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.

Goroka in a frenzy

The retired Brisbane Broncos veteran arrived in the country on Tuesday for the inaugural Super 8’s competition, which will see youths from Eastern Highlands’ rural districts get the opportunity to showcase their footy skills.

He is attending the Eastern Highlands Super 8 Rugby League Tournament, which was launched on Wednesday, by the Australian and Queensland forward, alongside Sports Vice-Minister Wesley Raminai.

The tournament is an initiative of Kainantu MP and Minister for Mining, Johnson Tuke.

Thaiday in PNG to support Super 8's

The Queensland Origin Player arrived today and will travel to Goroka tomorrow.

The Eastern Highlands Super 8 Rugby League Tournament is an initiative of Kainantu MP and Minister for Mining, Johnson Tuke.

Thaiday will officiate at the launching of the Super 8’s competition.

The Brisbane Broncos veteran said: “I just want to hopefully give them a few words of advice about education, about being healthy, about being good people within the community, but also enjoying sport, I think that’s a huge factor,” said Thaiday.

“I think it’s a fantastic program.”

Israeli firm keen to deliver multi-million Kina project

A team from IAI was recently in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province, on Tuesday 23 October to meet with officials from the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) to discuss the imminent project.

The company, backed by Israel’s LR Group, was led by Chief Executive Officer Lior Crystal and a high powered team of scientists, extensionists, agronomists and an economist.

They were welcomed by CIC CEO Charles Dambui and met with the senior management team.

Air Niugini denies headline story

The airline can confirm that the policeman at the centre of the controversy boarded the aircraft without any firearm.

Air Niugini’s general manager corporate services, Marco McConnell, said all due processes were followed in Goroka to ensure the policeman boarded the aircraft unarmed and that the safety of passengers, crew and the aircraft was not compromised in any way.