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PNG in the News
PNG governor says Australia interfering with national affairs -- http://www.radioaustralianews.net.au/stories/201003/2846219.htm?
Managing water to be healthy - Port Moresby -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/7483
Ramu Ni-Co mine worker killed -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100319/business05.htm
Flying high in Asia-Pacific -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/7557
AIDS discrimination more prevalent in rural areas -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/7542
PNG's Bogia people deliver ultimatum for removal of volcano-displaced islanders -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=52624
K125m to boost Kokopo -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100324/news03.htm
Two Chinese groups were shocked to hear that PNG's "most notorious criminal" has alleged Chinese triads are sponsoring candidates for the elections in 2012 -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100325/news01.htm
Diving in Madang -- http://janeinpng.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/diving-in-madang/
A Starfish Is Born -- http://www.messersmith.name/wordpress/2010/03/23/a-starfish-is-born/
Ken and Una in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b90e32
Jane in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0c3e2d
Malum Nalu: Conservative coffee farming a way to go -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3853df
Kauri trees in Popondetta town -- http://www.panoramio.com/photo/30510573
A brief snap shot of the Goroka show -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa_M4OxX1U4
Airlines PNG's ATR 72-500 -- http://aviationislife.com/tag/atr-72/
PNG Photos -- http://www.elisasjourneys.com/PapuaNewGuineaPhotos.htm
A glimpse of PNG. West New Britain Province -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5042e7
Ansett Boeing 727-77QF VH-RMS at Port Moresby -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/leap1/3149100176
Flying into a Sepik River village -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ84mrelT_M -- Samaritan Aviation's first flight into a Sepik River village in their Cessna 206 amphibious airplane.
Sepik Ironman Triathlon event in Wewak, East Sepik -- http://blixtube.com/y88-xOc5aQo/sepik-ironman-promo.html
Photo of Provincial government buildings in Kimbe -- http://www.panoramio.com/photo/30510581
More detail about Kundiawa Market -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/73472001@N00/4447234178/meta/
Flight Into Yesterday - a film from the 1960's -- http://www.youtube.com/?v=7Al0IGcEPHI
PNG Post Office -- http://www.postpng.com.pg
Coffee for Communities - Latitude 6 -- http://www.aroona.com/tag/png/
PNG 2009 Human Rights Report -- http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2009/eap/136005.htm
Sunday Chronicle PNG Sports -- http://sundaysportsnews.blogspot.com/
Breaking Bows and Arrows -- http://giaman.com/pg/?57f626
Traditional Sailing in Milne Bay -- http://www.calacademy.org/blogs/jdumbacher/?p=56
Jason South's best pictures of 2009 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?0fc5fa
Shipping Routes Expanded
Lutheran Shipping, one of the household names in the PNG shipping business, has revealed that there are plans to service all provinces in the country.
Full story -- http://pidp.eastwestcenter.org/pireport/2010/March/03-02-13.htm
Where is April River? Since this is the PNG FAQ's the answer is - April River is in the Hunstein Mountains, a range of mountains south of the upper part of the Sepik River in the East Sepik province.
Where is the Markham River? It originates in the Finisterre Range and flows for 180 km (110 miles) to empty into the Huon Gulf in Morobe province.
QantasLink Looks Towards POM
QantasLink Australia wants to start flying between Cairns and Port Moresby from July. QantasLink plans to have 12 weekly flights by the end of year using one of its new 74-seat Q400 aircraft. Executive manager Narendra Kumar of QantasLink said the airline's focus remained its regional operations, but it wanted to open up the PNG route to capitalise on resource development in the region, and take advantage of the Q400 and crew at its Cairns base. The airline also has a fleet of 11 Boeing 717 jets manly flown in Western Australia.
Guns for Roads
The Maramuni people living on the border of Enga and East Sepik provinces have surrendered 56 guns (12 were factory-made, which included single shot and multi shot, while 44 were home-made) to the police. The guns were then dismantled and set on fire by the police. A local politician told them that since they surrendered their guns, he would give the contract of the 70km road construction from Wabag to Maramuni to the people to construct it.
The Lae Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala dinner. The club has many achievements and numerous milestones over the last 50 years. Some of them are the "Rotary Against Malaria" project, village water projects, school desks and many other projects.
An old site about Rotary in Lae can be found at -- http://laerc.50megs.com/
Rotary Against Malaria -- http://www.ram.com.pg/
UOG Teaches Local Language
Students at the University of Goroka (UOG) will have the opportunity to study the Alekano language as an academic subject this year. This will be the first group of UOG students to study the Alekano language as an academic subject. UOG is the only institution in the country to teach a Papua New Guinean language at university level. Apart from Alekano the Language and Literature Department also teaches Japanese and French. -- http://www.sil.org/pacific/png/show_lang_entry.asp?id=gah
Papua New Guinea is linguistically the most complex nation of the world with over 800 languages being spoken. -- http://www.sil.org/pacific/png/show_lang.asp
World TB Day
PNG recently celebrated World TB day on the 24th of March.
Some of the events celebrated in PNG included
- TB Poster Competition
- Journalist TB Training
- Special TB supplements in both Post Courier and The National
- Corporate Partnerships
plus other events in the province.
For more details please visit -- http://giaman.com/pg/?33117b
National Women's Day
Women leaders and women from different walks of life have marched from Five mile to Unagi Oval in Port Moresby to show solidarity by celebrating National Women's day. The women called on the Government to recognise the day, by making a 1977 National Government decision that women be given half a day off without pay, become a reality for women employed in public and private sectors.
The first ever Mount Wilhelm Track 1 Cup international kickboxing tournament is set to get under way at Dickson Oval in Kundiawa. The first international event is seen also as a major drive to combat the use of drugs and homebrew in the province. The main draw card is set for the 27th of March.
Ten kick boxers from Australia are taking part. Four other boxers are representing the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
Rugby league mad Chimbu hopes to have a multipurpose playing oval of international standard by 2013.
Full story -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100323/sport07.htm
Air Niugini I
Air Niugini has opened a new corporate travel centre to cater for corporate clients and very important personnel (VIP) travelling in and out of PNG or domestically on Air Niugini flights. The separate ticketing office will operate 24 hours a day and seven days a week to provide better services to especially those in the State Owned Enterprises (SOE) and other corporate entities.
Air Niugini II
Problems with the supply of fuel has hindered the domestic operations of Air Niugini in recent weeks. Several aircraft have had to make unscheduled landings at ports that had fuel while travelling to and from ports without fuel. A defective anti-icing system caused the international flight PX-003 to return to Port Moresby before passengers were transferred to a Fokker for the trip to Brisbane.
Full story -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100324/news17.htm
New Kokopo Market
The K12 million Kokopo market is set to be officially opened at the end of this month.
Full story -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100322/news17.htm
The Chinese in PNG
Read about commerce in Kavieng when the writer arrived in 1970. It the domain of the Chinese. Old TsangTsang had died but his role as 'Number One Chinese' had been assumed by his eldest son Bruce.
Full Story -- http://giaman.com/pg/?35598a
And -- http://csds.anu.edu.au/volume_2_2008/117ChinCSDS2008Master.pdf
Kerema High School
Gulf Governor, Havila Kavo, has handed over a cheque for K1 million to Pantreid Pacific Ltd to build two double-storey four-room classrooms at Kerema Coronation High School. The high school is centrally located in Gulf Province. The Governor said "I want to see that students in Gulf get the best education. I know there is much work to be done but I believe that through this funding, it will only make it possible to accomplish the bigger things ahead."
Helifix Pilot Celebrates
Captain Sam Onno, who flies for Helifix, has clocked up 10,000 hours of flying time. Captain Onno is a former Defence Force and police pilot who used to fly the police chopper, the Eye in the Sky. In his 20 years of flying in PNG, Australia and the Pacific he has clocked in 10,000 flying hours without any accidents.
AusAID HIV/AIDS Support
The National AIDS Council Secretariat (NACS) of PNG has expressed gratitude to the Australian Government for its continuous support in fighting the HIV/AIDS in PNG.
Full story -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20100324/news13.htm
AusAID Supports Schools
Over 300 primary schools nationwide will benefit from a K20 million fund under the basic education development plan (BEDP) funded by AusAID.
Full Story -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/7508
Gutnius Lutheran Church
The bishop of the Gutnius Lutheran church (GLC) in Enga province David Piso has been removed over more than 100 grounds of alleged misconduct, misappropriation, poor and bad leadership, and serious threats on the church doctrines that had contributed towards the collapse of the church structure and organisational governance.
Full story -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/7512
Hagen Water Supply
Waterboard officials in Mt Hagen moved quickly to shut the city's water supply system after they found that vehicle engine oil was spilled into one of the tanks.
Full story -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/7461
Police have detained three men suspected of pouring engine oil into Mt Hagen's water system.
Full story -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=52655
Hagen water returns -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/7556
National Softball Championships - Kokopo, East New Britain - 2nd to 5th of April
25th April 2010 - World Malaria Day. Malaria affects 90 per cent of the PNG population.
8th May, PNG Reunion, Gold Coast Australia -- http://www.pngreunion.com/png-reunion/more-info.php
World liquefied natural gas (LNG) summit - Mid 2010
Chimbu Plant Show - 4th of June
Morobe Yam Festival - 5th of June
PNG Census - 11th to the 17th of July
National Mask Festival, Rabaul - 14th - 18th of July
Malagan Show - 14th - 27th of July
Remembrance Day - 23rd July
2010 Medical Symposium 29th of August to the 3rd of September. (Wewak)
Independence Day - 16th September
Morobe Agricultural Show - 19th - 23rd October
11th Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference - 6th to 8th December, 2010 - Hilton Hotel, Sydney -- http://giaman.com/pg/?aefb78.
Full Pacific Games - New Caledonia 2011
National Elections - Scheduled for June 2012
2012 PNG Games -- Kokopo, East New Britain
Pacific Mini Games - Wallis and Futuna 2013
Full Pacific Games - PNG 2015
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