P.N.G. Gossip Newsletter - 26 Aug 1998

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PNG Gossip Newsletter Meri Milne Bay

Welcome to the Papua New Guinea Gossip - 26 Aug 1998. A very special welcome is extended to any new readers. If you have comments or suggestions to make then please e-mail them to giaman@png-gossip.com

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Remember that this mailing list is mainly meant for people who have an interest and already know a little bit about the people and geography of Papua New Guinea. The PNG Kina, which is mentioned from time to time, is currently worth somewhere around 34.5 United States cents but varies on a daily basis.

If you are really keen on finding out what the Kina is worth a currency converter for most world currencies can be located at http://www.michie.net/pnginfo/moni.html

For those who are not so familiar with the geography of Papua New Guinea I suggest taking a look http://maps.expedia.com and then click on the find a map option. Go to this link for a quick start to a link to a map of Port Moresby. http://www.michie.net/pnginfo/pom-map.html

Also remember that the accuracy of the information in this newsletter should not be relied upon - it is, after all, a gossip newsletter.

This is the first official edition of the newsletter which started out as email articles to various friends living overseas. It was decided to produced a proper mailing as the list had growen considerably by this date in 1998

The initial list was sent out using the "list" option in the Pegasus email programme.

Note some of the links are no longer active so you will not be able to click on them. If you do come across any links that are out of date please send email to out of date links.


Welcome to the PNG Gossip Newsletter.

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The following page is worth a mention. Please take a look at some real news items from Papua New Guinea.

PNG Post Courier - Newspaper

Their daily Drum column is an even better source of Gossip than this newsletter!

A look at some of the news items (and gossip) from around Papua New Guinea in recent weeks.


One of the two highland girls given away in a compensation payment in PNG four weeks ago has fled from the recipients' clan.


For those interested in flying..

Dennis Buchanan's Flight West airlines is preparing to fly to Lae from Cairns. Mr Buchanan wants to fly two flights a week but he is now waiting on the authorities to get Nadzab up to an international standard.

Another airline - Islands Nationair - are advertising "Standby Specials" on Lae-Port Moresby Mon, Wed and Fri - One Way K125 Return K250

Air Niugini currently offers a one way fare of K139.00 but cheaper fares are available if you book early for the POM LAE sector..

Air Niugini has also announced the downgrading of Hoskins Airport due to runway work.


HF (High Frequency) Radios have been advertised at K12,500 for 2 x Barrett 530HF Transceivers plus 30 metre aerial.


Ela Motors are celebrating 30 years of Toyota in the South Pacific.


With Central Bank intervention the Kina has managed to move back to 0.40 USD and 0.67 AUD. [26 Aug 1998]


The Bank of South Pacific are offering 3.5% on Passbook accounts. For term deposit amounts from 500 to less than K100,000 the bank is offering the following rates


Datanets is selling a Pentium II notebook for K4,999 Computer Spot (Now Able Computing) are selling 233MX systems for K1880 and PII300MX systems for K2640


The Post Courier still shows the "Stars" with the following days missing 22 Sep and 22 Oct. This is despite the fact that their own drum had an article a couple of weeks ago highlighting that fact.


The first PNG orchid spectacular will be held 29 - 30 August at the National Botanical Gardens. For those of you who have been away from PNG for a while the Botanical Gardens have come ahead in leaps and bounds in recent years.


PNG Motors are advertising a Mazda 626 sedan for K39,990 with either a set of golf clubs or a trip for two to Cairns plus K500 spending money.

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