Papua New Guinea

PNG leader creates Minister for Coffee role

Tuesday 23 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The new Papua New Guinea Cabinet will include a Minister for Coffee.

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Ex-commander urges gun ban to curb violence in PNG

Friday 5 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The former Papua New Guinea military commander who drew up a plan 17 years ago to try and end gun violence says the first thing he would do is ban the public from owning guns.

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PNG police hunting candidates who they say tried to derail election

Tuesday 2 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Papua New Guinea Police claim they are closing in on 15 candidates in Enga Province who allegedly used guns to threaten civilians in their attempt to derail the General Elections. The Post Courier reports the Police Commissioner David Manning saying police have the candidates names and know where they are hiding and has called on […]

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MP blames Commission for election chaos

Thursday 28 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Re-elected Papua New Guinea MP Tim Masiu says much of the blame for the country's election fiasco can be directed at the Electoral Commission.

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PNG's Governor-General to delay return of election writs

Wednesday 27 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea Sir Bob Dadae has accepted a recommendation from the Electoral Commission to delay the return of writs in the country's general election.

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Commonwealth observers call for big changes in PNG electoral process

Tuesday 26 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The Commonwealth group that has been observing the Papua New Guinea elections has called for an urgent review of the election process.

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Moresby governor shocked at election violence

Monday 25 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The Governor of Papua New Guinea's National Capital District has condemned the violence in the middle of Port Moresby on Sunday afternoon.

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UN deeply concerned about 'heinous violence' during PNG election

Friday 22 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The United Nations has "unequivocally" condemned the escalation of violence across the Highlands of Papua New Guinea which erupted during the national election.

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PNG election: police call for return of 50 stolen ballot boxes

Friday 15 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Fifty stolen election ballot boxes must be returned, Papua New Guinea police have told candidates in Lagiap.

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Marape wins re-election in first PNG election result

Monday 11 July 2022 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Papua New Guinea's caretaker prime minister James Marape has been re-elected as the MP for Tari-Pori in the country's Hela Province.

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PNG election woes continue

Friday 8 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Election woes in Papua New Guinea continue to pile up with the sudden resignation today of a returning officer for Port Moresby Northeast and the indefinite suspension of voting in the National Capital District electorate.

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Papua New Guinea voters head to the polls

Monday 4 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Voting in the Papua New Guinea general election begins today.

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PNG economist says election of women crucial to PNG future

Monday 27 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

A Papua New Guinea economist says the election of women in parliament will be crucial to advancing gender equality in the country.

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PNG Govt told it must end election "irregularities"

Thursday 23 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The Papua New Guineea Government has been urged to do more to promote free, fair and safe national elections.

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PNG election misinformation 'worse than ever'

Wednesday 22 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

As the Papua New Guinea elections approach there are increasing worries about the spread of false information.

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Total PNG election candidates far higher than first thought

Friday 3 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The official list of nominees for the Papua New Guinea election tells a far different story from last week's preliminary list.

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PNG minister attacked by own supporters

Wednesday 1 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Police in Papua New Guinea say their investigations into last week's attack on energy minister Saki Soloma have found he was set upon by his own disgruntled supporters.

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PNG election candidates drop by 1,000

Friday 27 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Fewer candidates are lining up to contest the Papua New Guinea elections than in past polls.

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PNG elections: Peoples' National Congress party endorses over 90 candidates

Wednesday 25 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Papua New Guinea's Peoples' National Congress is shaping up as the party to watch as the country's general election approaches.

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Equity for women and children driving PNG's Somare-Brash

Monday 23 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

A female candidate in the Papua New Guinea elections believes it is more important than ever that PNG has women MPs in Parliament.

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