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Women make up majority of unbanked PNG population


It has been pointed out that the majority of PNG’s unbanked population is made up of women, especially in rural and urban settlement communities.

Tomscoll: PNG expecting downturn in rice imports

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Student protest now law and order issue


The student protest at the University of Papua New Guinea is now a law and order issue.

Investigation to determine SOE at universities


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No end in sight for student boycotts


Students at the University of Papua New Guinea who have been boycotting classes for three weeks are pondering their next move after the Prime Minister ignored their ultimatum to step down.

Court set hearing date of PM’s appeal

Hunters trailing 20-4 at break

The Capras hit the lead in only the first minute of play.

The home side got their second try in the 13th minute when a short ball from Matt Minto to William Cullen put him into space to run over and score.

Minto converted to make it 10-0.

It was all one-way traffic as the Capras scored right from the kick off after a cross kick from Minto found a flying Maipele Morseu, who caught the ball and scored under the posts.

Hunter Stargroth's dream becomes reality

PNG Kumuls winger Stargroth Amean is about to achieve a life dream, one he once thought may never happen due to serious injuries.

A product of rugby league-mad nation Papua New Guinea – the only country on earth to call rugby league its national sport – Amean has held two lifelong goals. One is to become a doctor. The other is to represent his country in rugby league.

This Saturday, one of those dreams comes true, and you'd be a fool to think the University of Papua New Guinea science student won't make the other a reality.

Zeming remains positive despite missing out on Kumuls selection

Zeming said he was disappointed that he was not included in the team but remains positive and focused on the Hunters season.

He said preparation for the Round 9 match against Redcliffe Dolphins on the weekend was tough after the Kumuls side was named last week with most Hunters included in the side.

“It was important that we focused and concentrated on the game as we have a long season ahead and the Test match for the Kumuls is a one-off game.

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Martin Out, Goma In 


PNG LNG Kumuls back rower Rhyse Martin has withdrawn from the Kumuls team to meet the Fijian Batis in this weekend’s Pacific Test due to personal reasons.


Hunters win Stan Joyce Cup defeating Dolphins

Hunters win Stan Joyce Cup defeating Dolphins

They walked away with the Cup today after defeating Redcliffe Dolphins 22-18 in round 9 of the Intrust Super Cup season at the National Football Stadium, Port Moresby.

The Stan Joyce Cup has been played since 2014, commemorating the Hunters franchise major sponsor SP Brewery.

Man of the Match was awarded to Hunters co-captain Noel Zeming, who scored two tries for his team.

His second was scored just six minutes to full time from a magnificent 60-metre runaway try which was the highlight of the match.

Hunters remain in third position

After 8 rounds, the Hunters are on 12 points from 6 wins and 2 losses.

The Hunters will take on second placed Redcliffe Dolphins this Sunday at 3pm at the National Football Stadium.

 Redcliffe is the former team of Atolls MP Lauta Atoi who played in the backs.

The competition was then known as the Queensland State League. Atoi also represented PNG in the Kumuls. 

The two teams will battle it out for the Stan Joyce Cup.

The top 6 after 8 rounds:

Hunters go down 20-18 in ANZAC clash

The Hunters found themselves in trouble right from the kick off when a miscommunication in their own try line forced a line dropout.

The Hunters struggled to get out of their own half and were forced to mostly defend in the opening minutes. It wasn't long before the Bears cracked open the defence to find the try line through Kurtis Rowe in the 10th minute. Jamal Fogarty added the extras to put the score out to 6-0. Fogarty increased the score to 8-0 after a dangerous tackle by Adam Korave in the Hunters half in the 17th minute.