Town to host Commonwealth Games baton relay

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The National, Friday October 18th, 2013

 THE unique culture of New Ireland will be beamed across the world when the Queen’s Baton Relay is staged in Papua New Guinea from November 4.

Port Moresby and Kavieng will be the only centres in the country to hose the Queen’s Baton Relay. This will be the first time for the relay to visit Kavieng. 

The Queen’s Baton has previously visited Port Moresby, Lae, Goroka, Madang and Rabaul in 2006 and 2010.

Papua New Guinea will be the tenth country out of 71 Commonwealth nations to host the relay.

To commemorate the event, British High Commissioner Jackie Barson will travel to Ka­vieng to host an English tea party for children.

The Queen’s Baton Relay is the traditional curtain raiser to the Commonwealth Games and has been an integral part of the Games programme since the Cardiff 1958.

A corporate barefoot bowls day will held on Nov 7.