Category — Panguna
August 4, 2011 15 Comments
On my recent visit to Panguna, I was surprised to find a coffee shop with freshly baked scones. [Read more →]
December 19, 2010 1 Comment
Jared is a shy Panguna man with an eternally, youthful smile. He doesn’t say much when you talk to him, just a few words and then the smile!
But this simple man runs one of the most unique trade stores in all of PNG. [Read more →]
December 13, 2010 4 Comments
Before the crisis, the Panguna town supported 3,500 people, married and single that worked at the mine.
Facilities included supermarkets, post office, banks, schools, medical center, chemist, schools, cinemas, gymnasium and sports equipments, taverns and more.
Staff was housed in either the married quarters or the single quarters depending on their status. [Read more →]
December 5, 2010 15 Comments
At the end of November 2010, I was waiting for a PMV at Arawa to head up to Panguna.
I was a bit worried about getting past the much talked about No Go Zone at the Morgan Junction a few kilometers outside of Arawa town. [Read more →]
December 5, 2010 13 Comments