Kavieng kick starts celebrations

The quiet Kavieng Town came alive as early as 6am today to kick start the New Ireland Provincial Day celebrations.

The arrival of kinawais from Tanga Island and Susurunga set the tempo for the 2 day celebrations.

Up next is a kanu (canoe) race, followed by the day's proceedings.

Celebrations are underway with the theme: 'Ours Ahead – Yumi Yet Nau'.

The event expects a huge turnout as Sir Julius Chan's 50th Anniversary in PNG politics coincides with the Provincial Day.

The whole province is also on public holiday today.

Carolyn Ure