Politial Party brands a values

The insight was provided by one of the Australian Liberal Party’s Federal Tactics Unit Manager, Ian Hanke, who is here on the invitation of the Registry of Political Party’s and Candidates Commission ((RPCC).

Hanke told PNG political party executives today in a workshop organized by the commission that party branding was based on values that define who or what the party is.

“We consider a brand to be about the values that is invested in the name of the Liberal Party,” Hanke said.

PNG-China interactions to increase

O’Neill who was represented by Minister for Sports and National Events Justin Tkatchenko made those remarks at the official hand-over ceremony of the International Convention Centre by the government of the People’s Republic of China to PNG recently in Port Moresby.

O’Neill said soon we expect to announce the first regular commercial flights between Papua New Guinea and China.

“We will be inviting Chinese tourists to come to Papua New Guinea, and we will see more of our students travel to China.”

PNG-Japan discuss airline codeshare arrangement

During the recent 71st United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, Japan Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, met with island leaders where the idea was raised.

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Rimbink Pato, who was a part of the PNG delegation and attended the meeting, spoke on behalf of PNG’s national carrier to Prime Minister Abe.

Samoa seal final qualifying berth for netball's World Youth Cup

Having lost their opening two matches of the tournament, Samoa won three straight to join Fiji and the Cook Islands as the top three teams in the Pacific.

NSW down PNG 16-12 in curtain raiser

PNG raced away to a 10-0 after only 15 minutes of play in the first half through a double from hooker Nathan Tente.

Behind on the scoreboard early in the game, NSW found their rhythm quickly and fought their way back.

The visitors found the try line 10 minutes out from half time when Jake Collins scored out on the wing.

A successful conversion further narrowed the score down to 10-6 going into the break.

Poor ball handling from PNG did no good for them as they gave away too much possession to NSW.

PNG and Fiji trade talks in Port Moresby Review

PNG Made products, Ox & Palm, Snax biscuits and Trukai rice products for over a decade have been banned to be taken into Fiji because the island nation claims it is unsafe because it does not meet its biosecurity requirements.

A team of officials from Fiji’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and Biosecurity Authority will be arriving in Port Moresby to meet with officials from PNG to and the manufacturers of the products.

Australia fails in UN co-operation report

A Secretary-General's report on UN co-operation listed Australia as a country potentially intimidating people from speaking out about human rights abuses to UN workers.

U20 Kapuls go down 4-1 against New Caledonia

In the second half it was all New Caledonia as PNG tried to survive chances to Watrone and Ausu to preserve their lead.

In the 56th minute New Caledonia found a perfect combination when Lakae failed to collect a loose ball as New Caledonians leveled the scores at 1 all.

Minutes later New Caledonia found a chance to extend their lead from a direct penalty when Bran Ausu was brought down in the box before Thomas Gope-Fenepej duly converted the penalty as NCL took the lead for the first time, 1-2 in the second half.

Experience on PNG’s side

Gabong starting playing football at age nine, and made her international debut when she was selected for the Papua New Guinea U-17 squad to travel to New Zealand at age 13. She advanced on to the senior women’s side at only 14 years old, and played in her country’s top side when they won the 2015 Pacific Games on home soil.

Gabong is currently on a tour of the United States with her fellow PNG U-20 women’s teammates playing seven scheduled matches against university teams to prepare them for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

PNG weightlifter Morea Baru finishes 6th in Rio

The 26 year-old fell short by 15kg to finish in the top 3 as he clinched the sixth spot in the world in Men’s 62kg division with a total of 290kg from 126kg snatch and 164kg clean and jerk.

Colombian Oscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosquera finished on top claiming gold with a total of 318kg (142kg snatch and 176kg clean and jerk), Eko Yuli Irawan of Indonesia takes the silver with a total of 312kg (687.8 lbs) and Farkhad Kharki of Kazakstan earns the bronze with a total of 305kg (672.4 lbs).