Hunters visit vegetable farm

The Hunters spent time learning about how a variety of vegetables are being grown in an attempt to replace expensive imports with an affordable option for ordinary Papua New Guineans. 

Nine Mile Farm produces high quality vegetables that have been fueling our local league team, whom after an amazing win last Sunday, are standing at the top of the ladder. As proud supporters, the farm contributes a variety of fresh produce to the team as part of their sponsorship. 

Hunters game kicks off at 1pm

The Wigmen started off their season well with a 20-12 win over the PRK Mendi Muruks, and put on a gutsy performance to go down narrowly to the Lae Snax Tigers 20-16 in round two.

Last week saw them overcome Bintangor Goroka Lahanis with a 20-12 win to make it two wins from three games.

The Gurias had a nightmare of a start to their 2017 campaign, being handed a 40-0 beating by the Tigers.

But Steven Nightingale’s men bounced back with two wins, beating Lahanis 24-12 and Waghi Tumbe 24-14.


PNG winger Olam named in Storms extended bench

Olam was signed up by the Australia National Rugby League Club (NRL) this season.

He will be the second Papua New Guinean to wear the Storm colour, following another Storm’s legend Marcus Bai, if given the nod.

Bai is one of the inaugural Storm players who won a premiership with the club playing on the wing.   

He played 144 games for the club, scoring 70 tries over six seasons.

The clubs official website, stated that Melbourne Storm have been forced to make two changes to their starting side for Round 4 clash against Wests Tigers.

Why Bolivian hunter-gatherers have the healthiest arteries

She was, it turned out, a 3,500-year-old Egyptian princess, her mummified skin leathery brown, her coffin over 10 feet long and lavishly carved.

But when researchers slid Princess Ahmose Meryet-Amon’s body into a CT scanner, they found, at least in one respect, she was not so different from some 92 million un-royal Americans: Her arteries were hardened and blocked by plaque. The researchers also examined the shriveled blood vessels of over 100 other mummies from Egypt, Peru, the American Southwest, and the Aleutian Islands — and found similar signs of cardiovascular disease.

Hunters open season with a 22-16 win

Two consecutive penalties in the opening two minutes gave the Hunters the first points of the match after captain, Ase Boas kicked a penalty to take a 2-0 lead.

Both sides gave away early penalties in the opening minutes and it was the home side who found the try line first when quick hands close to the line allowed an unmarked Ken Tofilau to cross over on the wing.

The Capras continued to look for more points on Tofilau’s wing but the Hunters were up to the task to keep him out.

The 16th minute brought forth the Hunters first four pointer of the season.

Hunters’ coach confident for a win

“We have speed out there and our halves are quick so we just have to do the little things right and keep things nice and simple.

“We know the Capras have been building up their team for this season and will be tough to beat.

“We lost to them 27-20 last year, but we’re ready for them now.

“A win in round one will really get us on the right track this season,” said Marum.

Today’s match will kick off at 6pm at Browne Park, Rockhampton, Australia.

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Hunters hold coaching clinics for Hiri West league association

Local rugby league teams in Boera, Porebada, Papa and Lealea villages were put through their paces with the Hunters showing them warm-up techniques, fitness training and ball handling skills.

There was also a serious message behind the Hunters visit who also took the opportunity to talk to local players about drug and alcohol abuse. 

The clinics were facilitated by PNG LNG, sponsor of the Hunters and PNG LNG Kumuls, in association with the Porebada Bulldogs club, the Buria Reds club of Lealea and the Boera and Koita Rugby League Association of Papa respectively.

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 Maru not happy with number of people working in NZ, Australia

The Papua New Guinea Government will push for New Zealand to include a clause on fruit picking in a Bilateral Trade Agreement for both Pacific Islands Forum member nations.


UPNG student leaders’ accommodation issue back in court

Hunters train-on squad named

Former captain Israel Eliab who spent a year with London Broncos in the United Kingdom, Willie Minoga with Townsville Blackhawks in the ISC and Stanton Albert with the Penrith Panthers have been recalled into the train-on squad after their contracts were not renewed.

Lae Snax Tigers duo- David Loko and Noel Joel were included following an impressive season with the 2016 Digicel Cup premiers.

Wellington Albert has also been included in the train on squad after being released by the Panthers.

The other is Lawrence Tu’u who was omitted in 2016 due to visa issues.