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PNG in the News
Gulf plans to open university college -- http://shareholdersunite.com/mybb/showthread.php?tid=1628
PNG Clan leaders view remains -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8ba286
Unlocking agriculture's potential -- http://giaman.com/pg/?031c45
Worries in PNG over Manum Islanders' resettlement -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=71039
Ausaid helps five groups -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20120921/news16.htm
Escapes blamed on bad state of cells -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/38761
Australian accused of PNG gun running -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fad174
Spread of TB cases slows but threat is 'long-term' -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f7ffab
UPNG awaits New VC - http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20120919/news09.htm
WWl Submarine Mystery Disappearance Honoured -- http://www.marinelink.com/news/disapearance-submarine347649.asp
Milne Bay - War History Online -- http://www.warhistoryonline.com/tag/milne-bay
Worlds Collide - AFAR -- http://www.afar.com/highlights/worlds-collide
POM Layover -- http://giaman.com/pg/?538b25
Tattoos and scarification -- http://giaman.com/pg/?af9351
Minister Tomscoll opens 56th Goroka Agriculture Show -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fda664
Pacific MMI supports Port Moresby Nature Park -- http://giaman.com/pg/?600622
Extradition (Papua New Guinea) Regulations 2010 -- http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2012C00657
Goroka Show -- http://giaman.com/pg/?cf6922 -- and -- http://365project.org/bobfoto/365/2012-09-14
Faces behind the masks -- http://www.theage.com.au/travel/faces-behind-the-masks-20120920-268ou.html
Milne Bay -- http://giaman.com/pg/?5c52d4
Goroka satellite view & Goroka Street view -- http://www.maps-streetview.com/Papua-New-Guinea/Goroka/satelliteview.php
Kundiawa road map & Kundiawa Street view -- http://www.maps-streetview.com/Papua-New-Guinea/Kundiawa/roadmap.php
Goroka Show 2012 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdoUVRXYb88
Independence Pics -- http://skerah.com/article_culture.php?id=453
Digicel Stars Kokopo -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cB0mygUbf0
PX Engineering Photos -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGHY-_k5K_U
Diving at Kimbe Bay -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLnbQF-oUB4
Tavurvur Volcano -- http://kindagamey.tumblr.com/post/21670597992/sciatic-tavurvur-volcano-rabaul-papua-new
Today's buai pekpek in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?e81f6b
Remembering Rabaul Town -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8a1e10
To Wewak -- http://florinbora.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/to-wewak
Alotau fish market -- http://malumnalu.blogspot.com/2012/04/alotau-has-new-k70000-fish-market.html
Earthquakes happen on a regular basis in PNG fortunately often only with minor effects being felt. If you are at all interested you can visit -- http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ -- This site, maintained by the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program, will show you the most recent ones around the world. On an initial visit you will be presented with a map of the world but you can drill down to show just Papua New Guinea if you want to.
Details of a tour by the future British King, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, have been released. The couple will spend two nights in and around Port Moresby. The pair will visit nine cities in less than a fortnight during a tour of PNG, Australia and New Zealand. Charles will celebrate his 64th birthday in Wellington on the 14th of November.
BSP Go Green
InterOil as a responsible corporate citizen with a commitment to the environment and has thrown its support behind BSP's Annual Clean Up Days in Lae by providing 200 litres of fuel for contractors trucks to collect rubbish after the recent clean up.
The Annual School Clean Up Day was held on the 21st of September and the Community Clean Up day was on the following day. This is the third year running, BSP has organised the nationwide event. The theme for this year was "Don't dump it, Bin It".
A day after the clean up campaign the roadside was again littered.
Lutheran Women's Conference
Bulolo in Morobe province is currently hosting the Evangelical Lutheran church of Papua New Guinea's biannual national women's conference. Each of the 19 church districts around the country were expected to send participants. The host district, Yabim, had prepared well for the event.
Lihir Capacity Reduction
Newcrest's Lihir operation has temporarily reduced production to approximately 25% of plant capacity due to an issue with the electrical system in the main oxygen plant. The oxygen plant supplies oxygen to the autoclaves to facilitate the pressure oxidation process which enables gold recovery from the ore feed.
Eighty-three MPs in the 111 seat PNG Parliament all face challenges in the Court of Disputed Returns. A total of 105 election petitions have been filed so far.
80 regional ballot boxes in Jiwaka province have been burnt. Losing candidate Jamie Maxtone-Graham was disputing his loss in the courts.
Air Niugini has expressed its disappointment with an Asian Development Bank’s report on state-owned entities in PNG. The airline says it was never involved in any discussions with ADB to get proper information. Other organisations have expressed similar concerns about the report.
Marine Industrial Zone
The K800 million (US$374.8 million) Pacific Marine Industrial Zone (PMIZ) or Marine Park as it is known in Madang will bring huge benefits to the locals especially the communities.
Manus Detention Centre
A group of landowners on Manus Island ar demanding AUD 45-million before an Australian processing centre for asylum seekers is built. The PNG government has agreed to Australia's proposal to build a processing centre and and Australian troops arrived on the island this week to start work. The landowners say the compensation would be used to set up local companies to provide services like transport, security and catering to the new centre. Most of the land in PNG is controlled by traditional landowners, allowing them to wield considerable power.
Orders of PNG
Nominations have been called for the 2013 Orders of PNG New Year's and Queen's Birthday Honours. The Orders of PNG awards are made each year on New Year's Day and Independence Day. Awards under the Imperial Honours are announced on the Queen's official birthday holiday in June.
Purse Seiners Ban
After Australia's ban on a super trawler fishing vessel fishing in Australian waters a PNG MP wants to ban all purse seiners from fishing in PNG's waters, be they super or not.
Manus Open Ronny Knight has made a call under the Private Members’ Bill right for the current National Fisheries Act to be amended. -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20120921/news09.htm
2013 Mateship Trek
Young Canterbury-Bankstown residents are being encouraged to travel the Black Cat Track in PNG as part of the 2013 Mateship Trek during the Anzac Day period in April. The program brings together a group of young people to walk in the footsteps of Australian soldiers.
PM's XIII scrape past PNG
Australia's Prime Minister's XIII scored a late try in the 76th minute by Knights winger Akuila Uate to score a tight 24-18 victory over Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby. Those not at the game were able to receive tweets from Skerah giving almost a blow by blow description of the game.
Southern Highlands Flooding
Flooding in the Southern Highlands is now under control. The manager of the National Disaster Office says the Government has heeded calls and has released 500 thousand Kina through the National Disaster Centre for the most affected communities in the four provinces of Jiwaka, Western Highlands, Southern Highlands and Gulf.
Emergency operations in PNG's flood damaged Southern Highlands -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ecfee3
The Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, has assured the people of Bougainville that his administration is ready to help the autonomous provincial government achieves its development aims over the next five years.
ExxonMobil Fail to Find Gas
ExxonMobil had failed to find gas at its Trapia-1 well in PNG
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.
Simbu Agricultural Show 26 - 27th of September at the Dickson Oval in Kundiawa.
Imotiva Kokoda 2012, Walk for a Cause - 9th October 2012 -- http://thelukeadamsfoundation.org.au/?p=580
Milne Bay Music Festival -- 28th October 2012
IOTA tour -- 19th October to the 4th November 2012 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?7fb078 -- http://www.p29ni.yolasite.com
Prince Charles Visit -- first week of November
Fifth PNG Games, Kokopo, East New Britain - 17th to 30th November 2012
Rabbitohs to play PNG Kumuls -- 9th of Feb 2013
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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