Author: PNG Haus Bung

Air Niugini has helped support Wallam, a remote primary school in Ambunti/Drekikir, district of East Sepik Province by airlifting donations by a group of individuals in Port Moresby on Friday 23rd Sept to help the school. The donation included laptop, school stationary, backpacks, reading books, uniform, reusable sanitary pads, solar lamps,TV and sporting gear. Air Niugini General Manager, Commercial Paul Abbot said as part of its community service obligation, the airline is happy to be able to help, transport these items which in turn will help improve learning for students in a remote school. “I must admit, the positive gesture…

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Santos PNG Orchids centre Belinda Gwasamun and PNG Kumuls centre Brandon Nima will make history today, becoming the first husband and wife to represent PNG in rugby league on the same stage. Both will wear the number 3 jersey for their teams in the Prime Minister’s XIII fixtures against Australia. Gwasamun and her Orchids teammates will take the field first at Suncorp Stadium at 5.50pm, followed by Nima and the Kumuls at 7.35pm. Brandon first represented PNG in the two-match series against England Knights in 2018 when Belinda was taking a break from her rugby league career to look after…

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Fifty years on since its establishment, the students of Kuriva Primary School along the Hiritano Highway in Central Province now have a Basketball Court for Physical Education lessons, thanks to BSP Financial Group’s 2022 Community Project. BSP’s Group Risk Management Strategic Business Unit initiated the project that will see over 500 students benefit from the facility, valued at K38, 000. BSP Group Chief Risk Officer Roger Hastie, thanked the community for welcoming BSP and allowing them to give back through such project. “We thank you for allowing us to go a step further by assisting students of this school open…

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The Penrith Panthers have marched into their third consecutive Grand Final with a 32-12 win over the Rabbitohs at Accor Stadium on Saturday night. With Viliame Kikau and Dylan Edwards playing starring roles the defending premiers ran away with the game in the second half as Rabbitohs winger Taane Milne was marched for a high tackle on Spencer Leniu. The Panthers have set up a first ever Grand Final against arch-rivals Parramatta and have the opportunity to become the first team since the Roosters in 2018-19 to win back-to-back titles. The Rabbitohs grabbed the early ascendancy on the back of…

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A new type of cancer therapy that uses a common virus to infect and destroy harmful cells is showing big promise in early human trials, say UK scientists. One patient’s cancer vanished, while others saw their tumours shrink. The drug is a weakened form of the cold sore virus – herpes simplex – that has been modified to kill tumours. Larger and longer studies will be needed, but experts say the injection might ultimately offer a lifeline to more people with advanced cancers. Krzysztof Wojkowski, a 39-year-old builder from west London, is one of the patients who took part in…

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Newcastle utility Caitlin Moran is a facing a one-game ban over an offensive social media post referencing the Queen’s death. Moran, a former Jillaroos representative and Indigenous All Star, has since been forced to delete the Instagram post, which featured a picture of Queen Elizabeth II. She deleted the comment from her Instagram story approximately eight hours after posting it. The NRL issued Moran with a breach notice on Tuesday and she has five days to respond. “The breach notice proposes a fine equivalent to 25 per cent of her current NRLW contract, wholly suspended, provided she fulfils a number…

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The Eels will have the chance to end their 36-year premiership drought next Sunday, after a 24-20 victory over the Cowboys in Friday night’s Preliminary Final confirmed their spot in the Grand Final for the first time since 2009. Back-rower Shaun Lane and winger Maika Sivo were Parramatta’s heroes in the dying stages, both coming up with a series of clutch plays on either side of the ball, to help their side comeback from 20-12 with 25 minutes to play. Front-rower Reagan Campbell-Gillard scored a try either side of half-time, in a game where the sides couldn’t be split across the…

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Papua New Guinea’s low mobile network coverage and consistent power black-outs are hindering the work of emergency doctors as they respond to patients. A recent symposium saw 70 doctors from around PNG meet to discuss the future of emergency medicine, and the topic on innovating data collection was front of mind. President of the PNG Society for Emergency Medicine Dr Gary Nou said that access to up-to-date data around patient care could improve health systems around the country. “We could demonstrate our numbers … we could demonstrate waiting times … it was just us using spreadsheets and pushing that along,”…

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Amid concerns the intensity and frequency of weather events across the Pacific Islands are being exacerbated by climate change, now the region is expected to endure more floods and droughts with La Niña continuing into a third year. The Australian Bureau Of Meteorology’s declared this month that the climate pattern would continue into another summer. Australia has felt the force of La Niña for the past two summers, with heavy rainfall and devastating floods in eastern parts of the country. But as the tropical cyclone and wet season approaches, some Pacific nations are expected to bear the brunt with flash flashing possible for western countries. Meanwhile, further east, droughts will…

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Thirteen years on from their last preliminary final appearance, the Eels head north to face a Cowboys side out to continue their fairytale run in 2022, which has seen them jump from 15th place last year to now be one win away from the Grand Final. North Queensland will be playing a finals match at Queensland Country Bank Stadium for the first time since it was opened in 2020, and should be refreshed from the week off they earned by beating the Sharks in golden point back in Finals Week 1. Parramatta meanwhile reignited hopes of their 36-year Premiership drought…

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