PNG Gossip Newsletter - 16 May 2013

Search Newsletters (only)
Most Recent Newsletter
Newsletter Index
Previous Newsletter
Next Newsletter
PNG RSS News Feed

Welcome to the



Neo Melanesian

"Pidgin English"

Neo Melanesian English
praim minista prime minister
ananas / painap pineapple
banana banana
kapiak breadfruit
kaukau sweet potato
kukamba cucumber
kumu wild sweet potato
kumu / sayor / grins / saior vegetables
laulau malay apple
marita pandanus fruit
pamkin pumpkin
pikinini bilong diwai / prut fruit
poteto / patete potato
sips potato chips
switmuli orange
tomato tomato

Webster's Online Dictionary
with Multilingual Thesaurus Translation


English       Pidgin English  
Interested in having your own Web Site? Worried about the cost? It may be cheaper than you think. Take a look at pricing at the PNG Web Hosting site. Sites with space for unlimited data storage and data transfer per month start from less than US$5.00 per month. -- DOT COM Domains from US$9.00 per year. All plans come with 24 hour a day / 7 day a week ticket / phone support

Remember that this mailing list is 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

Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by

but varies on a daily basis.

If you are really keen on finding out what the Kina is worth a currency converter for most world currencies can be located at -- -- 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 -- -- and -- or try the PNG Business Directory located at -- -- and the PNG Tourism Directory -- 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 -- -- 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. --

External links - while PNG Gossip Newsletter will not sell your email address to others many links on this web site lead to other sites that may not have the same policy regarding your valuable email address. Be careful when handing over your email address to others.


A very special welcome welkam, ita hedavari is extended to any new readers. If you have comments or suggestions to make then please click here

Articles for this newsletter

To send a message for submission to the PNG Gossip Newsletter -- please click here and use the submission form.

Warning: PNG web sites seem to come and go. The fact of life is that it costs money to host a web site and there is not much return on the outlay to most businesses in PNG.

If you do click on a link and use the services or even have some comments to make then please contact the people at the relevant web site and let them know so they at least know that someone has gained some value from their efforts. If you are so inclined then please mention that you heard about them from this web site. -- The PNG Gossip Newsletter.

PNG Vegies
PNG Vegies

PNG Beach

Matupit Road
Matupit Road

PNG Web Hosting
cheap, reliable web hosting
from US$4.99 per month

Click on the link for more info.

Papua New Guinea Gossip Blog

Also please remember that the accuracy of the information in this newsletter should not be relied upon - it is, after all, a gossip newsletter.


If links in the newsletter do not work properly, copy and paste the URL into your browser and press Enter. Be sure to copy the entire link, as it may wrap to the next line. If this still does not work please send an email to the newsletter advising of the broken link.

Do you have a web site or link to a PNG related area on the WWW? If so do you want it mentioned here? Then use the submission form by clicking here

External links - while PNG Gossip Newsletter will not sell your email address to others many links on this web site lead to other sites that may may not have the same policy regarding your valuable email address. Be careful when handing over your email address.

PNG News Links

Fears sexual health cutbacks open door to HIV --

Lae Port Reopened --

Lae Port: Basil backs Union's Call --

Sir Michael Somare at the Lowy Institute --

Under-resourced PNG police force concern in volatile areas --

PNG graft suspect avoids arrest in Cairns --

Police seize assets of PNG's most wanted man --

Australia to build PNG asylum seeker centre --

PNG Draws Energy Interest --

Gillard trip excites PNG women --

PNG needs more midwives --

Young women hacked to death --

Donor funds for NACS used by other organisations --

Key suspect in murder, rape caught --

Misc. Links

Manpower Management Services -- --

Air Niugini Destinations --

In Ex-Isle by O-Shen --

PNG uni students ready to make a big contribution to Bougainville debate --

Artist Stephen Dupont frames faces of transition in Port Moresby --

Golf: Bay pro absorbs heat --

National 'Haus Krai' gets global backing --

PNG Images

Kimbe --

Julia Gillard Visits PNG --

Julia Gillard joking with Asaro Mud Men --

Visiting the Gerehu Markets --

Port Moresby --

Paga Hill, Port Moresby --

Solar Annular Eclipse Visible in Port Moresby --

PNG Blogs

PNG's mining boom --

News Items

Milne Bay

An officer from an Israeli Agri industry company is in Milne Bay province on a fact finding mission. The mission sanctioned by the Milne Bay provincial government aims to identify potential agricultural projects which they can assist to develop.


Revamp of PNG's Alotau port expected to boost cruise ship visits --


The international aid agency Oxfam says the flooding situation in Papua New Guinea's East Sepik province has now reached crisis point. Seven people have been confirmed dead and about 11,500 people have been affected by flooding along the Sepik River.


Women's Aussie Rules Football

Ruby Leete is a well-known name in women's football in the north of Queensland. The Papua New Guinea born star grew up in Port Moresby and moved to Australia in 1996. Once settled in her new home of Cairns, she soon picked up the Aussie sports bug, first playing tennis, then netball, then rugby league. However it was only in 2009 after someone at her rugby club invited her to have a go that she got hooked on AFL.


Mother-Baby Packs

Warrnambool friends Jayne Hatherall and Jo Pruis have set up a Warrnambool, Victoria and south-west arm for the foundation and are calling for items to be collected so mother-baby packs can be made up and distributed. The mother-baby packs include soap, underwear, sanitary pads, muslin wraps, jumpsuits and beanies which have been instrumental in reducing maternal and infant death rates in PNG.



Julia Gillard's Visit

The Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, has visited PNG. The trip is the first official visit for Ms Gillard and the first visit since former prime minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007. The three-day visit included visits to a local market and primary school as well as tours of the Exxon Mobil Liquefied Natural Gas plant and the Bomana War Cemetery as well as talks about problems with the Manus Island detention centre.

Australia, PNG look for modern relationship --

Gillard to streamline visas for visitors from PNG --

Aussie PM has laid a wreath at the Bomana war cemetery --

Speech To Port Moresby Chamber Of Commerce And Industry --

Water in Western

Safe and reliable water supply will be built in 49 South Fly villages in Western Province, with funding handed over in Kiunga recently for phase two of PNG sustainable development program's CMCA water supply project.


PNG Policing

Australia has agreed to help PNG improve its policing as the two close neighbours aim to broaden their relationship to accommodate a 'modernising' PNG. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Peter O'Neill recently signed a joint declaration for a new partnership between the two nations.


CHOGM 2013

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill strongly denounced attempts by certain quarters to hamper the hosting of CHOGM 2013 by Sri Lanka and indicated the full backing of his government for the Colombo summit. He specifically indicated his keen interest to visit Sri Lanka to attend the Commonwealth event and also to travel in Sri Lanka to get firsthand knowledge of the new harbour and airport development as well as on water reservoirs and climate change issues.


Children in the Streets

World Vision's Children in the Streets Situation project, focussing on children aged 15 and under in four identified settlements of south Port Moresby, was launched recently.


Fijian Workforce

A group of PNG landowners are expected to visit Fiji soon to meet and finalise details with the Fiji government on the recruitment of Fijians to work in a Chromite mine in Madang.


Alotau Port

The Papua New Guinea Ports Corporation Limited says the $US19.5 million rebuild of Alotau port in PNG is expected to give the country's economy a boost when cruise ships visit Milne Bay.


Thylogale Brunii

The dusky pademelon (Thylogale brunii), also known as the dusky wallaby, is a marsupial that can be found on the Kai and Aru islands, Papua New Guinea, and in the Trans Fly savanna and grasslands ecoregion in Papua Province in Indonesia. It prefers a habitat in both arid and tropical savannahs, forests, shrublands, lowlands, and grasslands.


PX Reunion in Kokopo

On Friday the 1st of November 2013 there will be a reunion of Air Niugini staff to be held at Kokopo. Those wishing to attend should contact Howard Lahari on +675 982 8111/8110 or Gordon Joseph on 982 8436.

Don't forget the similar event being held in Australia --

Surfing PNG Tour

Want to take your surfing to the next level? Then from the 23rd to the 30th of Nov 2013 at Tupira Surf Camp in PNG might be what you are after. Tupira Surf Camp is situated between Madang and Wewak on PNG's north coast with one of the country's most consistent right-handers a mere 20 metre stroll from your bed. Tupira's remote location provides a safe and friendly environment for guests to enjoy PNG's spectacular culture and surfing.



National Haus Krai

The PNG Chamber of Commerce and Industry has backed the National Haus Krai. The chamber sees violence against women as a national issue requiring a comprehensive approach. The Haus Krai started in Port Moresby on Tuesday with a night long prayer vigil followed by a sit-in protest on Wednesday to coincide with the new sitting of parliament.

Parlt to hold minute of silence for women --

Organiser Esther Igo has told Radio Australia's Pacific Beat the event has widespread community support because there has been so much violence against women and children.



Cut Arms Off

A senior police officer says cutting off the arms of a serious crime offender is better than imposing the death penalty on him. The officer said if both arms were cut off, the person would become useless and would be spoon-fed by relatives and family members until death.


Politician Financial Returns

19 Members of Parliament will be facing a leadership tribunal for failing to submit their annual returns. The Register of Political Parties and Candidates Dr Alphonse Gelu said that currently the commission was finalising the list of MPs and was preparing to publish them in the media.


Queensland Premier

The Queensland (Australia) Premier Campbell Newman will visit PNG on Tuesday for a two-day trade mission.


Redemption Trek

A group of 19 young men who changed their ways from being criminals to Christians have trekked across the country to raise funds to build a chapel in their village.


Fiji / PNG's Military Operations

A move to bring Fiji and PNG's military operations closer together has raised concerns with former PNGDF Major General Jerry Singirok. The agreement could see PNG military personnel joining Fiji soldiers in overseas peacekeeping missions.


William Kapris Escapes

Notorious criminal, William Nanua Kapris, has once again escaped from Bomana prison just outside Port Moresby. Kapris is serving several lengthy jail sentences for some of PNG's most infamous robberies as well as other offences, including rape and attempted murder.



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.

Biggest Morning Tea - May --

PwC Corporate Challenge - Sunday 19th of May 2013, in both Port Moresby and Lae

Sir Anthony Siaguru Walk Against Corruption - 26th May 2013, Jack Pidik Park, 5 Mile

2013 Oceania Cup - June 2013

Hiri Moale Festival - July 2013

Pacific Mini Games - Wallis and Futuna 2013

2013 Pacific Netball Series (hosted by Fiji)

Goroka Show 2013 --

Christmas Day - 25th December 2013

Boxing Day - 26th December 2013

New Year's Day -- 1st January 2014

Full Pacific Games - PNG 4th July to 18th July 2015 --

5th Melanesian Festival of Arts - July 2014 --

Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017

2018 APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby.

Do you have an event that you want advertised? - Use the submission form located at --

PNG Media

Interested in having your own Web Site? Worried about the cost? It may be cheaper than you think. Take a look at pricing at the PNG Web Hosting site. Sites with space for unlimited data storage and data transfer per month start from less than US$5.00 per month. -- DOT COM Domains from US$9.00 per year. All plans come with 24 hour a day / 7 day a week ticket / phone support


If a friend has given or sent you a copy of this newsletter and you would like to keep receiving free copies then please visit -- -- for instructions on how to join the list.

Articles for this Newsletter

If you think you have a PNG page worth mentioning then please click here and use the submission form

To send a message for submission to the PNG Gossip Newsletter queue please click here and use the submission form.

If you want to subscribe please fill out the application on the following page.

If you want to unsubscribe then select the unsubscribe option on the next page.

ArchivesView PNG Gossip Newsletter Archive


Search Newsletters
Newsletter Home
Newsletter Index
Previous Newsletter
Next Newsletter
Most Recent Newsletter

-- THE END --

In Tok Pisin - em tasol

For other ways of saying "the end" please pay a visit to --

Some of the ways of saying "that's all" are courtesy of Liz and her friends at the University of Technology in Lae. --

If you can add to this list then please click here and use the submission form.

Information contained in this newsletter may be correct only at the time of publication and may be subject to change at any time without notice.

Created 16 May 2013
Updated 26 May 2013

Sponsored by

©2013 - 2014 -- Gia Mann