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Australia–Papua New Guinea relations: could do better

By Jenny Hayward-Jones, Director of the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program, and Jonathan Pryke, Research Fellow. While it's managing its response to serious economic challenges brought about by a budget deficit and drought, Papua New...Show More Summary

Papua New Guinea: Keep calm and muddle through?

By Jenny Hayward-Jones, Director of the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program, and Jonathan Pryke, Research Fellow. Papua New Guinea has been in the international spotlight a lot in the last month and it has been almost all bad news. Revelations...Show More Summary

Experience Gift Voucher Giveaway for Father’s Day

Sponsored by Nuffnang and RedBalloon When I reflect about my Dad around Father’s Day, I think about the stories, and there is one memory that stands out for me. When I was a girl, I lived in a remote village in Papua New Guinea with my family. My Dad set up a warehouse for the village […]

Papua New Guinea warns of worst drought in 20 years

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An intensifying El Nino may bring the worst drought in 20 years to Papua New Guinea, the country's prime minister said, raising fears that production of the country's critical agricultural commodities may drop.

Free domestic violence hotline launches in Papua New Guinea

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A free hotline offering counseling to victims of domestic and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea was launched on Wednesday in response to widespread violence against women and girls.

Malinowski’s Legacy: One Hundred Years of Anthropology in the Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea

(Last week a major international conference was held in Alotau, the capital of Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, where Bronislaw Malinowski did the research on kula that resulted in Argonauts of the Western Pacific (pdf of the conference...Show More Summary

Indonesian Plane Wreckage Found in Papua

Officials say that the remains of an Indonesian plane that was carrying 49 passengers and five crew members was discovered in the Oktabe district of Papua New Guinea on Sunday. The domestic Trigana Airlines flight had been bound forShow More Summary

Headline News from - August 3, 2015

On the Web: The extraordinary reinvention of Square - Fortune - "If sources close to the company are correct, Square’s revenue is growing at least 50% year over year." In Papua New Guinea, Mobile Banking Brings Savings and Safety to Farmers - IFC - "Farmers can now get paid electronically – through their mobile phones. Show More Summary

Aid & development links: Low cost education, Cambodia's forests, US and Africa, seafood slave trade and more

By Melanesia Program Director Jenny Hayward-Jones and Research Associate Philippa Brant. The Economist on the growth of private, low cost education in the developing world. Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has called for...Show More Summary

Manam in Papua New Guinea Unleashes Large Eruption

Manam in Papua New Guinea appears to have had a massive new explosive eruption. The post Manam in Papua New Guinea Unleashes Large Eruption appeared first on WIRED.

Video Hatch: “GEOBASS 2: Black Bass in Papua New Guinea”

last monthHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

In the most recent episode of the second season of GEOBASS, the anglers head to Papua New Guinea to chase black bass on the fly. Via Costa.

PNG's Kina jumps on ASX debut

Shares in Papua New Guinea financial firm Kina Securities rally after IPO sparks strong demand.

National Library of Australia lecture: Buk bilong Pikinini

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 31 July 2015 at 12:30 pm; ] Buk bilong Pikinini, meaning ‘books for children’, is an independent not-for-profit organisation based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, which aims to establish children’s libraries and foster a love of...Show More Summary

2LT Edward F. Barker comes home

Jon the Mechanic sends us the news that the eternally 21-year-old 2nd Lieutenant Edward F. Barker is coming home after being lost on a training mission over Papua New Guinea on September 30, 1944. Because of the rugged location of his crash, the wreckage of his P-47D Thunderbolt, tail number 42-23241, wasn’t found until 1962 […]

Mangal, bowlers put Afghanistan in World T20

last monthSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Nawroz Mangal's second consecutive Man-of-the-Match performance put Afghanistan back in the World Twenty20 as the side coasted to a six-wicket win over Papua New Guinea

Driving Australia's Most Challenging Off-Road Trail

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

For most of Cape York, the remote peninsula north of Cairns that runs parallel to the Great Barrier Reef, the nearest major city isn’t even in Australia, it’s in Papua New Guinea. You know, where head-hunting was a thing up until a couple of decades ago. We just drove through it on the most challenging off-road trail down under. Read more...

Newcrest closes mine after worker's death

Gold and silver mining remains suspended at Papua New Guinea's Hidden Valley mine following the death of a worker on Friday. ||| Sydney - Gold and silver mining remains suspended at Papua New Guinea's Hidden Valley mine following the...Show More Summary

Baard and Scholtz hand PNG first defeat

last monthSports / Cricket : The Cordon

A power-packed half-century from 23-year old Stephan Baard was followed up by a triple-wicket maiden from from Bernard Scholtz as Namibia outplayed Papua New Guinea by 49 runs in Malahide

GEOBASS 2: Black Bass in Papua New Guinea

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

After coming up short in their quest to land the epic black bass in Papua New Guinea last year, the GEOBASS anglers demand a rematch. A rematch they shall have, but the adventure quickly turns in the fishes’ favor when the team encounters a possible hex, a boatload of bananas, snakebites and skies thick with bats. It seems the black bass will triumph once again….or will they?

Dominant PNG progress to knockouts with easy win

2 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Papua New Guinea progressed to the knockout stages with a dominant eight-wicket win against Nepal

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