Governor General

Dame Cindy Kiro sworn in as Governor-General of New Zealand

After placing her hand on the Bible as requested by chief justice Helen Winkelmann, Dame Cindy recited the oaths of office in both English and Māori.

She is the first wāhine Māori to hold the position, and is of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Kahu and British descent.

Dame Cindy was born in Whangārei in 1958 and is the eldest of six children.

She was most recently the chief executive of the Royal Society - Te Apārangi, has been a Children's Commissioner and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Māori at the University of Auckland.

New judges sworn in

Justice Jacinta Joan Murray was appointed by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission as a Judge of the Supreme and National Courts of Justice for a period of 10 years, commencing on the date she makes the Declaration of Office.

PNGeans urged to uphold Christian values

He made this call in light of the continued lawlessness and blatant abuse of freedom that our forefathers have sacrificed their lives for.

Governor General Sir Bob Dadae emphasised that unfortunately, our hard fought freedom has been taken for granted.

These frequent abuses that are evident in society today include gender-based violence and domestic violence, ongoing ethnic violence, disrespect for one another as well as for state and private properties, unlawful grabbing of traditional land and official and institutional corruption.

New wife of GG officially welcomed

Lady Emeline Tufi Dadae, who tied the knot with the Governor General in January, was given a welcome by the staff of Government House during their annual dedication ceremony, where she briefly introduced herself as well as expressed a desire to work closely with everyone.

Of Tongan descent, Lady Emeline Tufi Dadae, who prefers to be addressed as “Lady Tufi”, was part of the dedication service at Konedobu, where she was given an opportunity to address the staff.

GG to visit Enga

The Governor General will be received by Governor Sir Peter Ipatas on arrival in Wabag and to a guard of honour at the Provincial Assembly Hall and later in the evening, attend a State dinner hosted by the Enga Governor.

The Governor General will visit Take Anda Enga Museum, tour the Sirunki Agricultural Farm and pay a visit to Enga College of Nursing and the new Enga Provincial Hospital construction site.

GG pledges to support cancer initiatives

He said whilst poor lifestyle choices is a contributing factor, the non-availability of cancer treatment facilities and equipment means many people cannot access treatment to control the disease.

Addressing the management of Lae’s Angau Memorial Hospital recently, the Governor General made know his intention to support the hospital and its initiatives to acquire cancer treatment equipment.

“Cancer cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. So we need facilities for that. We badly need oncologists in the country also,” he stated.

Lady Hannah Dadae succumbs to illness

Acting Official Secretary Bill Toraso has confirmed that Lady Hannah passed away from a short illness at around 2pm yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 4h December, 2018, in Brisbane, Australia.

Lady Hannah had been receiving medical treatment for the past three months when she succumbed to her illness.

Lady Hannah was a teacher by profession and had taught in schools throughout Morobe Province for 29 years before retiring a few years ago.

GG welcomes two Heads of Missions

They include the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to PNG, Martha Mavrommati; and Ambassador of the Republic of Chile, Patricio Powell Osorio.

The Governor General received their credentials in Port Moresby.

Welcoming the Cyprus High Commissioner to PNG, Grand Chief Sir Bob said they are pleased to receive her and look forward to enhancing the already good bilateral relations between PNG and Cyprus since formally establishing diplomatic relations forty years ago.

GG welcomes ambassadors to PNG

Governor General Sir Bob Dadae welcomed and accepted the credentials of two new Ambassadors to PNG on September 18th 2018.

They are Ambassador of the Russian Federation to PNG, and Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of Thailand to PNG.

Ambassador of the Russian Federation to PNG, Lyudmila Vorobieva, was the first to present her credentials to the Governor General yesterday.

The feeling of triumph, jubilation

During the flag lowering ceremony in Port Moresby yesterday, Governor General Bob Dadae said for the first time ever, the spirit of unity and oneness dismissed all doubts and fears of succeeding as a new nation.

“The passion to now be identified as a Papua New Guinean was demonstrated in many areas – in politics, education and academic attainment and sports. The shared determination to excel was driven by the strong passion to stand tall and to be counted as a proud Papua New Guinean,” said the GG.