P.N.G. Gossip Newsletter - 31 Aug 1998

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PNG Gossip Newsletter Meri Milne Bay

Welcome to the Papua New Guinea Gossip - 31 Aug 1998. A very special welcome is extended to any new readers. If you have comments or suggestions to make then please e-mail them to giaman@pnggossip.com

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Remember that this mailing list is mainly meant for people who have an interest and already know a little bit about the people and geography of Papua New Guinea. The local PNG currency is called Kina and toea.

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

For those who are not so familiar with the geography of Papua New Guinea I suggest taking a look -- http://maps.expedia.com - and then click on the find a map option. Go to this link for a quick start to a link to a map of Port Moresby. -- http://www.michie.net/pnginfo/pom-map.html

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

The following page is worth a mention. Please take a look at some real news items from Papua New Guinea.

PNG Post Courier - Newspaper

They have a daily column called "The Drum" which is an even better source of Gossip than this newsletter!



Do not rely on the information contained in the PNG Gossip Newsletter.

It is possible that the information could be out of date or horribly inaccurate.

Port Moresby (POM) weather

One reader has asked the following question: -
What's the weather like over there? (PNG)

Well to answer that I can probably truthfully say that the temperature will most likely be about 30 to 32 degrees Celsius during the day and will probably drop to somewhere near 20 degrees during the night. The reason I can say that is because that is the temperature range for Port Moresby for about 350 days of the year. A couple of days a year the temp drops to below 20 but in the whole time the temp has been recorded it has not reached the magical 100 degree Fahrenheit on the other end of the scale in Port Moresby. The records go back for about 100 or so years. Because of the "high" temperatures it is pleasant when it rains.

With the weather being the way it is it is usually forgotten about in conversations. Can you imagine a conversation that doesn't bring up the subject of weather?

PNG weather details (from Yahoo)

Computer Donation

"The University This Week" newsletter had an article on the donation of Computer equipment by DG Computers. The computers will be used to encourage students to enhance their learning capability.

Daily Costs


More on airfares from the previous edition. All from Port Moresby

Australian Aid

The Australian Govt. has reluctantly given PNG an advance on the budget aid support, totalling AUD$59.2 million.

Port Moresby (POM) Freeway

The Port Moresby "freeway" exits, which have been closed off with temporary drums, are now being closed off permanently due to safety reasons.

POM Freeway
POM Freeway with Burns Peak on the left

Sea Kayaks

The chairman for health and community development services and president for the Pihi Womens Association (Nahau Rooney) has claimed that the K500,000 relocated from the Manus Provincial Govt. budget to the World sea kayaking championships has not been spent wisely.

Diana Tin fish

RD Tuna Canners Pty Ltd will be selling their "Diana" brand of tin fish nationwide this week. Is this appropriate one-year after the death of Princess Diana?

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