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‘Biased’ media firms to be banned from entering UPNG

Certain media firms will be banned from attending the University of Papua New Guinea’s planned rally next week.


Police serves eviction notice to illegal settlers

Hunters to improve on simple errors

Hunters Coach Michael Marum said following the narrow win against Townsville Blackhawks 11-10, they got a lot of positives out of the game.

Marum said a lot of simple mistakes resulted in the tough encounter and close win and they’ll need to polish up on these areas before the third home game this Saturday.

He said the game against eighth-placed Devils will be tough as they’re also a quality side.

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Hunters’ coach Marum pleased with win

The SP PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum was pleased with the win against strong team and competition leaders in the Instrust Super Cup, Townsville Blackhawks.


Hunters win by one point 11-10 over Blackhawks

Minoga try puts Blackhawks ahead 10-6 at half time

Minoga was taken off the bench 18 minutes to half time when the score was 6-4.

He scored a late try four minutes to half time to put his team in front, 10-6, after a successful conversion. The first 15 minutes was tough for both teams as they struggled to score.

Adam Korave made the breakthrough for Hunters, scoring 17 minutes into the game to put Hunters in front 6-0 after a successful conversion from captain Noel Zeming.

It was a physical game with hard tackles. Blackhawks fought hard and scored their first try 6-4 through Rhyse Martin seven minutes to half time.

Hunters register win against Cutters by 14-point lead


Hunters defeated Mackay Cutters 34-20 this evening at the BB Print Stadium, Mackay.

Hunters scored two tries in the first half through Watson Boas and four tries in the second half through Wartovo Puara Jnr, Ishamel Baikawa, Adex Wera and Boas.

Cutters wasted no time scoring four minutes into the game through Johnny Faletagoa'I to put the home team in front 4-0.

Twenty minutes into the game, Stargroth Amean made a break through running 20 metres, setting up Watson Boas to score for Hunters. A conversion by skipper Noel Zeming took the score up 6-4.

Hunters ready for Mackay Cutters

The match kicks off at 6.05pm today and will be televised live on TV Wan Sports.

Hunters are looking to bounce back as they gear up with a strong side to crunch the Cutters at their home soil.

The PNG side is currently on third spot on the ladder while thirteenth placed Cutters are yet to put a mark on the score board.

Hunters will be banking on key players Stargroth Amean, Adex Wera, Wartovo Puara Jnr, Enock Maki, Brandy Peter and captain Noel Zeming, to take them to victory.

Hunters loss see them slip to third spot

This is after their 28-20 loss to the Sunshine Coast Falcons yesterday at the Sunshine Coast Stadium, Australia.

The Hunters are still on 6 competitions points after three consecutive wins and one loss.

After 4 rounds, the top 6 stands at:

Townsville Blackhawks (8), Burleigh Bears (6), PNG Hunters (6), CQ Capras (6), Sunshine Coast Falcons (6), Easts Tigers (5).

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350 made redundant by Telikom PNG

Telikom PNG workers numbers have been cut by half under the company’s new human resource policy.


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Hunters Photo shoot

Companies including Digicel TVWAN, Air Niugini and Coca Cola were there to assimilate the occasion.


Tough season ahead: Marum

Hunters Coach Michael Marum admitted after the match it will be a tough season for the team with a lot of young players adjusting to the high standard of competition.

“The first few games will be tough on us. 

“This trial match has really helped the coaching staff in terms of player combinations, team weaknesses and strengths,” said Marum.

He said one big weakness is goal conversions which was a huge worry when all three goals had unsuccessful conversions.