News - Papua New Guinea

07

Oct '13

7 Oct 2013

Papua New Guinea

PNG announces church-state partnership programme

The Papua New Guinea Government has announced details of a new programme to help churches improve their education and health services.The programme will include 17 point 6 million US dollars in...

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04

Oct '13

4 Oct 2013

Papua New Guinea

New road ends isolation for PNG town

Thousands of villagers in a remote part of Papua New Guinea finally have access to the outside world with the opening of a new road. Samberigi Village in the Southern Highlands was promised a...

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16

Sep '13

16 Sep 2013

Papua New Guinea

Peter O'Neill 'optimistic' as Papua New Guinea celebrates independence from Australia

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says today's independence anniversary is cause for celebration and optimism. September 16, 2013 marks the 38th anniversary of PNG's independence...

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26

Aug '13

26 Aug 2013

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea triumph at Pacific Island Triathlon Championships

A team from Papua New Guinea won the 3rd Pacific Islands Triathlon & Cycling Championships in Port Moresby over the weekend. The favourites, Guam, finished second with the defending champions...

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13

Aug '13

13 Aug 2013

Papua New Guinea

NZ - PNG university deal expected to deepen ties with Melanesia

Wellington’s Victoria University says its new agreement with Papua New Guinea’s government helps New Zealand deepen its relationship with Melanesia.A memorandum of understanding to promote...

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21

Jul '13

21 Jul 2013

Papua New Guinea

Australia to boost awards and scholarships for PNG

A revamped Australia Awards Information Centre has been opened in Port Moresby to encourage and assist more people in Papua New Guinea to apply for scholarships for study in Australia. The head...

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14

Jul '13

14 Jul 2013

Papua New Guinea

Australia’s Rudd begins PNG visit

Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has arrived in Papua New Guinea for talks on trade, how to tackle crime in PNG and the controversial Australian-run detention centre on Manus Island. On...

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08

Jul '13

8 Jul 2013

Papua New Guinea

Two big quakes rattle Papua New Guinea

Two big earthquakes have struck Papua New Guinea but no tsunami warnings were issued and seismologists say damage was unlikely. A 7.2 magnitude quake hit the Pacific nation at 4.35am (0435...

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20

Jun '13

20 Jun 2013

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea and Indonesia sign new Air Services

Solomon Islands and Fiji stand to benefit from a new Air Services agreement signed by Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. The new agreement follows PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill's visit to...

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14

Jun '13

14 Jun 2013

Papua New Guinea

Trade, extradition and West Papua on agenda for PNG-Indonesia talks

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says trade, border issues and an extradition treaty will be on the agenda for this weekend's trip to Indonesia. Mr O'Neill says the trip will mark...

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07

May '13

7 May 2013

Papua New Guinea

PNG floods at crisis point

PORT MORESBY, PNG -- The international aid agency Oxfam says the flooding situation in Papua New Guinea's East Sepik province has now reached crisis point. Seven people have been confirmed dead...

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17

Apr '13

17 Apr 2013

Papua New Guinea

No damage reported after large PNG quake

Reports from Papua New Guinea suggest that no major damage has occurred after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the country’s northern coast this morning. The quake’s epicentre was 19...

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