Eastern Highlands Province

Goroka Show to attract over 500 tourists

The show is scheduled during the Papua New Guinea Independence celebrations from September 16-18 at the Goroka Show Grounds in Eastern Highlands Province.

Organiser Keryn Hargreaves said over 500 tourists from countries as far as Israel, Germany, UK, Japan, Italy, USA, China and Australia are confirmed to attend.

Hargreaves said accommodation in Goroka is all sold out as tour groups booked two years in advance for the Goroka Show.

“We are still getting email requests from international tourists looking for accommodation and homestays. 

Tawai Track construction taking shape in Eastern Highlands

This eco-tourism project is an initiative of Vincent Kumura, the Digicel PNG Foundation Men of Honour and the Managing Director of the Snow Pass Eco-Lodge in Bundi.

This 15 km track offers an alternative for tourists who would like to track to Madang Province from EHP.

In hiking from Madang to Eastern Highlands Province, the track starts at Pomie Village, Upper Bundi and ends at first Kongi, Asaro.

Eco-tourism project opens up opportunities for locals

The Tawai Track is the shortest route that connects Bundi to Kongi, Asaro in Eastern Highlands and is about 15 km long.

It is the shortest route to Madang Province from EHP, ascent on both sides is pretty steep and only for experienced trackers and adventurous hikers.

The aim of this project is to promote eco-tourism and tracking activities in the Bismarck Range. 

It is an initiative of Vincent Kumura, the Digicel PNG Foundation Men of Honour and the Managing Director of the Snow Pass Eco-Lodge in Bundi.

School resumes two months after teacher’s death

The killing of a female teacher, who was teaching in Soike Primary School, caused the school board and management to close the institution for almost a term in fear of retaliation of the deceased relatives.

Goroka Market in legal battle

The local MP Biri Kimisopa and the provincial government are engaged in a legal battle for the custody of a K12 million allocated by the National Government for the market's redevelopment.

This picture shows a pig roaming free at the Goroka market, while vendors sell their market goods.

Court: Akunaii to remain in office in EHP

Today the National Court in Gorokas ordered Eastern Highlands acting provincial administrator Samson Akunaii to remain in office until February 11, 2016, when his acting appointment lapses.

The court further ordered that the incumbent Solomon Tato and his agents be restrained from causing interference.

And all other orders stayed including the removal of police from the provincial Yanepa Building.

Henganofi district to receive relief food supplies

Open member and Police Minister Robert Atiyafa and is team of volunteers will distribute supplies worth K1 million.

Each house hold is expected to receive a 20kg rice bag, 10kg flour bag, two bottles of 1liter oil, and some tinned fish.