From the editor’s desk: Paradise March/April 2018 edition out now


Rugby league legend Andrew Ettingshausen features in this month’s issue of Paradise, on a trip to Baia Sportfishing Lodge in West New Britain.

Ettingshausen and his mates go there for the thrill of fishing for big-fighting bass, but they are just as captivated by Papua New Guinea’s colourful culture and the volcanic wilderness.

“Volcanoes rise from the ground, standing tall like beacons to a lost world,” Ettingshausen says.

He also marvels at the friendly locals at the remote lodge, which is a five-hour car and boat journey from the closest town of Kimbe.

Ettingshausen’s adventures are on the water, but also in this issue we venture underground with a team of scientists who explore and survey dozens of caves in the Southern Highlands.

“It’s a cliché, but when you find a new cave, it really is the equivalent of being the first person on the moon,” one of the scientists tells our writer Richard Andrews.

Meanwhile, local writer Grace Maribu has put together a comprehensive city guide to Port Moresby.

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Maribu visits her favourite hangouts, provides tips on places to eat and drink, and suggests where to go shopping and where to find the best markets for local craft and artefacts.

PNG’s inaugural women’s rugby league team, the Orchids, is up and running and is profiled by Joanna Lester in our story ‘Flower Power’.

PNG women have played rugby league sporadically for four decades, but the country has never previously had a national women’s team.

A new feature making its debut in Paradise is ‘Big Picture’. We’re now devoting a full-page in each issue to budding photographers who want to see their best pictures of PNG published.

If you have a submission for the page, email it to Photos should be at least 1.5MB and 300 dpi.

Happy flying and reading.

Robert Upe, Editor

Paradise Magazine, March/April 2018


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