PNG in Perspective

Greetings again. PNG national activities described in this blog were extracted from the Courier Post which is one of two national papers. Comments in the paper are often surprisingly hard hitting and photos of accidents and crime scenes are often more graphic than would be considered acceptable in the Western Society. As usual click on the highlighted text for the link to this week’s reportPNG in perspective

This weeks front page photo is a view of Mt Bagana errupting, looking across Arawa Bay

and of a rather unusual plant photographed in a village

Anyone know what it is?

Take care

Kirokai School Library

I submitted the attached article to the Whakatane Beacon¬† and it featured prominently in a recent edition. With apologies to those who have read it there, I have included it here in the Blog Site for those out of the Beacon catchment area, as kind people from other areas contributed to the project as well. Besides, it’s a good success story! As usual click on the following highlighted text and follow the links to the article books to Bougainville

The situation regarding the Oxfam vehicle has been quietly developing during the past week. A meeting to determine its fate has been taking place this morning – and everyone is hopeful of a successful outcome. Watch this space! I have been checking existing and producing new designs and sorting out materials lists, to make the most of the available time, but we need to get back into the field again and restore more of a normal situation— whatever that is!

A good friend of ours Dr Tim Meadowcroft of Laidlaw College in Auckland has recently published a book ” The Message of the Word of God”¬† to co-incide with the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible. This is sure to be an enlightened and uplifting book – if you are interested he can be contacted at tmeadowcroft@laidlaw.ac.nz. The cost isNZ$25. I’m always impressed at people with the dedication and resolve to write a book and a book of this nature will require plenty of research. Well done, Dr T!

Finally this week we have been visited by a couple of interesting moths, so I’ve included a trio of photographs for you enjoyment

Take care !