Application for Police Reserve Training in 2021/2022 Open

Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNC): The police constabulary is calling interested applicants to apply for the police reserve training. Below is a brief criterion RPNGC put out in an advertisement in the newspaper on the 14th of July this year.

Police reserve training application form 2022
2021/2022 Police Reserve Application Open

Check out how to get a police clearance check certificate and the info about the application for recruitment and training at Bomana Police College

The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNC) Reserve common characters

 The  applicants for the police reserves should have:

  • High integrity
  • Community focussed
  • Against provincialism or tribalism
  • Must be able to lead
  • Must be able to deliver Policing in Partnership with the Community
  • Must know that the uniform belongs to the People. (Sic)
Former police reservists with clean disciplinary records are encouraged to apply.

What the police constabulary is looking for:

  • Placed high importance on the rule of law and strong community-based value;
  • Support initiatives to prevent sexual violence and discrimination against females and minority groups; and
  • Believe in the injustice of sorcery allegations.

Who can apply for the 2022 Police Reserve Training 

The former police reservists are encouraged to apply. But the reservists must have good standing in the community and a clean policing record.

The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNC) embraces the national govt Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) policy. Thus, RPNGC encourages women and anyone who believes they can contribute meaningfully to apply.

How to get the RPNGC Reservists Training Application Form 

To get the police training application form, email policereservistapplications@lelink.net.au

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The successful applicants will be placed in a pooled and notified when training spaces are available. The applicants may be required to travel.

You can also ask for a Police Reserve Application Form at your nearest Police HQ.

The application closing date is 14 July 2022.

Source: This application info appears in one of the daily Newspapers/reposted

How much should a car service cost

 The car dealers and car service providers are reaping off the unsuspecting customers (and business houses) off thousands of money. Readers can learn from my experience with car repair and maintenance workshops in Port Moresby. It's reassuring to know that you can get a professional service for less than the dodgy dealers.

Cost of servicing your car every 5000 km
A-Service Checks, Inspections and replacement

Read about MVIL Vehicle Registration Requirements

How much you should pay for a car service?

The major car service cost depends on the in milage (miles/kilometres) a car incurs over time and the type of vehicle. For an average vehicle, you may want to consider one of these services. 
  1. A Service: If you have not done any service for under 6 months, an A-service for your car is recommended. This service is recommended to be done every 6 months. See below is a list of checks and jobs done during an A-service at a GOOD car service provider. Cost: K500.00 parts + labour maximum
  2. B Car Service: This second (high) service is ideal for vehicles that have not been serviced for over 6 months. In this service, the vehicle would need a thorough inspection and recommendations for changing parts. This will also include the jobs in the A-service. Cost: K1,000 maximum (plus inspection and labour).
  3. C Car Service: The third (and higher) category of service is best for cars that have not been serviced for over 1 year. In a C-Service the vehicle will undergo a complete check and overhaul; and parts replacement. Cost can be in access of K1,500+ including the parts replacement. So, communicate effectively with the workshop people before work starts on your vehicle.

Find out MVIL PNG Base Premium and Registration Charges


Apparently, the garages/workshops are not all the same. Some lesser know garages source the parts from suppliers and do their mark-ups. That is where it gets messy - so be sure to ask questions.

How much should a car service cost depends on the type of service one may opt for. The above cost estimate is based on a reputable dealer's receipt and actual payment (see image for detail, name withheld). If you want the best for your car, do an A-service every 6 months. This will keep your car in good running condition. 

Here are 5 questions you should ask when taking your car in for service:

  1.  Can I have a Service Quote (SQ)?
  2. If you are going to change any main parts, can you please call me before making any replacement? (Most garages do that)
  3. If you are replacing any parts, can I have the replaced parts back, please? (This is important because then you'll know the parts are actually replaced. I've done that and found some con-jobs have been done on my car on several occasions)
  4. Do you have any special service and parts offers for this month? (This can be the chance to get a brand new part or accessory such as the tyre and battery for your car)
  5. When do I expect a call from you to pick up the car? (This post first appeared on pnginsightblog.com)

How often should you service your car?

The best way to keep your car in a good condition is to service it every 5,000 km or every 6 months.

An A-service should be done every 6 months if you use the vehicle every day; and ideally, for a vehicle that are doing 5,000 - 10,000 kilometres at the last service. In an A-Service typical service, the mechanic will do the following: 
  • inspect and adjust, 
  • check and clean, and 
  • replace oil and lubricants. 
The A-service is probably the service that can be done professionally at a garage/workshop/car service provider.

As a car owner, you'll know when your car needs a good service. Vehicles that do 10,000 - 50,000 km or 50,000 to 100,000 km must undergo a B and C services, respectively. This service can be expensive. 


A Service: List of inspection and check for an A Service 

Here is a list of tasks that any reputable car-serving company will carry out. The list is based on a reputable Toyota dealer in Port Moresby.

Replace 
  • oil filter
  • engine oil, 
  • gearbox oil
  • differential oil
  • sump plug washer
Inspect and check
  • air filter element
  • battery water level
  • power steering fluid
  • all engine drive belts
  • cooling system hoses
  • brakes & brake fluids
  • wipers and operations
  • seat and belt operations
  • wheel bearing Freeplay 
  • front and rear brake pads
  • tyre and spare wheel tread 
  • steering system components
  • suspensions and driveline systems 
  • coolant level and condition of fluid
  • operation of blower, heater and air conditioning 
  • operation of lights, horn, washers and indicators
Adjust/tighten /lubricate/clean
  • tighten bolts
  • adjust brakes  
  • clean battery terminals
  • lubricate door hinges and bonnet latch
The mechanic will carry out a ROAD TEST after all the inspections, checks, adjustments and replacements have been done to your vehicle. 

The reputable car dealers and car servicing workshops will also wash and clean the interior of your car. Here is what they did to my car. Happy customer!😁

Best car service near you
Clean interior: what reputable car-servicing companies do in Port Moresby


ALL THESE CAN BE DONE AT LESS THAN K500. If you see that a car service provider is charging you more, there is something wrong. You should ask why and get a response from them. Perhaps it is important to note that the car service providers may charge extra for the jobs done if they are getting parts from suppliers in town or overseas.

2021 State of Origin: Qld Maroons vs NSW Blues Team Lineup

 The Queensland Maroons and New South Wales Blues announced their teams' lineup for Game I of the Ampol State of Origin series. Qld maroons released a 20-men lineup whereas the NSW Blues released a 19-men lineup yesterday. The Maroons and Blues squads are shown below (Source: NRL.com).

state of origin 2021


    State of Origin Game 1 QLD TEAM lineup:

  1. Jai Arrow - South Sydney Rabbitohs
  2. AJ Brimson - Gold Coast Titans
  3. Kurt Capewell - Penrith Panthers
  4. Daly Cherry-Evans - Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
  5. Xavier Coates - Brisbane Broncos
  6. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui - Gold Coast Titans
  7. Kyle Feldt - North Queensland Cowboys
  8. David Fifita - Gold Coast Titans
  9. Moeaki Fotuaika - Gold Coast Titans
  10. Dane Gagai - South Sydney Rabbitohs
  11. Harry Grant - Melbourne Storm
  12. Coen Hess - North Queensland Cowboys
  13. Valentine Holmes - North Queensland Cowboys
  14. Felise Kaufusi - Melbourne Storm
  15. Reed Mahoney - Parramatta Eels
  16. Cameron Munster - Melbourne Storm
  17. Joe Ofahengaue - Wests Tigers
  18. Kalyn Ponga - Newcastle Knights
  19. Jaydn Su’A - South Sydney Rabbitohs
  20. Christian Welch - Melbourne Storm


State of Origin Game 1 NSW TEAM lineup:

  1. James Tedesco
  2. Brian To'o
  3. Latrell Mitchell
  4. Tom Trbojevic
  5. Josh Addo-Carr
  6. Jarome Luai
  7. Nathan Cleary
  8. Daniel Saifiti
  9. Damien Cook
  10. Jake Trbojevic
  11. Cameron Murray
  12. Tariq Sims
  13. Isaah Yeo
  14. Jack Wighton
  15. Junior Paulo
  16. Payne Haas
  17. Liam Martin
  18. Api Koroisau
  19. Campbell Graham

State of Origin returns schedule in 2021


The SoE will be played in Townsville for the first time. The NSW Blues will be desperate to get a win because of last year's surprise series. The Queensland Maroons will be keen to maintain their win and secure a successive win to break the spell of losses in the previous years. 

Ampol State of Origin schedule

  • Game I: Wednesday 9 June | Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville, Qld
  • Game II: Sunday 27 June | Suncorp Stadium, Qld
  • Game III: Wednesday 14 July | Stadium Australia, NSW

Telikom Self Care info and 5 Short Codes for everyday mobile phone users

 Telikom PNG and bMobile merge in 2018/2019. The two PNG govt-run mobile and data carriers function and organisational structures were realigned, in what is believed, to optimise the companies assets. In fact, Telikom and bMobile are in debt to the BSP Bank and is yet to realise profits. We hope that sooner, rather than later, this merger will make this govt organisation debt-free and turn a profit. 

As local, you can help them to achieve that by using the service they provide.

Here are the Telikom Self Care info and 5 Short Codes for everyday mobile phone users and existing subscribers.

1. PNG Telikom Self Care info

The Telikom Self Care portal is for buying data bundles & checking credit usage. Customers can use the Telikom Self-care to recharge at any time from anywhere with ease and monitor your usage from this portal. 

Telikom PNG SelfCare Page you can do:

  • Prepaid Recharge,
  • Bundle Purchase, and
  • Transfers on Fixed Broadband (and Fixed Wireless Services).

2. How to Subscribe to 777 International Voice Plan from PNG

International calls from the telcos in PNG is very expensive. However, the best way to communicate with people family or friends overseas is through WhatsApp and other social media platforms. But if you want to make calls instead, try the TelikomPNG and BmobilePNG overseas call plans, 777 option.

3. How to check NASFUND Balance using 627 on your mobile phone

Here is how i get my Nashfund Balance using 627 on my mobile phone. 

  • Type *627*MembershipNumber*DateOfBirth#  
  • press the call button on your mobile phone. 
There is a charge of 20t. If you have a problem, it could be because you keyed in the command too slow. So try to speed it up. Other problem with checking NASFUND balance on mobile phone includes no units, wrong membership number, wrong date format and slow/no network connections.

4. Check your own mobile number Telikom PNG & bMobile

Forgot your Number? You can dial *999# to get your PNG Telikom and Bmobile number

  • On the mobile phone keypad key in *999#
  • Press 'Send'

5. How to check data, SMS and credit balance Digicel, Telikom PNG & bMobile

  • On the mobile phone keypad key in *120#
  • Press 'Send'
we created a playlist of Telikom Self Care info and 5 Short Codes for everyday mobile phone users. Check it out on YouTube.