Goroka without power

PNG Power said the cause of this disruption is the malicious damage on a transformer at the Himotovi Substation located just outside the township.

Vital services in Goroka town have been affected since 11am yesterday, with the Goroka General Hospital operating on back-up generator, same goes for banks and schools.

Goroka is currently reliant on locally generated diesel power, albeit with scheduled load shedding measures in place to conserve resources.

All flights to Rabaul Suspended

This is following vandalism at Tokua airport yesterday where the terminal sustained significant damage.

PNG Air in a statement cited safety concerns as the primary reason for this indefinite suspension.

It confirmed that flights will remain suspended until PNG Air can ensure safe operations in the province.

“The decision was made in the interest of passenger safety and to address the challenging circumstances on the ground,” it stated.

Vandalism causes power outage

PNG Power informed its valued customers and the general public about the situation in a post on its social media page on Facebook last night.

Local individuals in Chimbu, situated between Goroka and Kundiauwa, deliberately chopped down trees onto the transmission lines, resulting in the disruption of power. Despite the efforts of PNG Power personnel, the supply has not been restored and will be attempted again today.

NAC Condemns Boram Airport Vandalism

NAC Acting Managing Director, Rex Kiponge said NAC condemns the vandalism on the vital airport equipment for air navigation at the airport.

“The vital airport equipment is the newly installed temporary Precision Approach Path Indicator lights (PAPI), which was only completed on Friday 29th October to enable jet flights (Fokker 70 & 1 00) to resume operations into Wewak in time for the travel peak period.

Top Twitter accounts vandalized with Nazi symbols

Several prominent Twitter accounts were vandalized early Wednesday by hackers who posted images of the Turkish flag along with anti-German and anti-Dutch messages.

Vandals topple iconic rock formation

So when officials found the beloved 7-foot-tall formation at Cape Kiwanda broken into a million pieces, they initially thought that age and gravity had done it in.

But then, a video emerged that pointed to the true culprit: vandals. More specifically, a group of people who crossed into the roped-off area and pushed and shoved the rock until it toppled over.

Now, the search is on for the offenders.


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Vandalised Telikom cables gives Oro the blackouts

Popondetta has been impacted seriously with system outages for major business houses and government departments that depend on Telkom’s network for voice and data communication.