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Old 26-10-2004, 10:43 AM
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44th Annual Morobe cultural Show (October 30th – 31st 2004)

Morobe province will be staging its 44th annual cultural show this weekend from October 30th to 31st. The show is set to take place at the Morobe show ground in Lae with major activities and amusements engaged for the weekend.

The activities include; Morobe Show Queen judging, Health Expo, Tradition singsing and dances, Agricultural display/Exhibits, Commercial Exhibits, Horticultural display and livestock exhibits and many more.


The Morobe Provincial Agriculutural Society conducts the annual Morobe Show, held in Lae, Papua New Guinea. The show is a major tourist attraction and showcases, the agricultural, commercial, industrial, and cultural aspects of Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea.

The show also plays major role in the dissemination of information on cultivation, crop, diseases and breeding as well as being the largest entertainment event in the province.
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Old 26-10-2004, 10:46 AM
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Presidents Message:

The theme of the 2004 Morobe Show is Farm to Feed and we would like everyone to stop and think briefly about the message behind the theme.

Papua New Guinea has a rapidly growing population. The Papua New Guinea population is also predominantly comprised of subsistence farmers who, for the large part, grow sufficient for their own needs only.

Papua New Guineans are successful skilled farmers with the crafts that they have having being handed down from generation to generation. The opportunity exists now for the subsistence farmers of Papua New Guinea to increase the production and varieties of the crops that they grow to feed the ever-growing population.

Growing crops is one thing. Getting them to market is another and this is where Government must put aside the rhetoric and actually do something about rural roads and marketing vehicles for agricultural produce. Papua New Guinea will gradually find that it unable to Feed its growing population because of the impassable roads that separate the population and the Farm.

The skills that Papua New Guinean farmers have must be utilised to the fullest and their practical knowledge enhanced through extension services passing on knowledge of better agricultural practices, new and improved varieties of produce to grow, information on access to finance for expansion, knowledge of market requirements and prices would certainly help them improve the quality and quantity of Farm produce available for local consumption.

Commodity crops are vital to the Papua New Guinea economy but food crops that supply PNG staples and import replacements are vital for the Papua New Guinea population.

Come and enjoy the 2004 Morobe Show. Visit the displays that we will have there and as well as having a good time see what you can learn.

Use the land; use your skills and Farm to Feed.


Mike Quinn
President


The map of the main show ring....where some of the ring actitivities will be held during the show.
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Showgrounds Office

The office at the showgrounds will be operating from 9.00am to 1.00pm week days for the two weeks prior to the show i.e. from 18th October. Anyone wanting to purchase memberships or entry packages should see the secretary then.

Programme Ring Activities
PROGRAMME
Coca Cola Amphitheatre - Saturday - 12 midday - 6pm and Sunday 8am - 5pm
Providing a mix of live music performed by PNG artists and taped music by top PNG Groups and Individuals.

Morobe Show Queen Judging - Sunday 9am - 11am
Traditional dressed entrants vie for the title of Morobe Show Queen. Judging takes place at site 74. Proudly sponsored by Kwik Taim Noodles

Health Expo - open from 8am - 5pm offering free health checks and information on many health related topics. Located at the main pavilion next to the members car park.

Amusements

Jumping Castle - operated by the Life Education Centre - located next to the Health Expo.

Ferris Wheel & Giant Slide - operated by the Rotary Club of Huon Gulf - located in the centre of the showgrounds.

School & Community Groups Exhibits - pavilions open from 8am - 5pm. School Exhibits - Pavilion 1 School/Community Exhibits - Pavilion 2.

Lae Play School, Christian Integrated School,
Malahang Technical School, St. Theresa Vocational Centre,
Bugandi High Schoo,l Bahai Community School,
Lae Secondery Schoo,l Boy Scouts,
Coronation College, Milfordhaven Primary Schoo,l
The International School of Lae, St. Joseph's Technical School,
Lahi Primary School, St. Francis Vocational School,
Balob Teachers College, Lae Christian Academy.

Agricultural Exhibits

A number of District & Individual Farmers display produce / crops / crafts from their respective areas. These exhibits are judged with prizes awarded for the best displays. These exhibits are located in the area designated for Agriculture on the southern side of the showground.

Agriculture/Horticulture Pavilion - Pavilion number 3

Agricultural Display


Inside this pavilion there will be displayed produce including tropical vegetables, introduced vegetables, fruit, commercial crops & general farm produce. These exhibits are judged on Saturday morning commencing at 10am.


Horticultural Display

Also in this pavilion there will be displays of a variety of plants & flowers including cut flowers, potted plants, floral art, foliage shrubs & decorative plants. A display from the Lae Botanical Gardens showcases the beautiful and spectacular plants for which the gardens are famous.

Livestock Exhibits

The Livestock are all on display in the Livestock area adjacent to the Air Corps Rd entry gate. People are welcome to browse around the area and see the exhibits. Livestock will also be on display during the grand parade on Sunday.

Judging of the Cattle Exhibits takes place in the cattle stand from 2pm Saturday.

Judging of the small livestock - including sheep, goats, pigs and rabbits - takes place on Saturday morning. These exhibits are located in the many district exhibits as well as the Greg English Jnr demonstration plot live stock pens.

Commercial Exhibits
All the participating Commercial Exhibits are judged for their presentation and effectiveness in promoting their product and attracting show goers. The judging takes place on Saturday morning with the winner of the conveted BEST EXHIBITOR award announced on Saturday afternoon.

Marching Competition

Schools and Community groups take part in the marching competition, which is held in the main arena on Sunday morning at 10.45am. Groups are judged on their marching ability, uniform, precision of commands and identifying banner. There are cash prizes for the best marching groups.


Ends//

Visit their website: www.morobeshow.org.pg for more information regarding the show.


Caption: Participant at the Morobe at a previously held Morobe show....in Lae
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Another Picture of the show...Women from up in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea dancing with their traditional headressess
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