Locals celebrate PNG Independence Day

Members of the Papua New Guinean community in Ayr are coming together this weekend in celebration of the island nation’s Independence Day, held annually on September 16.

Members of the Papua New Guinean community in Ayr are coming together this weekend in celebration of the island nation’s Independence Day, held annually on September 16. The day marks the momentous occasion in 1975 when Papua New Guinea declared independence from Australia. Lua Henaway is celebrating the day with other members of the Papua…

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Marina is an experienced journalist who has reported from different countries around the world, with a particular interest in local features that impact a community. Making the move last year from Sydney, she has been with Burdekin Local News since its beginnings and enjoys covering health stories, ... more