Owers’ Corner

Owers’ corner lit up by PPL

A K2.6 million project by the New Zealand government saw the launch of the power line extension project at Vesulogo village yesterday.

Construction started on the rural on grid extension project in April last year in the Koiari area.

The 22 kilovolts powerline extension covers 12.8km, connecting more than 200 homes.

An exercise that would have cost more than K1,000 per household to connect power; for those along the Bisiatabu to Owers’ Corner, the connection is free of charge.

Paul Barrière Trophy completes Central tour

It was welcomed by officials from the Koiari Rugby League Association plus Member for Kairuku-Hiri, Peter Isoaimo, and Koiari league star Obed Batia.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Kokoda campaign and the scheduled visit of the Trophy also paid tribute to those who fought in the battle.

Welcoming the Trophy, Isoaimo thanked Oil Search for the initiative to take the Trophy around the country – connecting people from all walks of life, especially those in remote villages that the trophy has visited.

Museum to develop military heritage policy

This effort reflects the Museum’s role as one of the four partner institutions of the Kokoda Initiative, to care for the environment, the people and the Track itself in the region between Owers’ Corner and Kokoda.

The Museum’s caretaker manager, Alois Kuaso, said the Museum has a greater role in protecting and preserving the nation’s heritage and ensure the collections are given greater emphasis. It further focuses on protecting and promoting artefacts available after World War II and the stories that surround them.