Moresby South

Moresby South candidate Anna Skate stages first campaign rally

The daughter of former Prime Minister the Late Sir William Skate said she decided to stage her first campaign rally where her late father grew up.

The Rabia settlement is made up of mostly settlers from the Baimuru area of Gulf Province.

Ms Skate is the only female candidate running against 40 male candidates including sitting member Justin Tkatchenko in the 2017 National Elections for Moresby South.

She said that she is not afraid to challenge the men in this election.

Nomination of candidates slow in capital

As of 4pm today, four candidates' nominations were accepted by the NCD's Election Manager and Returning Officer Terrence Hetinu,  who said nominations have been slow.

The first to nominate yesterday for North West was Micros Nea, an independent candidate at 4:47pm.

Today, former Chairman of Motu Koitabu Council Miria Ikupu nominated at 1:40pm. He will be running as an Independent candidate.

Tkatchenko, Parkop fed up with land issues

Minister for Sports, Special Events, & APEC, and Moresby South MP, Justin Tkatchenko, said various court battles over land have caused headaches for him as well as for NCD Governor, Powes Parkop.

Tkatchenko made his comments following a recent court ruling, lifting a court injunction against the municipal government from using land on which the Koki market sits.

The injunction was made after a private developer claimed ownership of the land and took NCDC to court.

Storms will tour Gulf for tournament

After claiming the Moresby South title last Sunday, Warako Storms was officially invited by the PNG Rugby Football League to take part in the program that will see them playing against the POMRFL champions, Royals, in Kerema Town.

It was named as the Brown and Dr. Naipe affair as the two sides, Warako Storms and Royals, are headed by Moresby Souths Rugby president Brown Murema, and POM Rugby League president Dr. Michael Naipe, respectively.

​Kaugere Oval Gets a Facelift

Global Construction Company has begun construction on the new facilities with the practice ground and the carpark area which has a capacity to hold 80 cars already sealed and ready for the first coat.

Moresby South MP and Minister for Sports and National Events Justin Tkatchenko said this infrastructure is to fulfill his desire to bring sports in the community to the next level.

“The 80 car park will be fenced and on the other side will be the brand new oval which will be utilized for practice purposes.

Moresby South’s 400 girls involved in FIFA games

The countries under the care of the electorate will be Spain, Nigeria, Brazil, and France.

Minister for Sports, APEC, and National Events, Justin Tkatchenko, said shirts will be printed with the flags of each country and given to the girls to wear as chaperones for each country.

He said the teams will have about two to three days between matches and will have time to visit the city and so will be looked after by the girls.

Selected communities have been tasked with each country and they are: