Author: PNG Haus Bung

Rellie Kaputin took a huge leap towards securing the single place available for PNG in the Athletic competition in the Tokyo Olympics with a seasons best long jump of 6.42 metres in her second attempt at the Festival of Athletics in Townsville on Saturday. Townsville was the scene of her greatest triumph in June 2019 where, in her sixth and final jump at the Oceania Championships, Kaputin leapt 6.50m to snatch the gold medal from Brooke Stratton of Australia . Coach Phillip Newton reported that things looked good on Saturday for Kaputin to improve on her mark of 6.42m as…

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The Milne Bay Community Association Inc. (MBCA) would like to thank the support of Consort Express Lines with shipping of donations collected from the Kapole Jam Session-Alotau Appeal hosted on Saturday 15th May 2021 at the Vision City Mall (Outdoor) Amphitheatre. Donations from the first of its kind Kapole Jam Session – Alotau Appeal hosted by the Milne Bay Community Association Inc. (MBCA) and wONEm Direction arrived in Alotau on Monday the 7th of June 2021, from Port Moresby with the help of Consort Express Lines. Upon receiving positive response from the General Manager for Consort Express Lines, Mr Thomas…

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The National Airports Corporation (NAC) wishes to advise the travelling public into and out of Tokua Airport in the East New Britain Province, that reconstruction works on the final 400m section of the airport’s runway pavement is currently underway. This has resulted in a shortened, runway length which at present can only accommodate Dash 8 aircrafts. The reconstruction works are being carried out due to pavement failures of previous works which were carried under unsuitable weather conditions. In addition, sourcing of suitable aircraft pavement construction material has also been a challenge and a contributing factor to the delay. NAC and…

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SP PNG Hunters will reset their focus on an eight-game drive to the Intrust Super Cup finals after trying their hearts out for an unwell teammate in a loss to the Burleigh Bears today. The Hunters wanted to win for Jokadi Bire, who continues to recover from serious surgery in a Gold Coast hospital. The Hunters carried Bire’s name or playing number written on strapping on their wrists. But the Bears, stacked with NRL experience including Gold Coast Titans players Anthony Don and Tanah Boyd, completed a 40-6 victory at Cbus Super Stadium. Junior Rau finished off a slick backline…

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Barras Captain Assad Vala put on a batting masterclass on Saturday in the opening round three match of the Isuzu Cup between Isuzu Black and Isuzu Yellow. Vala showed why he is regarded as one of the best batsmen this country has produced in an innings balanced between control and power as he scored the first century of this years Isuzu Cup. Batting first Black got off to a steady start and were 2 for 40 when Vala strode to the crease after Yellow opening bowler Bobby Diho grabbed the wickets of both openers. Vala took 10 balls to get…

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Hundreds of Port Moresby city residents joined the rest of the world in white during the Niupela Pasin Walk and Yoga for Life, and celebrated the International Day of Yoga today (Sunday) in the city. The walk is part of the two-day health and fitness activities lined up in its honour. Led by NCD Governor Hon. Powes Parkop with UNDP’s deputy resident representative Edward Vrkic, students, athletes, expatriates, regular participants and others converged at Murray Barracks as early as 4:00am for the walk to Era Kone. The theme for 2021 United Nations-sanctioned International Day of Yoga is Peace and Harmony.…

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The return of Poro Gahekave and Messach Fred to full time training is a tremendous boost to Athletics PNG’s preparations for the World Cross Country Championships and Pacific Mini Games next year. After 18 months back home in PNG since graduating from Lubbock Christian University, Gahekave has returned to the United States where she can properly focus on her training in an environment that is more conducive to the attainment of sporting success. With the cross-country season in the USA being held from August to November this presents the 2019 Pacific Games triple gold medalist with a great opportunity to…

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Papua New Guinea has recorded 72 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Thursday June 17, increasing the total number of cases to 16,933. The cases were reported in nine provinces with Hela province reporting the highest of 23 cases followed by Milne Bay with 16 cases. Manus reported 11, Gulf 10, Eastern Highlands four, Morobe and National Capital District three cases each whilst New Ireland and Southern Highlands reported a single case each. Of the 72 cases reported, 50 are males and 22 females. Their ages range from five to 84 years. The country’s…

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The Papua New Guinea Council of Churches (PNGCC) declared its support for the COVID-19 vaccination, following a one-day conference in Port Moresby on Thursday. “We define ourselves as churches, living and working together for the common good of people and society, therefore we affirm our support for the COVID-19 vaccination and declare our trust in the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination as a lifesaving tool which protects human from severe sickness and death due to COVID-19,” said the PNG Council of Churches in a statement issued on Friday. “Our affirmation is guided by the theology of ‘Love for Neighbours’…

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SP PNG Hunters player Jokadi Bire continues to improve in a Gold Coast Hospital after surgery. Jokadi is now able to communicate with the doctors and nurses at the hospital with the help of his teammates by his side. Hunters management remain in constant contact with Jokadi’s family, who continue to receive the first updates on his progress. SP PNG Hunters General Manager Scott Barker would like to thank all the supporters of back home in PNG and across the world for their continued messages of support and positivity for Jokadi’s recovery.

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