PNG Drama Returns To Screens

It Takes A Village is a stunning story that explores the passions, strengths and stories of Papua New Guineans, set in PNG and filmed by a local cast and crew.

Funded by the Australian Government, the four new episodes of It Takes A Village aim to educate audiences, through the medium of film, about the importance of supporting women and pregnancy. Each episode is based on real stories of PNG women.

Eat Smart Campaign Premiers On TVWan

The East Smart Campaign was launched on Thursday, 16 December, 2021 with the aim of promoting healthy and nutritional eating and creating behavioral change around food across Papua New Guinea.

Australian High Commissioner Jon Philp said, “Australian High Commissioner Jon Philp said during the launch, “Eat Smart Campaign em kamap lon gutpela taim, na emi innovative wok lon givim bikpela luksave lon agriculture sekta na promotim helt.”  (The Eat Smart Campaign is a timely and innovative initiative to raise the profile of the agriculture sector and to promote health.)

TVWAN to broadcast virtual runway

PNGFDW director and founder, Janet Sios, said the fashion industry has grown over the last five years since the organisation was established.

Sios thanked Digicel PNG’s TVWAN for collaborating with PNG’s fashion industry and expressed the need for more exposure for local talent.

Digicel TV will broadcast the virtual runway through its television network across the country.

Sios said it is a chance for the rest of the Pacific to see what Papua New Guinea has to offer in terms of creativity and talent in the industry.

Montes speaks of upbringing

“I am shy and an off-cam type of girl,” she described herself during an interview with TVWan’s Hennah Joku.

The Filipino actress arrived in Port Moresby early this morning.

Montes’ personality comes from very humble beginnings.

She was born as Mara Hautea Schnittka to a Filipino mother Gemma Hautea and German father, Martin Schnittka, but raised by her grandmother when her father left them while she was a baby.

TVWAN cook show notes success

The half-hour weekly program on TVWAN showcases PNG’s dynamic food diversity.

Asi said particularly after the rebirth, the cook show has picked up really well, with 18 episodes.

This outcome is credited to the contributors of the show, such as the commonly known “Uncle Tony” and those who have participated in the segment “cooking with everyday people”.

The team is now shooting its second season, which is anticipated to be even bigger.

​Quiz show to be on TVWAN!

TTQ is an alternative educational activity which integrates learning and entertainment, allowing schools to compete academically through quizzing and debates.

With agreement to air on TVWAN for this season, partners Melanesian Multimedia Company and Big Rooster have begun recording.

At least 16 schools in Port Moresby have taken on the challenge to go on the national television show.

VIDEO: Lifestyle diseases increasing

That threat is "ignorance" - ignorance to live a healthy lifestyle.

Dr Sam Yockopua from Port Moresby General Hospital's Emergency Unit, the emergency unit today, receives more than 4 cases of lifestyle related disease, unlike in the past.


Charmaine Poriambep with more 

VIDEO: Women’s election participation

This was the important point shared by the Chairperson of the Integrity of Political Parties, Orovu Sepoe at a discussion hosted by the US Embassy on Women's Participation in Elections, the Challenges and Lessons Learned.


Sophie Yaruso with more 

VIDEO: Coffee in Sepik

The Coffee Industry Corporation was in the province recently, to visit coffee growers, including Thomas Ainero in Angoram District.

The CIC reported that Angoram District is a sleeping giant for cash crop development because of its large population and vast land mass.

However, farmer Thomas said coffee farmers are slowly losing interest because of the stagnant coffee prices over the years.


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VIDEO: Trukai Fun Run set

Other centres taking part in the Trukai Fun Run include Mt Hagen and Lae.


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