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Mass burial to relieve overflowing Papua New Guinea morgue as Covid cases surge
Follows attacks on Covid nurses in the country where less than 1% of the population is fully vaccinated

Leanne Jorari in Port Moresby and agencies

26, Oct, 2021 @3:57 AM

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‘Crisis unfolding’ as Papua New Guinea hospitals hit by worst Covid wave yet
Health authorities have been forced to turn a stadium into a makeshift hospital while elsewhere essential services are closing

Leanne Jorari in Port Moresby

08, Oct, 2021 @12:14 AM

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PNG admits Maserati purchase was ‘terrible mistake’ as they go on sale at discounted price
Fleet of luxury cars, purchased for the 2018 Apec summit in a move that prompted widespread outrage, has been put up for sale

Leanne Jorari in Port Moresby

01, Oct, 2021 @4:19 AM

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UK records 40 more deaths and 37,960 new cases – as it happened
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Robyn Vinter (now); Tom Ambrose, Harriet Grant and Helen Sullivan (earlier)

27, Sep, 2021 @10:59 PM

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NSW outlines reopening plan as state records 787 cases, 12 deaths; Victoria 705 cases, one death; ACT eases some restrictions – As it happened
All today’s news as it unfolded

Nino Bucci and Mostafa Rachwani

27, Sep, 2021 @8:51 AM

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‘A great loss’: tributes pour in for pioneering PNG female doctor who died from Covid
Naomi Kori Pomat, the first female doctor in her province, died in country’s first government-confirmed death of a health worker from virus

Leanne Jorari in Port Moresby

27, Sep, 2021 @1:40 AM

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Bougainville health minister and family lost at sea after boat sinks off Papua New Guinea
Six people missing after boat sank just 150 metres from Nissan Island, with lone survivor swimming 15 kilometres to neighbouring island

Leanne Jorari in Port Moresby

23, Jul, 2021 @12:19 AM

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Miss Papua New Guinea stripped of her crown for TikTok twerking video
Lucy Maino faced intense online harassment over clip in incident that critics say highlights misogyny in PNG

Leanne Jorari in Port Moresby

07, Apr, 2021 @12:10 AM

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Protests erupt in New Caledonia over proposed sale of major nickel plant
Deal to sell Goro nickel plant to a consortium including controversial commodities trader Trafigura reignites tensions over independence

Leanne Jorari

10, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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'Deal with the disaster': the girl from Bougainville who grew up to take on a mining giant
Panguna mine is often cast as the economic key to Bougainville’s potential independence, but young MP Theonila Matbob says her people, and their land, must come first

Leanne Jorari and Ben Doherty

16, Oct, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Delay pregnancy for two years: Papua New Guinea doctor delivers coronavirus warning
Fears over Covid-19 have seen pregnant women turned away from hospitals, leading to the death of at least one baby, as national army barracks go into lockdown

Leanne Jorari in Port Moresby

02, Jul, 2020 @10:00 PM

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'Leave that lady alone': rugby star's domestic violence video sparks outcry in Papua New Guinea
Debbie Kaore who has represented the Pacific nation in rugby and boxing shared a video of alleged attack from partner

Leanne Jorari in Port Moresby

08, Jun, 2020 @4:36 AM

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