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PNG Jobs Android App have just released an android app where Papua New Guinea companies can list their job vacancies, and sob seekers can upload their resumes for employers to view.

Please download it today and spread the word amongst your Wantoks.

PNG news posted on: Tuesday,

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PNG Android Mobile App

PNGBD,com has just released our own Android App on Google Play.

PNG news posted on: Wednesday,

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Save the date-culture and tourism workshop 22nd – 26th october, 2012

Save the Date Culture and Tourism Workshop 22nd – 26th October, 2012

Port Moresby: The Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority in partnership with the Kokoda Initiative are pleased to announce our plans to hold a workshop on sustainable cultural tourism.

The workshop aims to equip communities and groups interested in developing cultural tourism with the tools for effective business planning, product development and marketing in a manner which is culturally sensitive and sustainable into the future. The workshop also aims to bring together government authorities responsible for the promotion and development of tourism in their own country.

PNGTPA hopes that including both community operators and government organisations in the workshop, will generate some ideas of how governments and communities can better work together to develop outstanding and reliable tourism products that allow them to share their culture with the world.

The workshop will include three days of facilitated sessions including:

examining case studies of best practice in indigenous cultural tourism from throughout the Pacific and Australia;
development of action plans or business plans for participants using tools and resources designed for the conference;
a session for government tourism authorities to come together and discuss opportunities for support and networking in the region.

The workshop will also include a field trip to examples of cultural tourism in the surrounding area.

Source : PNG Tourism Authority.

PNG news posted on: Monday,

13 August 2012 - Comments: 0 - Add your comment


Japanese media visit on a dive and media familiarization trip

Port Moresby: PNGTPA Japan in conjunction with PNGTPA Head Office organized a Media Familiarization Trip from July 15th to 21st that took the participants- Mr. Takahiro Motonami and Ms. Yoko Ohata to Goroka, Kokopo and Rabaul and Port Moresby. Their trip to Kokopo included them attending the National Mask Festival, visiting Rabaul town, Yamamoto’s Bunker, Hotsprings and the Kokopo Museum. In Goroka, their activities included hiking, scenic, cultural and village visits. Both agents were engaged by PNGTPA Japan to cover the two provinces of Eastern Highlands and East New Britain.

A Dive familiarization trip aimed to further market penetration as well as strengthen the PNG diving presence in the Japanese market also took place from June 30th to July 7th where the eleven (11) participants visited the Walindi Plantation Dive Resort in West New Britain and Loloata Island Resort in Port Moresby.

Source : PNG Tourism Authority.

PNG news posted on: Monday,

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Australian teachers make a kayaking/cycling trip to new ireland province

Australian Teachers make a Kayaking/Cycling Trip to New Ireland Province

Kavieng: A total of seven teachers two males and five females from Australia, all independent travelers were in Kavieng during the school holiday period from 24th June to 4th July 2012 kayaking and cycling from Kavieng to Tsoi Island using TPA sponsored kayaks. Whilst others paddled back from Tsoi to Kavieng, two of the five females returned on a banana boat from Tsoi on the 28th of June and cycled from Kavieng to Dalom using the TPA sponsored bicycles.

The kayaks (3 singles and 3 doubles) were bought in 2010 from Australia for the Tigak kayaking project in New Ireland that TPA initiated. The kayaks are managed by Nusa Ireland Retreat as per an agreement with TPA. Since the introduction of the kayaks, there are many tourists doing the kayaking in New Ireland. The kayaks compliment the kayaking strategy that TPA developed.

A separate group of 26 students from Melbourne Grammar School were also in Nusa Island Kayaking. They then cycled from Kavieng to Namatanai on the 12th of July where they travelled by banana boat across to Kokopo in East New Britain.

Source : PNG Tourism Authority.

PNG news posted on: Monday,

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The Warwagira and National Mask Festivals

Kokopo: The Warwagira Festival is a lead up event to the Mask Festival and took place from the 13th to the 17th of July.

The National Mask Festival was initially introduced in 1995 and is staged as an Annual National Event to promote the Mask Cultures of Papua New Guinea-the festivals now have a new home between the Gazelle International Hotel and the Kokopo Museum in Kokopo, East New Britain Province.

Chairman of the organising committee John Robin said this year’s show which took place from the 18th to the 22nd of July was better than the previous years because there was more participation from villages in the province as well as from neighbouring provinces adding that more than 20,000 people passed through the gates during the week long festival compared to last year’s 10, 000 to 11, 000 at the Takubar Sports Field.

Hundreds gathered at the Omorong Beachfront in Kokopo Beach front to witness the early morning ‘Kinavai’ a Tumbuan ritual which marked the start of the 18th National Mask Festival. Tourists, locals including school children and the working class flocked to the beach as early as 5am.

Tumbuans who performed the ‘Kinavai’ were from the Rabaul District, from Bai, Nodup, Talvat and Matupit villages. The Warwagira Festival ended on a high note with more than a thousand people flooding to the new festival site where they were entertained by various local rock bands in the province.

Source : PNG Tourism Authority.

PNG news posted on: Monday,

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Kokoda campaign reflection with fuzzy wuzzy angel, ben moide

Port Moresby: In partnership with the Sogeri National High School, Kokoda Track Authority with the support of the Australian Government through DSEWPaC, hosted a Kokoda Reflection at Sogeri National High School (SNHS) commemorating the beginning of the Battle of Kokoda, 70 years on. The event took place at Sogeri National High School, on July 29th, starting with the reflection attended by various representatives of the Australian and PNG Government.

The reflection program involved a flag raising ceremony, addresses by the Australian and PNG governments, and closing remarks by one of our own Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels, Ben Moide.

Ben Moide spoke of his experiences during World War Two, having served in the Papuan Infantry Battalion that fired the first shots at Buna, which sparked the beginning of the Kokoda Campaign. Copies of Ben Moide’s biography Nameless Warrior—The Ben Moide Story, were raffled at the Sogeri Kokoda Campaign Reflection. The book was written by Lahui Ako and published by the University of Papua New Guinea Press.

This event kick started the 70th Anniversary Kokoda Campaign period, and will be followed by community events in the following villages marking significant historical battles: The day featured over 20 singsing groups from around the country, highlighted by a commemorative reflection showcasing the significance of this day in our history.
The school had their local museum open for guided tours on the day as well.

Source: Kokoda Track Authority

PNG news posted on: Monday,

13 August 2012 - Comments: 0 - Add your comment


Papua New Guinea Business Directory Job Site

We are pleased to announce that we have updated our Papua New Guinea employment web site to make it easier for employers and job seekers.

Our employment site receives thousands of visitors each month due to our high ranking with when searching for jobs in Papua New Guinea.

This is a cheap alternative to advertising in the News Paper and every professional looking for a position in Papua New Guinea has access to the internet.

To find out more email

PNG news posted on: Thursday,

23 April 6820 - Comments: 0 - Add your comment

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