Aussie youths go off-track

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The National, Friday June 21st, 2013

 POLICE from Victoria, Australia, will arrive in Port Moresby today with a group of youths who have gone off-track back home to walk the Kokoda Track.

A total of 40 trekkers, the group includes males and females who will participate in “a very special Kokoda Track programme”.

A statement from the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA) said the programme, now in its sixth year, was an initiative between Victoria police and Youths At Risk.

“It is a way to inspire youths who have gone off-track to change their lives and become better persons in society,” TPA media adviser Colin Taimbari said yesterday.

“The next batch of 25 children and five police officers are confirmed for next April,” he added.