.com/
Cam and Jane in PNG -- http://www.camnjaneinpng.blogspot.com/
Charlye in PNG -- http://charlyeinpng.blogspot.com
Chris and Yvonne in Port Moresby -- http://png-henry.blogspot.com
Dooley's in PNG -- http://dooleysinpng.blogspot.com
Golublog: An Anthropology Blog -- http://alex.golub.name/log/
Grandma Jo in PNG -- http://grandmajo-png.blogspot.com
Hello Madang -- http://hellomadang.blogspot.com
IT Tok Tok -- http://ittoktok.blogspot.com/
Jac and John's PNG Adventure -- http://www.offexploring.com/jrosenthal/home
Kange Nga Kona -- http://pngemmiyet.blogspot.com/
Karai bilong kundu -- http://www.karaibilongkumul.blogspot.com/
Keith Jackson's PNG Attitude -- http://asopa.typepad.com/
Ken and Una in PNG -- http://www.offexploring.com/kenanduna
Lainim long Hailans -- http://studyinpapua.blogspot.com
Le Mahieu Letters From PNG -- http://dougsfamilyinpng.blogspot.com/
Little Green Palai -- http://nuahiva.blogspot.com/
Lower Ramu Bible Translation Ministry -- http://www.flyingfox.org/wordpress/
Madang - Ples Bilong Mi -- http://www.messersmith.name/wordpress
Malum Nalu's Blog -- http://malumnalu.blogspot.com/
Matt in PNG working for MAF -- http://mattinpng.com/
Max and Kaure in Alotau -- http://maxnkaureinalotau.blogspot.com/
Melanesian Interest Group -- http://mignet.blogspot.com/
Melanesian Music -- http://www.melanesianmusic.org/
Mike and Alison in Kundiawa -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cd9c23
Nancy Sullivan -- http://www.nancysullivan.typepad.com/
New Dawn on Bougainville -- http://bougainville.typepad.com/
Olgeta Long Long -- http://olgetalonglong.wordpress.com/
Pacific Family Health Journal -- http://pacificfamilyhealth.wordpress.com/
Pair of Grafs' Paragraphs -- http://pairografs.blogspot.com/
PNG Andrew -- http://pngandrew.blogspot.com/
PNG Fords -- http://pngfords.blogspot.com/
PNG Gossip Blog -- http://pnggossip.blogspot.com/
PNG Informedia -- http://pnginformedia.blogspot.com/
PNG Life -- http://pnglife.blogspot.com/
PNG Travel and Info Blog -- http://visitnewguinea.blogspot.com
Rabaul Daily Photo -- http://rabauldailyphoto-jules.blogspot.com/
Robert @ PNG -- http://www.trupela.com/
Ruth Idile Stapleton -- http://idile-idile.blogspot.com/
Sam Basil -- http://sambasil.blogspot.com/
Serving an Awesome God in Lae -- http://anvanderheide.blogspot.com/
Smyths in PNG -- http://smythsinpng.wordpress.com/
Steve Grace -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c5e97f
Stories by David Wall -- http://deberigny.wordpress.com/
The Baldwin Boomerang PNG Photo Journey -- http://giaman.com/pg/?52806e
The Beaten Path -- http://achin-pakhi.blogspot.com/
The Bloguseum -- http://dreamzmedia.wordpress.com/
The Masalai blog -- http://masalai.wordpress.com/
The Melanesian -- http://themelanesian.org/
Tubuans and Dukduks -- http://garamut.wordpress.com/
Warakam PNG -- http://warakambpng.blogspot.com
White Meri -- http://whitemeri.spaces.live.com/
Why? Why not? -- http://skyeball.wordpress.com/
Random PNG Links
Kavieng Golf Course -- http://wikimapia.org/13386518/Kavieng-Golf-Course
Boroko Telephone Exchange -- http://wikimapia.org/13446174/Boroko-Phone-Exchange
Market day in the PNG Highlands -- http://giaman.com/pg/?61fa7c
Spreading tree in Alotau -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/yumievriwan/3757913064/
Another of the birds caged at Napatana Lodge in Alotau, Milne Bay -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/yumievriwan/3778102175/
Seven Dangerous Destinations -- http://laughing1wolf.blogspot.com/2009/08/danger-will-robinson.html
Brent Stirton's work from PNG is just superlative have a close look at his series of images of PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b3022f
Madang, Madang Province -- http://carahalldin.blogspot.com/2009/07/madang-madang.html
Volcanoes and Kokopo -- http://tartantales.blogspot.com/2009/08/volcanoes-and-kokopo.html
Air Niugini -- http://www.airniugini.com.pg
Leaf Scorpion fish off Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6d8811
A random selection of photo's around Mt Hagen -- http://mattinpng.com/2009/08/04/mt-hagen-photos
Wara Kum Polluted
Traces of cyanide and mercury have been found in Wara Kum, the creek supplying water to Mt Hagen city in the Western Highlands province and its peripheries. Both chemicals are used in the mining of gold. The Kum provides water for more than 30,000 consumers in the Highlands capital.
Kumuls vs Batis
The PNG Kumuls have beaten the Fiji Batis 14 - 2 in Port Moresby. The Fijian score came via a penalty. As would be expected for Port Moresby a huge crowd watched the event.
Morobe Governor in Trouble
The governor of Morobe province, Luther Wenge, may face a vote of no-confidence from within his Morobe Provincial Assembly.
See -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20090803/news04.htm
Luther Wenge said he was prepared to defend the vote of no confidence move taken by a faction of Morobe Open Members from the Opposition led by former deputy governor Koni Iguan.
Indonesian Border Closed
Indonesia and PNG have agreed to keep the border closed. The border was closed after troubles at the Freeport mine in early July after the killing of Drew Grant from Australia.
Sepik River Crocodile Festival
The Sepik River Crocodile Festival is being held at Ambunti on the 11th and 12th of August. This year's event theme: "Kirapim wok bilong turis wantaim bus, wara na pasin tumbuna bilong Sepik" calls on everyone to recognize and promote ecotourism through the natural habitats and sustainable use of the river.
Over 10,000 mosquito nets and anti-malaria tablets (diathaycarbomazine) have been distributed throughout the Nawaeb district of Morobe Province thanks to donors Global Fund. The nets were dispatched to the three local level government council areas in the district. (Wain Erap and the Labuta and Nabak local level governments).
The Global Fund is financing the distribution of over 88 million mosquito nets around the world. See -- http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/malaria/
Each year, malaria causes nearly one million deaths, mostly among children under 5 years of age, and an additional 189 to 327 million clinical cases, the majority of which occur in the world's poorest countries.
see also -- http://apps.who.int/malaria/
Pride of PNG Awards
A total of 300 nominations were received for the Pride of PNG Awards. The winners this year were -
Bravery and Courage - Freda Eddington;
Community Spirit - Theresa Eno;
Disability - Ariel Menring;
Education Role Model - Lillian Ahai;
Environment - Elizabeth Tonge; and
Young PNG - 10-year-old Shirley Paul from Mt Hagen
There are six categories of awards in the Pride of PNG Awards.
Another Road Accident
An accident along the Popondetta-Oro Bay Highway near the Eroro villages has left five people including a baby dead and several still in hospital suffering from serious injuries.
See -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20090804/news02.htm
Orohaven Kokoda Retreat
Orohaven is located at Kokoda in Oro Province just a short flight from Port Moresby. It can accommodate over 100 toursits at any one time in traditional huts that sleep 20 people in dormitory style accommodation. Telephone : +675 340 8407
see -- http://www.orohaven.com/
Ramu Mine Closed
The Ramu Nickel Mine has been closed due to health and safety concerns. PNG's Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) chief mine inspector Mohan Singh has directed the mine's operators, the Chinese government's China Metallurgical Construction Group Corporation (MCC), to "rectify defects".
The Melbourne Age newspaper has reported that a vote of no-confidence in the Somare led government is 'likely'. Opposition Leader Mekere Morauta said in a written statement that the National Alliance-led government was no longer fit to govern PNG. From 1981 to 1999 there were multiple successful and failed attempted votes of no-confidence until Morauta brought in reforms when he was PM that have ironically kept him from pushing for office this way.
Parliament was in an uproar when the Government sabotaged the Opposition's attempt to move a vote of no confidence against it by adjourning the sitting to the 10th of November. The Opposition will refer the matter to the court. Political scientists have expressed grave concern at the manner in which the Speaker and the Government handled the motion of no confidence and the adjournment of Parliament.
The Post Courier has reported that the Government released a total of K124 million and paid K2 million each to the 56 Members of Parliament who stood with it to adjourn Parliament from the District Support Improvement Program (DSIP) fund. It has been announced that Parliament House needs K60 million for a complete overhaul.
see -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20090730/news02.htm
also -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20090804/news01.htm
The 6th International Orchid Spectacular was held recently (25th and 26th July 2009) at Parliament House. The Skerah web site has pictures of the event. -- http://skerah.com/orchidspectacular.php
Namatanai Mini Mask Festival (on now) - 5th to 8th of August
3rd Sepik River Crocodile Festival - 11th to 12th August
Mona Festival - Bougainville - 13th to 15th August
Western Highlands provincial show - 18th and 19th of August
45th Medical Symposium - Port Moresby - sponsored by the Pacific International Hospital from the 30th of Aug to the 4th of September
8th National Garamut and Mambu Festival - Wewak - 5th - 6th of September
5th Bilasim Skin Festival - Goroka - 12th, 14th and 15th of September
Mt Wilhelm Walk for Life - 18th to the 20th of September
World Heart Day - 28th September
Pacific Mini Games in Rarotonga, Cook Islands from the 29th of September to the 2nd of October.
PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum 2009 Seminars 27th to the 30th of October -- http://skerah.com/Venuecentral/Premiumlink/pngcmp.php -- or -- http://www.pngchamberminpet.com.pg/images/pdf_files/chevents.pdf
31st October and the 1st of November - Morobe Show - see -- http://www.morobeshow.org.pg/ -- and -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2f4583
6th to 8th of November - National Canoe and Kundu Festival, Milne Bay -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ab7f63
National Arts and Craft Exhibition - 13th - 15th of November
Women in Mining and Petroleum Conference - 22nd - 24th March 2010 - to be held at Divine Word University in Madang.
25th April 2010 - World Malaria Day. Malaria affects 90 per cent of the PNG population.
World liquefied natural gas (LNG) summit - Mid 2010
11th Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference - 6th to 8th December, 2010 - Hilton Hotel, Sydney - http://www.pnginvestment.cia.com.au -- This web site is out of date showing information abut the 2008 conference.
National Elections - Scheduled for June 2012
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