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  • The PNG Hunters remain on top of the Intrust Super Cup ladder for the third week in a row after defeating Souths Logan Magpies in Port Moresby. But unlike their previous two runaway wins over Townsville and Norths Devils, this time the Hunters were made to fight all the way. In the end both teams...
    14 June 2017
    Pacific Beat
  • A year after the police opened fire on students protesting against the Papua New Guinea government, there has been no investigation into the events of that day and Prime Minister Peter O'Neill remains in power. What began as a demonstration born out of widespread disillusionment among the student...
    8 June 2017
    Pacific Beat
  • This month, a group of 25 PNG small business owners - all of whom except one are females - are in Australia to take part in an entrepreneurial course as part of the Australian-government funded 'Australia Awards'. They represent a diverse range of industries, from agriculture to hospitality and...
    2 June 2017
    Pacific Beat
  • A Papua New Guinea MP has died suddenly in Port Moresby. The member for Ambunti-Drekikir in East Sepik, Ezekiel Anisi, collapsed and died at a guest house and was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.. Mr Anisi, who was the youngest MP elected in the 2012 election, was in Port Moresby...
    25 May 2017
    Radio NZ
  • Customary landowners in Papua New Guinea can now seek justice for losing their land to illegal land grabbing, thanks to a new legal framework launched in Port Moresby. The new structure will help landowners take legal action against the developers or the government if their land is taken for so-...
    23 May 2017
    Pacific Beat
  • More than 100 international observers will be in Papua New Guinea to monitor the national elections. They'll help monitor things like freedom of movement, and its hoped their presence will help deter manipulation during voting. Roy Trivedy, the UN Resident Coordinator says the UN Development...
    17 May 2017
    Pacific Beat
  • Transparency International Papua New Guinea is hoping to extend its civics education in schools' project. The watchdog group has been providing civics materials to schools for some time with the aim of improving people's understanding of governance and what to expect from the country's leaders. But...
    17 May 2017
    Radio NZ
  • The Papua New Guinea Hunters coach Michael Marum says their Intrust Super Cup season is going to plan so far as the team comes out of representative weekend. Earlier the Hunters season was meandering as the team slumped out of the top six but Marum said this was to be expected with a number of...
    13 May 2017
    Radio NZ
  • The government's foreign aid budget will be frozen for two years from 2018, which in practical terms means Australia will be spending more than $300 million dollars less on foreign aid over that period. The Director of the Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University in Canberra...
    10 May 2017
    Pacific Beat
  • The PNG Kumuls kick off a big weekend of international rugby league for the Pacific tomorrow, when they take on Cook Islands in a test match in Sydney. It'll be Papua New Guinea's first outing since they beat Fiji Bati 24-22 in the harbour city 12 months ago, and they will want to make an...
    5 May 2017
    Pacific Beat
  • Papua New Guinea has improved its world press freedom ranking, rising from 55th to 51st in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders. But the President of the PNG Media Council, Alexander Rheeney, says challenges remain. He says the council has been alerted to several...
    3 May 2017
    Pacific Beat
  • In Papua New Guinea, there were a few surprises when nominations for elections closed, chief of which is that many hundreds of people who said they intended to run, opted not to nominate. A total of 2,614 people had nominated by Friday afternoon, down from 4,068 who said in January that they...
    1 May 2017
    Pacific Beat

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