Port Moresby says goodbye to an ‘outstanding’ Pacific Games

The closing ceremony saw athletes, volunteers and Port Moresby come together for one big party. Photo by Joanna Lester.

The closing ceremony saw athletes, volunteers and Port Moresby come together for one big party. Photo by Joanna Lester.

By Joel Fitzpatrick, Games News Service.

PORT MORESBY, July 18 – With fireworks, music, grass skirts and a sample of the Pacific’s rich and diverse culture, Port Moresby said a fond goodbye the 2015 Pacific Games in Saturday night’s closing ceremony at BSP Stadium. Continue reading

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Just Play initiative gives local kids opportunity of a lifetime

Little league: A little one looks forward to the UNICEF Just Play programme. Photo by Fiona Munday.

Little league: A little one looks forward to the UNICEF Just Play programme. Photo by Fiona Munday.

By Phylma Timea, Games News Service

PORT MORESBY, July 18 – Over the past two weeks, more than 600 disadvantaged children from around Port Moresby have been given the opportunity to watch live sport at the 2015 Pacific Games thanks to the Just Play initiative put together by UNICEF Papua New Guinea and the Papua New Guinea Football Association (PNGFA). Continue reading

Seko (PNG) well clear, Howard (COK) back to pack after day two of golf

New Caledonia's Adrien Peres moved right into contention with a second round of 73 at Royal Port Moresby Golf Club on Thursday. Photo by Rex Kia.

New Caledonia’s Adrien Peres moved right into contention with a second round of 73 at Royal Port Moresby Golf Club on Thursday. Photo by Rex Kia.

By Dr Pilipus Garpet, Games News Service

PORT MORESBY, July 16 – Thursday’s 2015 Pacific Games golf action saw William Howard’s five-shot lead all but disappear in the men’s individual event while Papua New Guinea’s Kristine Seko consolidated her position nicely in the women’s competition. Continue reading

Tahiti and New Caledonia set up men’s soccer final match-up

Tahiti players celebrate their semifinal victory over PNG at the Bisini Grounds on Wednesday. Photo by Roan Paul.

Tahiti players celebrate their semifinal victory over PNG at the Bisini Grounds on Wednesday. Photo by Roan Paul.

By Denyse Ealedona and Natalie Cholohei, Games News Service

PORT MORESBY July 16 – Tahiti and New Caledonia are through to the Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games men’s soccer gold medal game after winning their semifinal matches on Wednesday. Continue reading