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Blogs About PNG
Some of these are current and updated frequently while others have not seen any updates for a while. They all have something to do with PNG.
Venters Adventures -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d55549
Japan Blog - Rabaul -- http://japanblog.bloguez.com/japanblog/1753377/Rabaul
Little Green Palai -- http://littlegreenpalai.blogspot.com
PNG Blogs -- http://www.pngblogs.com
Malum Nalu -- http://malumnalu.blogspot.com
Trupela Tok -- http://www.trupela.com
Goilala's District Blog -- https://goilala.wordpress.com
PNG News -- http://aappng.blogspot.com
Warakamb PNG -- http://warakambpng.blogspot.com
Tribal Warrior -- http://naturetropics.blogspot.com
PNG in the News
11 World War 2 airmen buried 68 years after plane crash in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f31827
AAP Newsman leaves PNG after three year stint -- http://giaman.com/pg/?bc65e0
Exxon Plan Meshes with PNG Myth -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f520ac
PNG soccer league final: A Solomon Islands affair -- http://giaman.com/pg/?36f356
Domestic violence report used to educate PNG men -- http://australianetworknews.com/stories/201103/3177115.htm
Kokoda crash: focus on co-pilot, weather -- http://giaman.com/pg/?605f9e
PNG air disaster report released -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6c3bc1
'Worst' Parliament ever -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110331/news01.htm
PNG at the 'crossroads'. Sir Rabbie says leaders abuse office, Parliament not performing -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110330/news01.htm
Madang roads in poor condition -- http://pidp.eastwestcenter.org/pireport/2011/March/03-31-18.htm
National Airports Corporation chief urged to tell truth about PNG airports -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20110401/news08.htm
United Nations asks PNG to explain logging lease -- http://giaman.com/pg/?04e3e7
Ex-missionaries reminisce about PNG -- http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=316769
HALO-Flight Announces New Executive Director -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2888a4
Diary of Kan Nakamura - Rabaul, etc, -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8fbad0
University of Goroka -- http://www.uog.ac.pg
POM Wired for Change -- http://giaman.com/pg/?61480b
Killed by Friendly Fire -- http://giaman.com/pg/?b464a8
The Pacific Year of the Dugong website -- http://www.sprep.org/Biodiversity/PYoD/index.asp
A Letter from PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9098e1
Lae Chamber of Commerce -- http://www.lcci.org.pg
Oil Palm issues -- http://giaman.com/pg/?38c89c
Little Red promise PNG return -- http://giaman.com/pg/?17e5b7
Rabaul, a dive trip report -- http://tankedupmagazine.co.uk/tripreports/png.php -- free subscription required.
PNG adventures upper Ramu River catchment and Madang Coast -- http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au/Forum/index.php?topic=2096.0
Early Morning, Kokopo Beach -- http://365project.org/timtam_adams/365/2011-03-24
Male and female of the Queen Alexandra's Birdwing -- http://fb.me/MYQYOH7e
PNG in the '70's -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c68b37
Red footed boobie -- http://www.sailblogs.com/member/twinimage/?xjMsgID=118532
Lae to Madang by PMV -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8lCNLVQcH8
Montevideo Maru Memorial Fundraising
The Rabaul and Montevideo Maru Society's has a challenging task of raising AU$400,000 for a national memorial in the grounds of the Australian War Memorial by mid 2011. Next year will mark the 70th anniversary of the Japanese invasion of the New Guinea islands and the sinking of the hellship Montevideo Maru with the loss of over 1,000 Australian POWs and civilian internees. A hell ship was an unmarked Japanese vessel used to transport allied POWs under horrendous conditions.
The sinking of the Montevideo Maru stands as Australia's greatest-ever maritime tragedy.
For more details -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2d155e
PNG - Land Less Travelled
Read about Liz Light enjoying nature's abundance in Milne Bay, a pristine part of PNG, by clicking on the link below.
Here is a sample paragraph - Near Waga Waga, the wreck of a coal carrier, Muscoota, mortally wounded in 1942, has a rusting bow protruding from shallow water and the rest of her slants down into the inky blue depths. It's a terrific site for snorkelling because, after 68 years, the underwater world has transformed the ship into a glorious marine ecosystem.
Treated Nets Reduce Mosquito Bites
The PNG Institute of Medical Research (PNG-IMR) is reported as saying the rate mosquitoes are biting has been reduced by the introduction of long lasting insecticide treated sleeping nets. Section Head of the Malaria Control Program Evaluation at PNG-IMR, Dr Manuel Hetzel said that districts and villages throughout the country, they researched, showed significant reduction in mosquito bites and transmissions of malaria.
Family and friends of 11 World War II airmen missing in action since 1943 saluted the dead at a recent ceremony held at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, USA.
Amateur Radio Trip
There is a planned trip to visit PNG by Amateur Radio DX (long distance) operators in April to do an Islands On The Air (IOTA) broadcast. This is the 6th similar trip and they plan to be aboard the M V Barbarian on the first of April. They hope to visit Feni Island, then Nuguria Island, Green Island, Misima and after the main DXpedition is finished between April 22-25th, and then to Loloata Island between April 25-27th.
-- http://p29ni.weebly.com -- and -- http://www.rsgbiota.org
For those trying to contact the mainland of PNG and not the island you could try P29ZL at Ukarumpa who is currently setting up various antennas on 10, 15, 20, and 40 m for his 100W radio -- http://dx-world.net/2011/p29zl-papua-new-guinea/
PNG, Frabelle Eye Tuna Hub
Frabelle Fishing Co. is firming up plans with investors from Papua New Guinea to expand hub operations in the South Pacific region, said a key official.
PNG supplies 10 percent of the world's supply, representing 50 percent of Pacific production.
The PNG Government has confirmed investment in Solwara 1. The Government has signed an agreement and exercised its option to take up a 30 per cent stake in Nautilus Minerals' Solwara 1 project in the Bismarck Sea. Nautilus will retain a 70 per cent holding in an unincorporated joint venture. The Government also has taken a 5% interest in a separate joint venture holding company to be formed with Nautilus to provide services in the form of people and equipment to the project and has made an initial deposit of US$1.8 million as part payment for that interest.
Health Minister Blames Doctors
Sasa Zibe, the PNG Health Minister, has blamed his senior administrators, departmental head Dr Clement Malau and Secretary for Personnel Management, John Kali, for the strike action by doctors.
Emergencies covered despite PNG doctors' strike -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7ed2b4
PNG's Angau Memorial Hospital doctors support strike -- http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacbeat/stories/201103/s3179186.htm
see also -- http://giaman.com/pg/?acd057
PNG unions angry at arrest order for strikers -- http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacbeat/stories/201104/s3180306.htm
Indonesia Donates Cannons
The Republic of Indonesia's House of Representatives has approved the gift of six cannons belonging to the Army to PNG. The cannons, valued at approx US$50,000, will be used as salute guns.
PNG LNG Pipeline
Work is set to commence on the 850 km LNG pipeline by an international consortium. LNG will be transported from the Hides gas plant by buried pipeline to the LNG plant near Port Moresby through approximately 850 km of onshore and offshore large diameter pipeline. The LNG Project is expected to deliver its first LNG shipments by late 2013 or early 2014.
Due to PNG's extreme undulating terrain, an airport is being constructed to ensure materials are delivered to the site on time. The runway will be 3.2 km long, which compares with the length of major international airports - For example Heathrow's longest runway is 3.9 km.
LNG Landowner Problems
The chairman of a landowners group at ExxonMobil's Hides 4 liquefied natural gas development says the project won't go smoothly until the multinational company gives landowners contracts.
Damage Claim Struck Out
A pilot, who spent almost 1000 days in a north Queensland jail, after being convicted of having sex with a 14-year-old girl in PNG, has had his claim for damages thrown out by the Australian court after ruling it had been filed under the wrong legislation. He was also ordered to pay the legal costs of the government in relation to the claim.
Simberi Gold Mine
Australia-based Allied Gold has said it would likely resume production at its Simberi gold mine by the end of the week, after the government halted the operation due to problems with tailings. Allied aims to spend AU$32-million to raise Simberi's production to 100 000 oz/y of the yellow metal
Transport Joint Venture
Airlines PNG and JDA Wokman Limited have joined forces and created a strategic alliance to cater for the influx of workers into PNG's booming resources sector.
JDA Wokman has been operating in the country since 1991. Airlines PNG is a regional airline based in Port Moresby and is the pre-eminent air charter operator in PNG.
Is it true that Ramu Sugar has been enjoying the benefits of a 70 per cent import tariff since they started operations in 1981 and only recently the duty has been reduced to 40 per cent?
Sugar cane cultivation on a commercial plantation in PNG started in the late 1970s.
The National Carrier has again increased its fleet with the addition of another Q400 aircraft. This has boosted the national airline's fleet to 21 aircraft. The plane will be utilised mainly on the domestic network. In the near future Air Niugini expects to be able to replace its existing Boeing B757 aircraft with a third Boeing B767 aircraft.
After four years of operations a resident of remote Karkar Island has had life changing surgery thanks to Moira Kelly's Children First Foundation.
Fortunately for the patient an orthopaedic surgeon from Cabrini Hospital in Australia visited Madang in 2007 and diagnosed him with Blount's Disease and was able to offer a solution to the problem.
Full news report -- http://giaman.com/pg/?16bab4
AIDS in PNG
PNG, with one of the world's highest rates of new HIV infections, has made gains in reducing the spread of AIDS.
Youth With A Mission
The Youth With A Mission ship, the Pacific Link, will soon be heading for the Gulf of Papua to help with primary health services in areas. Areas where basic government health care is rarely available.
Note: please verify any date mentioned as dates do change and events can sometimes get cancelled.
National Softball Championships - Easter in Goroka
World Amateur Radio Day - 17 April
World Malaria Day - 25 April
Young Music 4 Young PNG - Port Moresby Country Club, Port Moresby - 30 April
Arafura Games - 7th to 14th of May -- http://www.arafuragames.nt.gov.au
Lik Lik Diwai Tourism Festival - 20th May
Wahgi Sing Sing - June
Warwin High School Cultural Day - 13th June
Kontu / Tembn Shark Calling, New Ireland - 29th June - 2nd July
Warwagira Cultural Show, Kokopo - 29th June - 5th July
National Mask Festival, 6th - 9th July
Birding in Paradise, 12th - 22nd July -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8b315c
Miss Melanesia Australia 2011 - The Irish Club, Brisbane, 16 July 2011
Malagan Show, New Ireland, 22nd - 24th July
Crocodile Festival, Ambunti - 9th & 10th August
Mount Hagen Cultural Show - 13th & 14th August
Goroka Show - 16th - 18th September
Morobe Show - 15th & 16th October
Canoe and Kundu Festival, Alotau - 4th - 6th November
Full Pacific Games - New Caledonia 2011
National Elections - Scheduled for June 2012
2012 PNG Games - Kokopo, East New Britain
Olympic boxing qualifying tournament - April 2012
Pacific Mini Games - Wallis and Futuna 2013
Full Pacific Games - PNG 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78
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