Author: Kollin TAUGAMU

20-year-old Sherwin Tanabi from a mixed parentage of Busamang in Morobe and West New Britain and Manus provinces says the experience of debuting in the Digicel Cup at such a young age not to mention playing for a grand-final winning club like the Lae Snax Tigers is enough to motivate and inspire him in reaching further to achieve his dreams in life. The youngster who is currently pursuing a Diploma in Business Management at the Lae Polytechnic Institute has just completed his first ever successful season with the Lae Snax Tigers and has admitted that the experience has been nothing…

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Mr Cogan Toru, Chairman of the Toea Festival on Mailu Island in the Abau District of Central Province says preparations for the inaugural festival are underway and they are anticipating a good attendance with a full 2-day program come November. The festival which was first initiated in 2016 by Mr Toru’s late father was revived again last year after being dormant since 2017. At the second Toea Festival hosted in 2020, a new committee was appointed to carry on the duties of managing the festival as part of the district’s continued efforts towards promoting tourism and culture within the province.…

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Extended lockdowns are crushing news for businesses as many battle for survival, and more government support is needed, industry figures say. Northland plunged back into alert level 3 restrictions overnight, parts of Waikato remain in level 3, and Auckland is entering its ninth week in either level 3 or 4 restrictions. On Monday, the government released its plan to ease restrictions, but critics slammed it as confusing and lacking a timeframe. Retail New Zealand chief executive Greg Harford said the moves to Level 3 lockdowns were devastating news for retailers in Northland and Waikato. This time last year the agency said more…

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The NGCB Paradise Runway staged on Saturday 18th September saw 11 amazing designers come together in a showcase of color and culture as they took to the runway with their amazing works of art. The first ever inaugural fashion event has been put together by Ms Philma Kelegai and Ms Ziya Rayani who have both been working tirelessly over the past few months with sponsors, designers, models and many who have worked behind the scenes to bring this event to a fruition. Ms Kelegai, Director of PNG Fashion Week and Ms Rayani, Managing Director of Glow Boutique both shared the…

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The Lae Snax Tigers created history this afternoon at the Oil Search National Football Stadium in Port Moresby when they added yet another Digicel Cup title to the club’s winning history thus crushing the JPG Waghi Tumbe’s dreams of a historic Grand Final win. The boys from Asa Sumba land came out in the first half with a mindset on winning and did not waste time in bagging the side’s only three tries in the first half which saw them walk away with their 4th championship title since entering the Digicel Cup in 2013. 3 minutes into the first half,…

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The Digicel Cup Awards last night saw sponsors, players, team officials, supporters and invited guests gather at the Oil Search National Football Stadium to witness the awards presentation. Mr Tsandis Saka, Chairman of the PNGRFL thanked everyone who had been a part of the process in making the Digicel Cup to be what it is today and paid homage to leaders past and present who have contributed to the development of the game in one way or another. Mr Saka also thanked the major sponsors Digicel Group who have been supporting the game for 11 years now and said that…

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Kupun Wisil, brother of Pacific Sprint Queen Toea Wisil says that his decision to join the JPG Whagi Tumbe coaching staff this season has truly paid off and he is excited at the prospects of a 2021 premiership win for his home team this coming Sunday. The athletics turned rugby league trainer has been working behind the scenes with coaching staff from a few other Digicel Cup franchises since 2013 with the most prevalent club being the Lae Snax Tigers rugby league club where he spent a total of seven years playing supporting roles to the coaching staff there. Wisil…

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The JPG Waghi Tumbe rugby league team from Jiwaka Province have created history by winning the preliminary finals with a 31-16 win over a seasoned PRK Mendi Muruks side thus booking the last spot and their first ever Digicel Cup Grand Final with a thrilling performance at the Oil Search National Football Stadium in Port Moresby. The boys from Jiwaka took to the field with a hunger and determination for a Grand Final spot and their efforts have proved that they are Grand Final ready come next weekend. In a display of tremendous footy from the Joe Frank led side,…

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Dr Yalinu Poya who has just recently graduated from the University of Glasgow in Scotland says that the journey is not quite over yet for her. This incredible young woman who has over the years stamped her name as a renowned Chemist on the world stage with her very high achievements in the field of Chemistry, says there is no time to retreat or to be complacent now. What started off as a dream at 12 years of age back in her hometown in Lae, Morobe Province has now brought her across the world, pursuing studies in the subject she…

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The Grand Final of the 2021 Vice Chancellors Cup was called off after half time by the organizing committee due to the place getting dark and the status of the supporters this evening at the UPNG Rugby Oval. This prompted the games committee to call off the second half of the grand final playoffs between the UPNG Pythons and the Unitech Spartans. Mr. Max Andrew from the Vice Chancellor’s Cup Organizing Committee said that due to the place getting dark and the nature of the surroundings, the match had to be called off with no further advise as to whether…

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