Trukai Industries

Canoe Race gets 60K support

Trukai is this year’s naming rights sponsor for the one-day canoe race event. The agreement signed yesterday is a three-year agreement between the Hiri Moale Festival Committee and Trukai Industries Ltd.

This K60,000 will go towards the prize money and the preparation of the race.

Trukai Industries Chief Executive Officer, Alan Preston said, “Trukai is inspired by communities that work to preserve their cultural practices and traditions in such modern and diverse times. And this sponsorship continues to signify Trukai’s rich history embedded in PNG’s culture.”

Cameron Food Appeal

Appeal Coordinator, Magistrate Rebecca Kwayaila said the food appeal was launched when the school was forced to send their boarding students home.

In her appeal letter, Magistrate Kwayalia stated that students from outer islands and other parts of the province who had no relatives, remained on school grounds and were being supported by staff with basic meals. Hence the appeal was to help feed the students until rations were made available. 

On Friday August 20th, Trukai Industries responded to the appeal and donated 50 10kg bags of rice to the school. 

PNGOC, Trukai Announce Winners

The winners were announced at the PNGOC Office at Olympic Haus Boroko. Present were representatives of Trukai Industries Ltd and PNGOC to witness the occasion.

PNGOC Corporate Manager, Ian Leklek congratulated the winners and was grateful for their support with purchasing the Fun Run T-Shirts, as the proceeds go to funds raised for TEAM PNG in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Leklek thanked the winners for their support also because despite the tough economic times our country is facing people are still lending a helping hand.

Manolos medivacs supported

Trukai Industries has supported the Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) Foundation with a defibrillator – a compact monitoring device that is valued at over K100,000.

Defibrillators can restore a normal heartbeat and prevent or correct an uneven heartbeat (arrhythmia); a crucial device for emergency medical evacuations (medivac).

Trukai Industries is supporting Manolos Aviation’s Mountain Area Medical Airlift Foundation to procure a Zoll X Series defibrillator.  

CEO Alan Preston said this vital service that Manolos provides is a wonderful story for PNG.

Goroka hospital donation

Last month, Goroka Provincial Hospital was among the four major hospitals that received from the kind donation from Trukai. Rice Industries donated a tonne of Trukai rice consisting of 100 bags of 10kilogram rice.

Trukai Area Manager in Goroka, Vagi Asitore who made the presentation, said Trukai Rice is giving back to the Goroka Provincial hospital has part of its community obligation.

Firm's second commercial harvest in Markham

This will be the second commercial harvest as the rice company continues to invest in local rice production.

The first harvest was completed last year, milled and packed in Lae, then distributed as Trukai Hamamas Rice, signifying a new dawn for a domestic commercial rice production for Trukai and PNG.

The rain fed crop is planted over 275 hectares and is estimated to produce over 1,000 tons of rice when harvested. The rice is 100 percent locally made from planting through to harvesting, milling and packaging.

Over 60,000 fun run t-shirts sold at auctions

This follows separate auctions held in Lae and Port Moresby on the 6th and 7th of March respectively.

Team PNG’s largest fundraising event, the Trukai Fun Run, kicked off this week with t-shirt auctions.

The event was made extra special with the presence of rugby league great, Johnathan Thurston, and former Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys, Brent Tate.

Of the 100,000 Trukai Fun Run t-shirts, 61,200 have so far been sold to bidders at K10 each.

The remaining will be sold to the public at K15 per t-shirt.

2019 Trukai Fun Run launched

In 1999, Trukai Industries painted the streets of Port Moresby, Lae and other participating centres with their signature bright yellow-coloured t-shirts.

The 2019 nationwide Trukai Fun Run was launched today in Port Moresby.

100,000 t-shirts will be available for the fun run, which is set for June 16th.

Agriculture Minister commends Trukai

The 100 percent commercial product from Morobe Province was launched by Trukai on August 16.

Minister Allan said the product supports the Government’s agenda to replace imports of rice.

He said on average, PNG imports 400,000 tonnes of rice per year, at a cost of K600 million.

The launching of the product is testament that PNG can produce its own products and minimise imports.

Minister Allan stated that under the Rice Policy of 2015-2030, it is the Government’s intention to unlock customary land for such projects.

Trukai assists APNG

Trukai will support the athletes training in Goroka with a monthly rice donation up to July 2019.

 APNG Secretary Philip Rehder said currently a dozen of the national team members reside at NSI undergoing training for next year’s Games, and the number will gradually increase.

Athletics PNG welcomes such assistance.