Miss Pacific Islands Pageant PNG

Speechcraft course for Miss PNG contestants

The course involved six sessions over 12 hours of training in preparation for Pageant Week, which goes from August 25 to August 31 (Crowning Night).

Six volunteer Toastmasters from various companies in Port Moresby committed their time to assist the six contestants in the evenings.

The speechcraft course with the theme "Find your Voice" was designed to assist the contestants in the five main areas of:

Good rates to be packaged for pageants: Hotel

Further to that, the hotel group will be packaging good rates for its three Port Moresby hotels for visitors traveling in to witness the local (August 31) and regional (November 30) pageants this year.

The gold sponsors of the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant PNG will be using their three Port Moresby hotels of Grand Papua, Gateway and Ela Beach for activities and functions related to the local and regional pageants.

‘Hotel of stay’ for pageant

The group has proudly announced that they will be the 2019 hotel of stay for the contestants and their committee, including the MPIP PNG Committee.

The Coral Sea Hotels Group says it is proud to be associated with the Miss Pacific Islands PNG Pageant in 2019.

Their partnership is valued at K167,000 and will cover all accommodation nights for both the local pageant week in August and the regional pageant week in November.

MPIP PNG gets strategic

And an area to be specific on is the height, which should be 163 cm or over.

This was revealed by Chairperson Molly O’Rourke.

She said this is to meet the level of pageant in the region which has changed dramatically.

“We want to give every girl an opportunity. But the level of pageant in the region has changed. So we really need to get someone that is over 163.

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She and five other contestants of Miss Pacific Islands Pageant PNG today visited the Buk Bilong Pikinini at Tatana Village, Port Moresby.

The visit is part of the pageant’s one week program leading to the crowning ball this Saturday (Nov 11).

Twain says the whole week has been very busy and exciting.

Most part of it was meeting with locals.

Local firm stands behind MPIP contestant

After Dark Fashions has thrown its support behind 26-year-old Rachael Ezekiel from Markham, Morobe Province.

Ms Ezekiel, who has a business degree in accounting and management, is now a Graduate Management Trainee with a Port Moresby-based company.

The After Dark Fashions is a 100 percent PNG owned company.

The firm is owned by Kathleen Ipi Johnson and her family. It provides corporate and school uniforms and a wide range of apparel, including promotional merchandise.

Contestants complete public speaking training

The training, conducted by PNG Toastmaster’s Division Director, Monica Toisenegila, and Vice President Education of Komuniti Toastmasters Club, Okera Amini, will help prepare the contestants for Pageant Week next month.

During presentation of certificates on Sunday (8 October), Ms Toisenegila said the tailor-made training was titled ‘The Speechcraft’.

MPIP PNG highlights achievements

Deputy chairperson, Emma Waiwai, highlighted two main achievements of the year during the launch of the pageant for 2017 on Tuesday.

“One, we supported 41 girls at various tertiary institutions around the country. Two, we started our discussions with Melanesian Trustees Services Limited for an office space which is now a reality,” she said.

For far too long, MPIP has had no permanent office space.

MPIP patron calls for more support

She says the pageant has done a lot, especially for young women in the country, through scholarship funding and shaping them to be cultural ambassadors. 

Meet the new Miss PNG!

She hails from Ialibu, Southern Highlands Province, and Chimbu.

The 23-year-old is a final year Political Science student from the University of PNG.

She was among a total of six contestants vying for the Miss PNG title to represent the country in the regional pageant in Samoa.

The six contestants were judged in the sarong category and talent category last night, both of which Limbiye won.

Limbiye was awarded the best sarong, the best talent, people’s choice and Miss National Tourism Award, a title that comes automatically with being Miss PNG.