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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Orange Men rescues basketball team

AFTER a two hours flight on board Air Niugini's Dash 8, the PNG men's development team "The Telikom Papuan Blacks" arrived safely at Cairns, Australia for the Further North Queensland All Stars Basketball tournament.

The team (top right) was rescued by Telikom PNG under its Kumul Access International Card with K15, 000 and with our very own local mobile company bemobile coming on board with K5000 to rescue the team cover its food, meals, accommodation and transport. This did well but then a ORANGE MEN came to the rescue with a K600 donation when the team landed in Cairns..
The team plays its last match today at the Bendingo Bank Basketball Centre. Seen in this picture is bemobile representative Lawrence Lahari who is also part of the team handing over the cheque to team manager Nick Daroa in Cairns on Friday.

The team will be arriving back in the country on Tuesday.

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