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Stronger communities through sports

Stronger communities through sports

Picture:  Participants with their certificates after successfully completing the training One way to foster a stronger, happier and healthy community is through sports. The Nupmo Women and Children’s Association, Nima Ara Women and Children’s Association and Tututwe...

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Maze farming a success for Komovai community

Maze farming a success for Komovai community

Picture: Proud maze farmer showing his maze kernels that will be sent to Tabubil chicken farm. Komovai village, also known as ‘Bethlehem’, lies in the heart of the lower Middle Fly region, about a 15 minute dinghy ride from Obo station. In 2019, the Komovai community...

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OTDF & Save the Children PNG sign MoU

OTDF & Save the Children PNG sign MoU

Caption: OTDF’s Chief Executive Officer Havini Vira and Save the Children’s Pacific Regional Director Gerry Dyer in Port Moresby show solidarity after the signing. Photo credit: SCPNG Media Ok Tedi Development Foundation (OTDF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

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Safety is important for community engagement

Safety is important for community engagement

Ok Tedi Development Foundation (OTDF) is committed to delivering community projects in Western Province despite the challenges the organisation is facing due to COVID-19. OTDF demonstrated that commitment on Wednesday June 2nd when 29 officers, including CEO Havini...

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OTDF & World Vision sign MoU

OTDF & World Vision sign MoU

Mr. Havini Vira, CEO OTDF signing the 5 Year MoU. Witnessing is Mrs. Rachel Tauno, World Vision People & Culture Director. Photo credit: World Vision PNG Western Province is comprised of 3 districts, Daru is the capital of South Fly, Balimo, of Middle Fly and...

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Ningerum locals encouraged to tap into agriculture

Ningerum locals encouraged to tap into agriculture

Member for North Fly District Honorable James Donald wants local residents in Ningerum, along the Kiunga-Tabubil highway to venture into agricultural activities for long term benefits. He said agriculture is the way forward for people in Western Province which would...

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St. Leo Matkomnai Primary School receives new bus

St. Leo Matkomnai Primary School receives new bus

A primary school in the North Fly District of Western Province was the proud recipient of a new school bus thanks to a local women and children association. The St. Leo Matkomnai Primary School, located a few kilometers from Kiunga, received the new 25-seater bus on...

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Women’s group open souvenir shop

Women’s group open souvenir shop

The recently launched Western souvenir shop in Kiunga is set to become a window of opportunity for women in the North Fly District and Western Province. Nupmo Women’s Investment Limited (NWIL), the business arm established by Nupmo Women and Children’s Association is...

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Cassowary Hotel earns PGK 4.8 million

Cassowary Hotel earns PGK 4.8 million

The Cassowary Hotel received its first rental return of 4.8 Million Kina from the Coral Sea Hotels group on the 02nd November. This payment marks a significant occasion for the proud owners of the hotel, the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) people and...

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Western Province can be self-sustaining

Western Province can be self-sustaining

How often do we eat orchids? More often than we think, because vanilla, the queen of all spices, is the bean of a tropical orchid – Vanilla planifolia. The rich aroma and iconic flavor are reason enough for vanilla to be the world’s most popular spice, since its...

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