Happy Independence Papua New Guinea
The Papua New Guinea community in New Zealand and everywhere around the world celebrate its 42 years of Independence on 16 September.
A community event held at the Sixty6 on Peterborough casino in Christchurch honoured the 42nd anniversary of Papua New Guinea’s independence with music, food and cultural performances.
Up to 150 people attended the celebrations, hosted by the Canterbury Papua New Guinea Wontoks Community Inc.
The Ministry’s Christchurch office was part of the celebrations, supporting Papua New Guinea’s citizens living in the Canterbury region.
It was a highly significant day for the PNG Canterbury community.
More cultural events and celebrations to mark Papua New Guinea's 42nd anniversary of gaining independence were held in other parts of the country.