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PNG in the News
Newcrest resolves PNG dispute -- http://www.skynews.com.au/businessnews/article.aspx?id=789105&vId=3492221
PNG's Golpu deposit could become one of world's biggest mines -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=70588
Mum nabbed with drugs -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20120914/news06.htm
Manus want K100m -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/38490
Broncos' McGuire pumped for PNG battle -- http://giaman.com/pg/?772c1a
NEC approves K13m for SHP -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20120914/news15.htm
Govt committed to new provinces, says Zurenuoc -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/38492
Filipino SWAT duo suspended -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/38372
Security Plus PNG -- http://www.securityplus.com.pg
Wara Bilong Life -- http://www.megabright.co.nz/wara/home.htm
Milne Bay success overshadowed by Kokoda -- http://giaman.com/pg/?11758d
PNG battles after Kokoda little known -- http://giaman.com/pg/?f68663
Drug resistance-conferring mutations -- http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2180/12/191/abstract
PNG businesses play a positive in fighting TB - World Vision -- http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=70747
Villagers on Kairiru Island torn between quality of life and potential financial gains -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d26c94
Lonely Planet's guide to PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?153e88
Record of maritime tragedy unveiled -- http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8490002
Shoreline Technologies Limited -- http://www.shoreline.com.pg
Kundiawa General Hospital -- http://kundiawahospital.org
Blogs about PNG
Today's buai pekpek in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?9cfbcd
Woodingtons in Goroka -- http://www.scribd.com/doc/105276045/Woodingtons-in-Goroka
Night Out in Port Moresby -- http://www.viggers.com/roundtheworld/2012/09/night-out-in-port-moresby
Goroka show on Independence Day -- http://giaman.com/pg/?aaf76f
Mangi Tari: Madang Air-crash report not ready -- http://giaman.com/pg/?80377b
The Climate Challenger -- http://giaman.com/pg/?886db5
Kimbe Bay -- http://giaman.com/pg/?524164
Madang Air crash Report - YouTube -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orme6L8LjEc
Not really PNG but some of the troops depicted in the photos had served in PNG during World War II -- http://artblart.com/tag/wewak/
The Vanimo Show presentation -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1HSrsaZsK8
Digicel Stars Alotau -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNXZxolFU00
Hiri Moale Delayed
The Hiri Moale Festival, usually scheduled to be around the Independence Day celebrations, has been delayed. Prince Charles visiting in November as part of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Celebrations and that is around the date the Festival has been rescheduled to. The Hiri Moale festival has been quoted as being the identity of the traditional landowners and the natives of the land the city of Port Moresby is built on.
Google Maps Updates
Google now has additional high-res updates to the Papua New Guinea, USA, Greenland, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Antarctica, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Algeria, Morocco, Western Sahara, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Khazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand maps.
Kompaon Misses Out
Francis Kompaon has missed out on a medal in the final of the men's T46 100m at the Paralympics in London. The 26 year-old finished seventh in the final in a time of 12.28 seconds - more than a second slower than the personal best time he ran in the heats.
NZ Film on PNG
A documentary on a rainforest community in PNG by New Zealand film-maker Dr Paul Wolffram has been given the Jean Rouch prize for Stori Tumbuna: Ancestors Tales, which is about the Lak people.
Chinese Nationals Arrested
23 Chinese nationals have been arrested in the Eastern Highlands by the Immigration Task Force. They include six women. The youngest is an 18 year old who entered PNG on a student visa but was found working.
Opposition leader Belden Namah says the recent early adjournment of parliament is an attempt to gag the opposition especially at a time when there are issues of importance that need to be addressed immediately.
The people of Kimbe are still angry about the sinking of the Rabaul Queen.
Report on sinking of Rabaul Queen tabled in PNG Parliament -- http://giaman.com/pg/?198d2a
Sharp may face full force of law -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/38211
Between 4,500 and 5,000 Adventists have been baptized at an evangelistic campaign in PNG. The crowd was so large they couldn't all fit in Port Moresby's Sir John Guise Stadium, venue of the 1991 South Pacific Games. Fortunately, the public address system was so powerful that many thousands were able to listen while sitting in their cars or standing outside.
Every now and again the search for Amelia Earhart's lost plane returns to PNG and the David Billings theory. Mr Billings bases his claims on the finding of a non-military aircraft wreck by a group of Australian soldiers during the Second World War.
Processing Agreement Signed
Australia and Papua New Guinea have signed a deal to reopen the asylum seeker processing centre on Manus Island. Peter O'Neill and the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, signed a memorandum of understanding on the sidelines of the APEC meeting in Russia. Prime Minister O'Neill has welcomed the signing of the agreement.
-- http://giaman.com/pg/?840183 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?ed2c2f
The PNG Teachers' Association National General Secretary Ugwalubu Mowana said that teachers are the back bone of the country to develop the human resource and the government must look seriously into the teachers' issues nationwide.
State Owned Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises and State Investments Minister Ben Micah has announced he is looking overseas see if the PNG Government could adopt their standards and structures to help the State Owned Public Enterprises. The Minister said he would be looking at the way Singapore manages its state-owned enterprises and investments as a possible role model for Papua New Guinea.
PNG Fire Services
PNG Fire Services has signed an agreement with Telikom PNG to provide reliable and high speed internet via its fibre-optic link to help facilitate the Computer Aided Dispatch System. The system will record all emergency calls and dispatch to the relevant fire station.
Anglican Mothers Union
Members of the Anglican Mothers Union will attend a conference in West New Britain from the 23rd to the 30th of September. The conference will highlight and educate women on controversial issues such as violence against women and parenting.
Gun Runner Nabbed
The National Criminal Intelligent Unit (NCIU) has arrested a 38 year-old Indonesian man suspected of being involved in the smuggling of firearms and ammunition into PNG. The suspect was arrested following a tip off from police NCIU where Border Security (Customs) officials and police confiscated the weapons. Lae Metropolitan Police Superintendent Nema Mondia has confirmed the arrest.
37th Independence Day
People around the country are celebrating 37 years of Independence. The Goroka show has more than 110 traditional singsing groups performing at the National Sports Institute. However, the students of Roku primary school in central province have not had water for 37 years. The school was established in 1975 and is not very far from the Nation's Capital. The school survives on rain water and the head teacher purchases water tankered in from Port Moresby by Eda Ranu.
Kavieng set for 16th -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/38421
Maprik Secondary School, in East Sepik, will have 40 desktop computers installed in its library for students and teachers to use. -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/38197
Computer set for traffic police -- http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20120910/news20.htm
Approved title fights for vacant international bantam weight and Asia Pacific light welter weight has been scheduled for Port Moresby on the 18th of November. The fights have been sanctioned by the World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF). The main bout will feature PNG's Manus raw breed Jason Hayeu taking on Filipino Dado Cabintoy in the WPBF bantamweight title. The support event will feature PNG's Douglas Walo against Filipino's Jonel Gandapan in the WPBF Asia Pacific light welter weight title. Both PNG boxers are well into their preparations for the fights.
Anaesthetists Help PNG
Australasian anaesthetics have provided 93 simple oxygen monitors to hospitals in the country. The equipment will help ensure safe anaesthesia and save the lives of thousands of patients undergoing surgery. The monitors, known as pulse oximeters, were donated by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) at the PNG Medical Symposium and will be distributed to 40 hospitals to help raise the standard of care provided to patients.
Art-Pacific.com and the Postal History Foundation in Tucson, AZ USA are hosting an exhibit of stamps, artefacts and associated prints and materials from both sides of the island of New Guinea from the collections of Ron Perry. The exhibition runs through October. Website link to the show is -- http://giaman.com/pg/?62c3b5
Southern Highlands Landslide
Over 200,000 people have been affected by heavy rain in the Southern Highlands. An elementary school boy and two girls between the ages of 10 and 16 were buried alive when a huge landmass gave way and covered them at Wara Boom in the lower Mendi area recently. Their bodies are yet to be recovered from the site while relatives had conducted funeral wakes.
Full extent of flood damage in PNG's Southern highlands still unclear -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a0c8f6
Body of girl retrieved -- http://www.thenational.com.pg/?q=node/38437
Prime Ministers' XIII
Adrian Lam will take charge of the PNG Prime Ministers' XIII match against the Australian Prime Ministers' XIII, coached by Mel Menininga, at the PNG Rugby League Oval. The squad will be announced this coming week.
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.
Independence Day - Today - 16th September
Rugby League PNG vs Aust Prime Ministers' XIII - 23rd September, Port Moresby
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
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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