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Working in Lae a great experience

Lae media officers on a field trip to Yambo on a motor powered speed

Lae media officers on a field trip to Yambo on a motor powered speed

Having to kick start my career as a broadcast journalist with the National Broadcasting Corporation of Papua New Guinea in Lae, Morobe Province was great.

What is more exciting is, Morobe is the biggest province with 9 districts and 33 local level government areas making it one of the fast-developing, growing and industrious province.

If you ask me, what it feels like when I started, I would simply sum it up in three words; challenging, busy and changing everday.

Working in a province like Morobe has really set the pace to develop my skills and experiences thus set a strong foundation in my career. Having travelled far and wide is like travelling the country, however what makes Morobe unique is its so rich in almost everything you wish to find.

Media friends during the health consultative workshop in Lae

Media friends during the health consultative workshop in Lae

Morobe is set at a location which makes it a the central nerve of business, travel and other socio-economic activities that come with it. For now I can say, the lessons learnt are worth it and the experiences taught at invaluable.

It’s a previlege to have been an understudy with a wealth of experienced and well-learned media figures in the province and the country.

Daily commercial flight (Airlines PNG) at Nadzab Airport, Lae

Daily commercial flight (Airlines PNG) at Nadzab Airport, Lae

Team Simbu bike riders take time out at Sipaia beach

Team Simbu bikers at Sipaya beach, Morobe Province

Team Simbu motorbikes at Sipaya beach front on Saturday November 15, 2014.

It took almost three nights to get from Simbu down to Lae to support as part of the Team Simbu contingent to the 6th PNG Games staged in Lae, Morobe province.

18 bikers in the true spirit of support towards their team braved the long and winding journey and had to refill twice before reaching the games’ host city.

One of the bikers Michael spoke briefly about his trip saying the initial 35 bikers was reduced to 18. The whole trip consumed over 60 litres of fuel with a few stops along the way.

The team said the weather in Lae was much warmer and windy compared to Simbu.

Lae hosts 6th PNG Games

Lae the second capital city of Papua New Guinea played host to the country’s 6th PNG Games to over 1, 000 in various sporting codes.

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Balloons released at Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium in Lae during the official opening ceremony of 6th PNG Games

The opening ceremony was hosted at the Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium where tickets ran out before the actual opening ceremony. Crowds lined up outside the stadium to catch a glimpse of the grand entrance by all provincial teams as their graced the afternoon with their provinical colours.

The PNG Games takes place every two years and a host province gets to host with the aim of identifying sporting talents from rural areas who take in these national sports event. From this event talented Papua New Guineans are selected and get the chance of being selected to represent PNG in international sporting events such as Commonwealth and Olympics.

Many people braved the intense heat just to see their favourite band Jokema perform live alongside Australian female artist Christian Anu and local artists in the likes of Anslom Nakikus and Keidumen.

Tickets sold out and forced these people to stand outside find every space to watce the 6th PNG Games in Lae

Crowds outside Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium outside official fence after tickets ran out before official opening ceremony

Present during the opening ceremony were senior government officials, games committee and other invited guests including PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. Continue reading