PNG Gossip Newsletter - 16 Jul 2012

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Neo Melanesian

"Pidgin English"

Tok Pisin English
akis axe
bagarap break down / worn out
bagarapim spoil
banara bow
banaras bows and arrows
birua /tupela i bam/bagarap accident
dokta medical assistant / doctor
hama / hamarim hammer
masket / raifol / gan gun
pinis end / finish
rop bilong banara bowstring
spia/supia spear
supia bilong banara arrow
supia I gat huk barbed arrow or spear
supsup fish spear
supsup bilong banara pronged arrow
tamiok tomahawk

Webster's Online Dictionary
with Multilingual Thesaurus Translation

       

English       Pidgin English  
 
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Remember that this mailing list is meant (mainly) for people who have an interest and already know a little bit about the people and geography of Papua New Guinea. The PNG Kina, which is mentioned from time to time in this newsletter, is currently worth around

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If you are really keen on finding out what the Kina is worth a currency converter for most world currencies can be located at -- http://www.michie.net/pnginfo/moni.html -- The PNG Business Directory also has daily rates based from a PNG perspective

Want to find out more about Papua New Guinea? Try searching at -- http://www.michie.net/pnginfo -- and -- http://www.michie.net/png_faqs or try the PNG Business Directory located at -- http://www.pngbd.com -- and the PNG Tourism Directory -- http://www.pngtd.com. Both are excellent places to look for information about the country.
For those who are not so familiar with the geography of Papua New Guinea I suggest taking a look at -- http://maps.google.com -- and then clicking on the "+" to zoom in to the area of interest. Go to the following link for a quick start to a map of Port Moresby. -- http://www.michie.net/pnginfo/pom-map.html

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Kokoda 1942
Kokoda 1942 emblem on the side of the new Air Niugini Boeing 737

P2-PXD
P2-PXD on arrival at Jackson's International Airport

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PNG in the News

Air Niugini Supa Cricket Series lures Brisbane -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20120706/sport05.htm

PNG Deputy PM fights to keep seat -- http://news.msn.co.nz/article.aspx?id=8498105

PNG Speaker arrested for bribery -- http://www.skynews.com.au/topstories/article.aspx?id=770154

Vanimo Green MP Belden Namah is furious after accusing brothers Arthur and Sana Somare of trying to board his private jet at Boram Airport, Wewak, East Sepik province. -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/35698

Rogue policemen detained in Goroka -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20120709/news08.htm

Cult Members Arrested -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9781d7





Misc PNG links

Election Results -- http://results.pngec.gov.pg/

The World of Papua New Guinea Martial Arts to You -- http://pngwarrior.com

2012 Papua New Guinea National Elections Update -- http://2012pngelections.wordpress.com

Ramu Nickel: first of a new breed -- http://www.highlandspacific.com/pdf/mining-journal-june-2012.pdf

Dedication of the Rabaul and Montevideo Maru memorial -- http://giaman.com/pg/?545693

9th Battalion Digger Account of Tobruk, Milne Bay, Buna, and Shaggy Ridge -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5aa53f

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=2223128

Atlas Steel -- http://www.png-online.com/atlas-steel-lae-lae

Goilala on line -- http://goilala.com

Milne Bay - Triposo -- http://www.triposo.com/loc/Milne_Bay

P2-PXD -- http://giaman.com/pg/?63e43a -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a28e25

Fiji PNG Mission Visits LNG in Port Moresby -- http://www.fijisun.com.fj/2012/07/10/fiji-png-mission-visits-lng-in-port-moresby/

Vanimo - Triposo -- http://www.triposo.com/loc/Vanimo

Port Moresby office - Coffey International Development -- http://giaman.com/pg/?709a66





PNG Blogs

Gary Kent Evangelistic Meetings-May, 2012 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?84c7aa

Somare to take insult & injury back to parliament -- http://giaman.com/pg/?baa7ab

Madang Morobe Highway -- http://cloudpng.blogspot.com/2012/07/madang-morobe-highway.html

Expat Blog -- http://www.expat-blog.com

Daru -- http://ramumine.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/duru-port-moresby-and-lihir-june-12-14/

Mekamui News -- http://mekamui.wordpress.com/tag/bougainville

Diving Father Islands and Kimbe Bay -- http://giaman.com/pg/?763a0c

Way out west in Vanimo -- http://giaman.com/pg/?baffb3





PNG Images

New B737 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_ilHR4RVDY

P2-PXD -- http://michie.net/balus/p2-pxd/index.html

Milne Bay province -- http://giaman.com/pg/?89bc5a

Goroka in the 70's -- http://travelmag.co.uk/?p=7291

Popondetta Secondary Appeal -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a5GSzJBrQk

Treated Bednet Distribution -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaQphLNLV_Q

Lae Game Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcYKwafv_lc


News Items

High Arctic Camp in PNG

High Arctic has announced a new camp for PNG. The heli-portable camp is a new build that will be constructed in Dubai by a supplier with considerable experience in supplying camps of this nature in PNG.

-- http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/999319/high-arctic-announces-new-camp-for-png





Missing Chopper

Attempts to find a Hevilift Bell 206 helicopter that issued a mayday call five minutes after taking off from an InterOil drill rig called Triseratops has been wound back. The helicopter is believed to have crashed somewhere in the jungle of Bawata after a local villager provided searchers with their first lead to the missing helicopter.

Missing pilot lost brother in air crash -- http://giaman.com/pg/?80a300

See also -- http://www.skynews.com.au/national/article.aspx?id=769945

Fog delays PNG crash search -- http://giaman.com/pg/?505854

PNG villagers find pieces of missing chopper -- http://giaman.com/pg/?43bb06

Bodies found in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?930d85





New Knights

Brown Bai, John Luke Critin, Theophilus George Constantinou and Luciano Cragnolini have all been knighted.

-- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20120710/news03.htm





Fuel Prices

The cost of fuel for the month of July has fallen. Petrol has fallen to K1.76 from K1.99. Diesel has dropped by 18 toea to K1.66 per litre and kerosene is down to K1.62 a decrease of 18 toea from June.





Poll Cost

Gorethy Kenneth in the -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg -- has reported the PNG elections has cost the government over K330 million to run. About K240 million of this K330.5 million funding was allocated solely for the Electoral Commission while the remaining K90 million was spread among the security force operations - PNG Defence Force K12 million, Correctional Service K9.5 million and there was a top-up to the Police election operation budget of K100 million.

-- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20120710/news01.htm

Big money battles tradition in PNG election -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ad9fd7





New News Vending Machines

The Post Courier has introduced a vending machine to sell newspapers at Vision City in the National Capital District. The vending machine is the first of six machines that will be installed in various public places in the city. The paper has also reduced the price of papers in Port Moresby from K1.20 to K1.00.





Women In Business

The SP Brewery is sponsoring the Westpac Women in Business Entrepreneur Award for this year. The award will be known as the SP Brewery Entrepreneur Award. The Brewery donated K20,000.





Geologist Appointed

El Maniel International, has appointed Mr. Michael Kande to the position of Resident Geologist and his predominant responsibilities are centered in providing technical expertise on mining operations as well as mine development to the Company on the high potential alluvial gold mining projects secured in PNG.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?2d2778





Former Kiap Recognised

A former Australian patrol officer in Papua New Guinea has welcomed the governments' decision to award him and his compatriots a medal to recognise their service. The Police Overseas Service Medal is to be awarded to around 2000 Australians, known as kiaps, who served in the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary between 1949 and 1973.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?1c3ad2





Aquaculture

The vast Sirinumu Reservoir in Central Province which supplies water and electricity to Papua New Guinea (PNG)’s capital, is home to a co-operative of 60 fish farmers who are successfully employing aquaculture to improve local incomes and food security.

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) reported that in 2007 there were 5,418 known fish farms operating in PNG and 10,000-15,000 farms with fish ponds. Fish farmers surveyed, with average families of 6-19 people, consumed 39 percent of fish produced, while the remainder was purchased by local communities.

-- http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/07/aquaculture-boosts-papua-new-guineas-food-security





Air Niugini

Air Niugini recently welcomed its first Boeing 737-700 series aircraft with a traditional fly past and hose down at Jackson's Airport, Port Moresby. The aircraft under the PNG registration of P2-PXD has 120 seats, comprised of 16 business class and 104 economy class seats. Speaking at the arrival ceremony Air Niugini Chairman Garth McIlwain said that "for many of those coming to trek the Kokoda Trail, their first experience of Papua New Guinea is when they board an Air Niugini flight".

-- http://www.airniugini.com.pg/press-releases/air-niugini-welcomes-boeing-737/

P2-PXD Hose Down
P2-PXD Hose Down Welcome to PNG





Caloundra Teacher Helps PNG

A teacher from Caloundra, Queensland has volunteered his time in the recent school holidays, braving snakes and sleeping on the floor in remote Kokoda in PNG, to help struggling teachers and families. Derek Hughes, head of middle school at Caloundra Christian College, spent part of his childhood in PNG and has a soft spot for the locals.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?f029d4





PNG Exploration

Queensland-based copper explorer Coppermoly has announced that its farm-in partner Barrick (PNG Exploration) Limited will fund and conduct a $2.21 million exploration program for the West New Britain portfolio of projects during the second half of 2012 calendar year. The 2012 exploration program will include exploration and drilling to commence as soon as possible. Drilling is aimed at targeting the higher grade secondary copper enrichment zones at Nakru-1 and Simuku.

-- http://giaman.com/pg/?5a3aff





18th Warwagira and Mask Festival

The 18th Warwagira has begun in Kokopo East New Britain at a new location between the Gazelle International Hotel and the Kokopo Museum. The National Mask Festival will start this Wednesday. This years festival will see Tubuan's from the Sulkas, Pomio, West New Britain, New Ireland and East New Britain provinces performing.





Coming Events

Note: please verify any date mentioned as dates change and events can sometimes get cancelled. Of course I may also put down a wrong date.

18th Warwagira and Mask Festival - East New Britain - 13th to 21st of July 2012 -- on now.

Moresby Open tennis titles from the 21st to the 23rd of July. -- pngtennis.pomtc@gmail.com

Mt Hagen Show - 11th and 12th of August 2012

48th PNG Medical Symposium - 2nd to the 7th of September. Gateway Hotel, Port Moresby

Samarai and Milne Bay Reunion - Rydges Oasis Resort, Caloundra, Australia between the 7th and 9th of September 2012 -- http://www.loosenuts.com.au/www/index.php -- http://www.facebook.com/groups/121192744602253/

Imotiva Kokoda 2012, Walk for a Cause - 9th October 2012 -- http://thelukeadamsfoundation.org.au/?p=580

IOTA tour -- 19th October to the 4th November 2012 -- http://www.southgatearc.org/news/june2012/papua_new_guinea_iota_op.htm -- http://www.p29ni.yolasite.com

Fifth PNG Games, Kokopo, East New Britain - 17th to 30th November 2012

Pacific Mini Games - Wallis and Futuna 2013

2013 Pacific Netball Series (hosted by Fiji)

Full Pacific Games - PNG 4th July to 18th July 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78

Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017

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Coming Events

Note: please verify any date mentioned as dates change and events can sometimes get cancelled. Of course I may also put down a wrong date.

 

Remembrance Day - 23rd July 2012

Mt Hagen Show - 11th and 12th of August 2012

48th PNG Medical Symposium - 2nd to the 7th of September. Gateway Hotel, Port Moresby

Samarai and Milne Bay Reunion - Rydges Oasis Resort, Caloundra, Australia between the 7th and 9th of September 2012 -- http://www.loosenuts.com.au/www/index.php -- http://www.facebook.com/groups/121192744602253/

Imotiva Kokoda 2012, Walk for a Cause - 9th October 2012 -- http://thelukeadamsfoundation.org.au/?p=580

Fifth PNG Games, Kokopo, East New Britain - 17th to 30th November 2012

Pacific Mini Games - Wallis and Futuna 2013

2013 Pacific Netball Series (hosted by Fiji)

Full Pacific Games - PNG 4th July to 18 July 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?081f78

Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017

Do you have an event that you want advertised? - Use the submission form located at -- ../misc/ctc.html




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