Author: Rolland BANABA

Hekari United FC’s attempt to represent the country at the OFC Champions League challenge in New Zealand fell short on the weekend after a classy Lae City FC sent the red outfits home with a narrow 2-1 victory. The David-Muta-coached Hekari side looked lethal and more organized in the first part of the match dominating possession and rewarding themselves to an early lead with a goal right on the half time whistle off the boots of Obert Simon. The visitors from Lae held on in the early part of the second half at PNG Football Stadium denying any more attempts…

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Lae City FC proved to be the best football team in PNG knocking out an in-form Hekari FC outfit yesterday in the OFC champions national play-offs at the PNG Football Stadium two goals to one. A well organized Hekari side scored in the first half of the play through the boots of striker Orbert Simon to lead at the break 1-0. The visitors from Lae came into the game again in the latter half when Mathew David scored a double to send Hekari home. Lae City will now represent PNG at the OFC Champions League later in the year.

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Medal tally (Progressive Update inserted below) as of Tuesday June 21st with Team PNG finishing off strongly in the lead.  Another day of competitions today on the track for our Athletics athletes whilst Tennis and Golf continue their competitions. Weightlifting has finished their competitions for the games, and Vaá will be taking the day off to recover before their marathon event on Thursday. Source: Team PNG FB Page

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The people of Vanimo in West Sepik Province today witnessed a milestone occasion withe the opening of a state-of-the-art Terminal Building with an extended runway which they will enjoy . National Airports Corporation said the new luxurious facility which represents a modern facade and came about from the governments Civil Aviation Development Initiative Program which China Railway Company constructed over a four year period. National Airports Corporation Chief Executive Officer Rex Kiponge boasted that the Vanimo Terminal facility was constructed carefully and installed with the latest and the best equipments and technology to reflect the growth and development aspirations of…

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Port Moresby Residents will expect more water rationing or no water at all due to continuous maintenance work been carried out by Water PNG. Water PNG’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Parkop Kurua said part of the supply had been restored but more work is still been carried out at the Mt Eriama Water Treatment Plant. “We cannot give an exact timing for full restoration of water supply because we need to follow our water quality regimes by doing tests on the quality of the water outflows from the reservoirs.” “Our paramount task here is to ensure water is safe to…

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35 teams participating in the 2022 Toti soccer cup underway will have at least 2 days free meal including breakfast and dinner courtesy of Prima Smallgoods and Goodman Fielders International. Both companies who are support sponsors of the annual Lae Biscuit Company sponsored Toti invitational soccer tournament supplied bales of rice and flour as well cartons of Prima sausages to the rest of the participating teams opening day one of the challenge yesterday (16/03/22) in Lae City. The Lae Biscuit Company as well supplied cartons of Toti biscuits to the rest of the teams and officials enough to give them a satisfying start to each day…

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The Acting Secretary for the Department of Higher Education Research Science and Technology Dr Francis Hualupmomi has strongly condemned a bullying incident at the PNG University of Technology that resulted in a student’s room being totally ransacked by fellow students. Dr Hualupmomi said his office is fully aware of the incident and he is hoping the University management can address this incident within their own capacity. “University of Technology is an academic institution and not a place for rogue students.” “I am confident that the University management will address this issue within their by-laws.” The Secretary further clarified that the…

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An application to judicially review the decision of the Governance Board of NCD PHA in appointing Dr. Steven Yennie as the CEO for NCDPHA has been dismissed by the National Court yesterday afternoon. Acting Judge, Justice Emma Wurr presided over the case and read a lengthy judgment highlighting the preliminary issues, facts surrounding the case and applied the relevant laws to make the decision. The Board appointed Dr. Steven Yennie as the permanent CEO for four years (2021 – 2024) on the 9th of September 2021. The appointment was challenged by Dr. Maru Garo who filed a judicial review last…

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Under nutrition comes in many forms and shapes, however stunted growth is the prevalent form in PNG. Stunting (impaired growth and development) in children is caused by an inadequate supply of essential nutrients, such as calcium, protein, vitamins and carbohydrates needed for healthy growth. In August 2021, Papua New Guinea commenced its first trial of milk in schools program. The program implemented by Ilimo Dairy Farm at Nonu Independent Institute of Education, Boroko, Port Moresby is exclusively sponsored by Kina Bank. The program included daily distribution of a Ilimo milk stik that is made from fresh Ilimo milk, to the…

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The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) completed its visit to Papua New Guinea, the 31st country out of the 72 Commonwealth nations and territories it is visiting. The Baton was taken to Wewak on Saturday, 29th of January and was officially welcomed by, PNG Commonwealth Games Association President and Honorary Life Member of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Sir John Dawanincura, East Sepik Governor Hon. Allan Bird and the British High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea His Excellency, Keith Scott. The Baton spent three (3) days in the country and will leave our shores on Tuesday 1st February 2022. During…

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