Morobe Show

Partnership notes success in Morobe Show

Flagship programs that featured at the show included the Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) and the Australian government’s Transformative Agriculture Development Enterprise Program (TADEP).

Speaking during the two-day event, ACIAR Country Office Manager Doreen Iga said Australia currently supports about 37 agriculture research projects. Thirty-three projects are specific to Papua New Guinea, while 4 are regional.

Morobe show preview

Hosted by the Morobe Provincial Agricultural Society on October 15th and 16th, the Morobe Show follows after the Goroka and Mt Hagen Shows.

The second largest city in PNG, will come alive to showcase Morobe’s diverse culture and traditions, allowing show goers and tourists to pay a visit and experience the cultural displays all in one place.

Lae public commended for quiet show weekend

Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said it has always been challenging for police to ensure order during the annual event but this year was well handled by the police operations executed by his men and women.

He said while police were deployed in and outside the showground, there was order inside despite public frustrations of gaining entry because those under the influence of liquor were refused entry.

A two-day liquor ban was imposed yet many frustrated showgoers denied entry into the show grounds were drunkards

Police on full force at Morobe show

Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said he has requested from the Divisional Commander for additional manpower from the two provinces.

It is understood the additional manpower at the Show ground gates will come from the Engineering battalion at Igam barracks.

Wagambie assured the public that police will cater for both the Morobe show and the city and to ensure there is peace and normalcy during the show period.

“I call on the general public to behave in an orderly manner and also take ownership,” Wagambie said.

Chamber hails Morobe show

In its Weekly newsletter President Allan McLay said the Morobe Show is always a great event for everyone to enjoy.

"The Morobe Show is always a great occasion with events for everyone to enjoy, from the very young to the very old."  

"Operated along the line so more of a traditional type Agricultural show,  it has everything that keep you interested from a range of displays, ringside events complete with the international entertainers, horse riding and cattle judging as well as diverse cultural events," McLay said.

Trukai pours in a sponsorship package for Morobe Show

Leading rice distributor Trukai Rice Industries has always jumped onto the Morobe Show’s bandwagon to showcase their involvement in the agriculture sector. This time  the favourite rice company has  come around with a sponsorship package of K60,000 – K55,000 in cash and K5 000 worth of rice to be distributed to sing sing groups.

The company in a cheque presentation to the Morobe Show committee today continues a partnership of 25 years supporting event.

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Overall best at Show’s cattle display: Ramu Beef

The company produced the champion fat animal, champion bull and supreme champion animal which made them take the overall honour. 

The award for Best Led Animal in the Grand Parade went to Michael Nunteng, a Morobean smallholder cattle producer while Alan Atango from Markham walked off with the award for the Champion Female prize. 

The cattle section of the show involved exhibitions by local cattle producers, not only the large agri-businesses, but also the smallholders. Cattle presented were assessed by a judging panel comprising experts in the industry. 

​Show Queen title goes to Gabensis lass

Steven, 23, also walked away with K1000 cash as the prize money.

She hails from Gabensis village in the Wampar LLG of Huon District.

The queen contest was one of the highlights of the show which gave the young Papua New Guineans an opportunity to take pride in and display their cultural heritage.

The exhibit was for young women, aged 14 years and above. They were judged on their knowledge, and presentation of their traditional dress, as well as their grooming and personality.

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