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A new era, a new plan: can the UN's sustainable development goals succeed? -- http://giaman.com/pg/?aa5d6a
Binatangs Stung in First Match -- http://giaman.com/pg/?8a44ae
Australia PM Turnbull admits 'concerns' about asylum seeker camps -- http://giaman.com/pg/?dd7c5d
Turnbull committed on climate: PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?abdc5a
Catholic Church Provides Disaster Relief Assistance to the Highlands Region -- http://giaman.com/pg/?fa054f
Fiji eyes strengthening ties with PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3c91c4
Australia urged to be ready to help PNG in drought -- http://giaman.com/pg/?6d30e8
University of Goroka students resume classes -- http://giaman.com/pg/?aa7b5c
Weightlifting Saga: Weightlifters Air Concerns to Federation -- http://giaman.com/pg/?97275a
Australian Army Chief Visits PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?2dccd0
Melanesian Brother killed in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?73d852
Making Lime for Betelnut Chewing in M'Buke, Manus -- http://giaman.com/pg/?714464
PNG Association Australia -- http://www.pngaa.net
Changing times in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?aedbfb
Strange haze likely due to wildfires in PNG -- http://giaman.com/pg/?c2775a
Hyde Park man mapping WWII crashes -- http://giaman.com/pg/?08d7dc
Pentagon enlisting outsiders to help search for US WWII MIAs -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1fcac4
Dogleg Waters Closed - http://giaman.com/pg/?20ab16
Pilot saves 400+ lives in PNG with free 24/7 air ambulance -- http://giaman.com/pg/?517c06
PNG Midwifery Society to Host Symposium -- http://giaman.com/pg/?70df3b
30 Accountants in Lae Receive Training from Accountancy Workshop -- http://giaman.com/pg/?014bed
Haus and Home - Episode 36, 2015 -- http://giaman.com/pg/?1e5a82
The PNG Defence Force chief of staff Colonel Mark Goina has said the PNGDF now has a recompression chamber to help divers enhance their safety and performance. The chamber is part of the PNGDF modernisation programme.
Australian researchers at the University of Queensland are discovering the secrets to captive echidna breeding. The successful births of 14 short-beaked echidna puggles in the past five years have brought hope that the knowledge can be applied to their long-beaked cousins in Papua New Guinea, which are endangered because of habitat loss and hunting
Court Documents For Parkop
The Supreme Court has ordered that court documents relating to the conduct of the 2012 general elections for the National Capital District regional seat be served on Governor Powes Parkop within seven days.
Energy Loss Widens
PNG focused oil and gas company UMC Energy Corp has posted a wider pretax loss in the first half as it booked an impairment charge on two of its licences.
Petrol Back to Normal
The supply of petrol is back to normal in the Nation's capital.
PNG Wants Aussies Back
PNG police have called for the return of two expats potentially implicated in the murder of asylum seeker Reza Barati in Australia's Manus Island detention centre.
Manus Island riot: Detainee murder trial to begin -- http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-34310955
Soldiers involved in the rescue of two Indonesians held hostage along the PNG - Indonesian Border were commended for a job well done. PNG Defence Force Commander, Brigadier General Gilbert Toropo, described the operation as one of the best ever in PNG's history.
Two charged in PNG for Indonesian hostage affair -- http://giaman.com/pg/?3a887b
Scientists are surveying conservation areas in a Papua New Guinea mountain range to gauge the impact of 15 years of conservation efforts. The lead scientist for the Nature Conservancy in the Asia-Pacific, Eddie Game, says the surveys are to help communities in Madang's Aedelbert Mountains understand the effectiveness of their conservation initiatives.
Buimo Inmates Celebrate Independence
Inmates at Lae's Buimo Jail had a late independence celebration this week. The jail camp was cheerful following this year's 40th independence celebrations.
Port Moresby Celebrates 40th Independence Anniversary -- http://giaman.com/pg/?dcd01e
Soccer Ruling Soon
The Oceania Football Confederation said its appeals committee has met with New Zealand Football over the Olympic qualifying tournament disqualification, and a decision will be out within a month.
New Zealand Football is trying to reverse a decision that saw the NZ Oly Whites team thrown out of the tournament held in during the Pacific Games, after Vanuatu protested a player's right to play for New Zealand under FIFA statutes.
The volcano-affected Manam islanders of Madang Province are in dire need for fresh water supply to drink and cook. Suffering from the aftermath of the minor eruption two months ago, and the drought currently being experienced in the province, their call for water is urgent.
Millennium Development Goals Failure
World Vision says PNG's poor Millennium Development Goals performance represents real issues with maternal and child health in the country.
Pamela Anderson, the buxom blonde from Baywatch, wore a statement dress for the launch of the Cool Earth Goes Global initiative. The actress and animal rights advocate put on a colourful show in the green silk number, which featured an image of a child and the words: 'Cool Earth. Papua New Guinea'.
Crown of Thorns Starfish
A new study found that the Crown of Thorns Starfish (CoTS), which unprecedentedly feed on corals in the Great Barrier Reef, may be dealt with using a common kitchen staple, vinegar.
Researchers from James Cook University have reached a breakthrough in solving this problem by injecting vinegar to two separate groups of CoTS from Kimbe Bay and Lizard Island in Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Sabama Ethnic Clash
Two people have been killed in a clash between three different ethnic groups at Sabama in Port Moresby recently.
NZ Soldiers Help Build New Road
The New Zealand Defence Force is helping the PNG Defence Force to build a new 350 kilometre road linking Mount Hagen and Madang. For the past month a 20 strong contingent of New Zealand army engineers and tradespeople has been mentoring PNG soldiers in road building techniques.
O'Neill Visits Hela
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill was given a red carpet welcome and a guard of honour at Tari airport when he arrived in Hela Province for a two-day visit to the province. It was the first visit by a prime minister to the new province that O'Neill's own government had stamped the final seal of approval to in 2012.
The Australian government is building accommodation for single policemen and women at Lae's Bumbu Police Barracks. It comes as the government moves to increase police numbers by recruiting, whilst accommodation continues to remain a challenge.
New Police Recruits, Not Enough for Madang -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d47722
Desperate for Drought Relief
A disaster assessor says there is a desperate need for assistance in drought-affected parts of Papua New Guinea's Highlands region. It comes as this and other regions of PNG have been struck by hundreds of fires in the past few days, with predictions the situation could worsen without rain.
At least 10 deaths to starvation reported as PNG opposition claims drought aid distribution 'politicised' -- http://giaman.com/pg/?d83be7
Visas For Pacific Islands Countries
PNG will relax its travel visas and work permits regulations for Pacific Islanders coming to visit and work in the country. Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, said the people of the Federal State of Micronesia travelling to PNG will be granted visas on arrival while work permits will not be required for those who want to come and work in PNG.
Puma's Tax Liability
The Government has begun an independent audit to verify Puma Energy's K4 billion import tax liability on crude oil import. PNG Customs Chief Commissioner Ray Paul said the audit, which started this month, was on the 10 per cent Goods and Services Tax (import GST).
Puma Energy Boss on Recommencement of Napa Napa Operations -- http://giaman.com/pg/?16557b
Opposition Against Same Sex Marriage
PNG Opposition Leader Don Polye says Papua New Guineans must refuse the idea of same sex marriage in the country, to protect its morality. Polye says, same sex marriage can break the country, despite arguments of human rights and democracy.
Investing in Youth Entrepreneurs
Managing Director of the National Development Bank, Moses Liu, said the two-day inaugural Youth Entrepreneurial Summit was to bring the attention of stakeholders including the National Government, on the issues faced by current and intending youth entrepreneurs in the process of engaging in business.
Fans Welcome Segeyaro
Former Papua New Guinea Kumuls player James Segeyaro arrived in Port Moresby and was given a warm welcome from fans. Segeyaro will play for the Australian Prime Ministers 13 team against the PNG side.
League Fans Eager
Rugby League fans in the nation's capital are eagerly looking forward to the arrival of the Australian Kangaroos, ahead of this weekend's Prime Ministers XIII clash at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby.
Patak named Prime Minister's XIII Kumuls captain -- http://giaman.com/pg/?21a975
Message of Respect
The Australian and Papua New Guinean Prime Minister's XIII rugby league teams have renewed their appeal for a change to community attitudes about violence against women. The teams will gather at the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby today to promote the message 'Strong Men Respect Women', which will be displayed on the players' jerseys in the PM's XIII match on Saturday in Port Moresby.
Penrith Panthers and Australian Prime Minister 13 coach Ivan Cleary stated in a media conference that the Panthers will look forward to have a trial NRL match in Port Moresby next year.
Lae Urban Development Plan
Lae's Urban Development Plan has been discussed in a joint consultation with the Morobe Provincial Administration, and other stakeholders. Morobe Provincial Administrator, Patilias Gamato, said the province's administration will work with the views of customary landowners. Japan International Cooperation Agency will plan the Lae-Nadzab Urbanisation.
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Morobe Show, October 2015
Alotau Canoe and Kundu Festival, November 2015
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2015
Christmas Day - 25 December 2015
Boxing Day - 26 December 2015
Trade Pasifika - 2016 in Port Moresby
2016 8th FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup tournament (Port Moresby) -- http://giaman.com/pg/?18525e
Pacific Mini Games - Vanuatu 2017
2018 - APEC summit to be held in Port Moresby -- http://giaman.com/pg/?a3e64e
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