Goroka without power

PNG Power said the cause of this disruption is the malicious damage on a transformer at the Himotovi Substation located just outside the township.

Vital services in Goroka town have been affected since 11am yesterday, with the Goroka General Hospital operating on back-up generator, same goes for banks and schools.

Goroka is currently reliant on locally generated diesel power, albeit with scheduled load shedding measures in place to conserve resources.

‘Pikinini Festival’ included in 2023 Goroka Show

One of the highlights of this year's event will be the ‘Pikinini Day’ or Pikinini Festival scheduled for September 15, where children will don their traditional attire or "bilas" to promote and embrace their cultural heritage.

Keryn Hargreaves, Chairlady of the Goroka Show stressed the importance of passing on cultural knowledge to the younger generation. She emphasized that culture is the cornerstone of identity and must be preserved for the future.

UOG prepares for VC Cup showdown

Defending champions, the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) Pythons, will be defending their title this year, after winning the cup in a fiery grand final match against the University of Technology (Unitech) Spartans in Port Moresby, in 2021.

UPNG has assembled three teams; two from the main campus including defending champions, the UPNG Pythons. The Third UPNG Team is Medfac from the School of Medicine, Taurama campus.

NFA sponsors Goroka show

The cheque was presented to the Goroka Show Society by Jonathan Manieva, NFA Executive Manager of the Provincial Support and Industry Development Unit (PSID).

“It is important that our money reaches the community grassroot level. Through our Corporate Social Responsibility program. It remains a focus of us to maintain consistency in how we disperse support, and through supporting ground level events like this, we hope to maintain a strong link between our work in Port Moresby and positively impacting our people in the provinces,” said MR Manieva.  

Teens on charity mission

Both McPolly and Tyson Petri travelled from Mt Hagen to Goroka to give food to prison inmates.

The charity's mission is to assist the less fortunate members of the community. Their father, Koiya Peri, had started this and sadly left this gesture of kindness behind when he died.

Late Peri was a prominent Lawyer and Managing Partner with Warner Shand Lawyers at the time of his passing in Mt Hagen.

Both boys also provided food to sick children at the Goroka hospital, the Goroka Police cell remandees and the homeless people on the streets of Goroka town.  

Community Health Post For Gorohanota

This has been promised by their local Member for Parliament, Aiye Tambua.

Tambua told the people during a recent visit, that the government at all levels are aware of the total population in the area and have realized that it is necessary to put up a functional community health post.

However he said when this health post is up and running, it will also serve hamlets of 4, 5, 6 and 7 Mile, Kafuku, Kefamo, Kotuni, Kabiyufa, Hela Massy and others.  

NAC Starts Peak Period Ops

This special Christmas operations will include collaboration with the Royal PNG Constabulary. This has been set up at the Jacksons Airport including, Mount Hagen, Goroka, Nadzab and Madang airports.

At the Jacksons airport, three security checkpoints have been set up at key locations within to carry out appropriate security checks on vehicles and persons entering the airport area.

Everyday People PNG : Erick Super

I started my studies in year one as one of the 45 intakes but at the end of my first year, year 2 and 3 many of my classmates flunked the course and I was fortunate to make it to year 4 to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts and Media and Communication.

I am now doing my internship with Post-Courier in Goroka and this is my fourth month. After graduation, I want to lodge a formal application to continue with Post-Courier

AIHSS program supports Eastern Highlands

Thousands of children are set to be vaccinated against preventable diseases as the Accelerated Immunisation and Health System Strengthening (AIHSS) program supports Provincial Health Authorities to deliver immunisations and is expected to reach more than 400,000 children in Eastern Highlands province.

The AIHSS program launch event was attended by Eastern Highlands Provincial Health Authority CEO Dr Joseph Apa, Eastern Highlands Provincial Government representatives, Australian High Commissioner Jon Philp and local stakeholders.

Local farmer urges FPDA to open market

Aku Kulo is a major kaukua farmer and buyer from the Asaro Valley, about 15 minutes-drive west of Goroka town is now venturing into mechanized farming and needed a market.

Last Thursday, Mr Kulo was surprised by a high-ranking visit to his farm by the board chairman of FPDA Fabian Chow and his two directors Greg Berry and Dos Kauga.

The team visited Mr Kulo’s farm which has developed from an ordinary village farm few years ago into a modern setting with irrigation already making its rounds.