Papua New Guinea

IFC promotes PNG agriculture

Monday 22 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The International Finance Corporation says the development of agriculture in the Markham and Ramu valleys of Papua New Guinea's Morobe Province, could mean major economic gains.

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Vaccine sceptics in PNG parliament asked to shut up

Friday 19 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Papua New Guinea's government is under pressure to strengthen its message about Covid-19 vaccination, and MPs who spread baseless claims about vaccine efficacy have been asked to shut up.

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NZ sends medical team to PNG as Covid-19 overwhelms its health system

Saturday 13 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

A New Zealand medical and logistics support team with essential supplies to assist Papua New Guinea with its Covid-19 crisis have departed New Zealand.

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Bringing humanitarian law home

Friday 5 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The Pacific is facing severe effects of climate change and these are only likely to intensify, a round-table on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) has been told.

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Australia sends more pandemic assistance to PNG

Tuesday 2 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Australia continues to provide medical support to Papua New Guinea for the fight against Covid-19.

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West Papuans flee from conflict into remote PNG area

Wednesday 27 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Armed conflict in West Papua has caused an exodus of displaced people into one of the most remote parts of neighbouring Papua New Guinea.

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Call for international action to help PNG fight Covid

Monday 25 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is calling for concerted international action to support Papua New Guinea as a surge in Covid-19 cases overwhelms its health system.

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PNG morgues full as Covid-19 runs rampant

Friday 22 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Papua New Guinea media reports paint a grim, ongoing picture of full morgues due to the surge in Covid-19 cases.

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PNG desparately needs overseas help to fight Covid-19

Friday 15 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Papua New Guinea is seeking more international medical support to combat Covid-19.

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Bougainville MP frustrated at delays in shipping to outer islands

Thursday 14 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The women's MP for North Bougainville says the people on the Carteret Atolls and Nissan, are frustrated at the continued delays to improving shipping services.

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Bougainville toughens requirements over covid surge

Tuesday 12 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Amid the growing concerns at the spread of Covid-19 in Papua New Guinea, Bougainville is now tightening the rules.

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PNG's Covid crisis swamps Highlands hospitals

Monday 11 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The Covid-19 crisis in Papua New Guinea is deepening, as the country's main hospitals are increasingly swamped by cases.

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Indonesian forces evacuate residents amid more violence in Papua

Friday 24 September 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Indonesia's military forces have been evacuating residents of Kiwirok district in Papua province's Pegunungan Bintang regency following more violence there.

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Raro woman facing trial in PNG receives NZ assistance

Thursday 23 September 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

A Rarotongan woman arrested and charged in an explosives bust in Papua New Guinea is being assisted by New Zealand authorities.

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Rarotongan woman charged in explosives bust appears in court

Wednesday 22 September 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Vaine Marsters, 59, a widow from Rarotonga, was one of two expatriates who appeared in Alotau magistrate’s court last week, separately charged with possessing unlicensed firearms and ammunition, Papua New Guinea news agency The National confirmed to Cook Islands News yesterday.

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Rarotonga woman arrested in explosives bust in PNG

Tuesday 21 September 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

A Cook Islands woman has been reportedly arrested in Papua New Guinea after authorities allegedly found her with C-4 plastic explosives, live ammunition and a telescopic Winchester sniper rifle.

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Tighter controls called for on PNG sand exploitation

Wednesday 3 March 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Papua New Guinea

After successfully stopping one sand mining project, Papua New Guinea environmentalists now want the government to tighten the rules around the industry.

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