Goroka Show

NGO group raises awaresness on ‘Bilas’ protection

Hundreds of cultural groups gather annually to celebrate the country’s Independence Day in their traditional attires. But have you ever thought about how many different birds and animals go into making those outfits?

WCS PNG has and with their campaign “Strongim Kastom – Lukautim Bilas Bilong Yu,” they will be giving away 250 “bilas” protection kits for free to help cultural groups and “bilas” owners look after their outfits, and in particular are focusing on the users of Vulturine Parrot feathers.

Digicel supports Goroka Show with K20,000

Digicel is supporting this world renowned event by providing a K20,000 cash sponsorship.

Digicel PNG Managing Director Mobile, Shivan Bhargava said the show is an occasion that locals and international visitors alike should try to experience at least once in their lifetime.  

“The Goroka Show is a truly unique experience–providing a rare opportunity to witness the diverse customs and traditions of the diverse tribes that populate the highlands.

Goroka Show to attract 100 singsing groups

The event is set for September 16-18 at the National Sporting Institute (NSI).

The show aims to provide entertainment to the people of EHP and visitors from PNG and all across the world.

It is the most well-known tribal gathering and cultural event in PNG. There will be displays of traditional songs, ritual and dance.

Organiser Keryn Hargreaves urged singsing groups to register early, with registration now open.

There’ll also be a Pikinini Day on September 16 and pikinini singsing groups are asked to register.

Tkatchenko: Goroka Show must go ahead

Sports & Tourism Minister Justin Tkatchenko confirmed this following dialogue with Sports Foundation CEO Peter Tsiamalili, Director NSI, and the Show Organising Committee.

 "After consultation with the parties concerned, I have instructed PNGSF CEO to issue the appropriate instruments to enable the show to go ahead at the NSI," Tkatchenko said.

 "We must grab every opportunity that we get, to showcase our culture to the world. The last thing we want to do is suppress our peoples opportunity, especially when it comes to our cultures and traditions.