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A costly climb
Climbing Mt Everest is not for the faint hearted. This year alone 11 climbers were killed or went missing while trying to reach the top of the 8,850-metre mountain. A commission for the Nepalese government has now set guidelines for intending climbers. One condition is a US$ 11,000 (K36, 525) fee.
In-form Olam
Hundreds of rugby league fans tuned in to their TV screens to watch the storm man from Sinesine, Chimbu take on the Raiders over the weekend. He did not disappoint by scoring the first try of the match.
NRL frenzy
The weekend’s NRL was nothing short of exciting. There was the Broncos Jake Turpin’s last-minute try against the panthers and Storm’s Felise Kaufusi’s sin-bin globetrotting antics.
Hunt next year
On a demoralising note, the Hunters were whopped 60 times by an impressive Wynnum Manly Seagulls outfit in Australia yesterday. Kumuls man Edene Gabbie, scored a double for the seagulls in the 60-4 thrashing. One disappointed Hunters fan commented on Facebook; Hunt by yourselves.
Smelly money
Workmen responded to an SOS call concerning a blocked toilet in Mt Hagen recently. Interestingly they discovered that pieces of K50 and K100 notes were the cause of the smelly disaster. We wonder what may have ticked off someone to resort to such behaviour. The least he or she could have done is given the cash to someone.
Top quote
“Our people are not interested in words, our people want to see action in the formulation of policies and the delivery of service. All leaders must take ownership of the decisions we have made for our country,” Vanimo Green MP Belden Namah.

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