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Hagen Open

January 16 2002 at 1:51 PM

Hagen Open has to be one of the most expensive seats to contest for.

Does anyone have any idea who's standing for elections?


Hagen Open

January 19 2002, 6:31 AM 

Only because I am involved a bit with Women in Politics I know that Theresa Timbi is standing but I don't know a lot about her.She is certainly very courageous and I did feel she had a physical presence about her.That would not mean anything but it was better than leaving no impression at all.


Re: Hagen Open

January 19 2002, 12:45 PM 

A number of people are contesting that seat.
Theresia Timbi, one of the Nui brothers among others. Paul Pora will be hard to beat though.


Who is she?

January 22 2002, 7:13 PM 

Do you have any more information about Theresia Timbi?
A woman standing for elections in Hagen! That is brave!

Who is she?


Re: Who is she?

January 23 2002, 10:28 AM 

She's a long time Hagen business woman.
Brave indeed.


about time

April 10 2002, 1:06 PM 

I think that is brave but it's about time. Maybe she would do better job than most of these male candidates..

well done!!

Terisa Timbi is running

January 23 2002, 1:14 PM 

Terisa Timbi, Hagen businesswoman and wife of prominent business man and PDM strongman Paul Timbi is running. Well done to her!! It takes guts to take the challenge up in the enclave of male chauvenism that is Western Highlands.


good stuff. any other women running in the highlands?

January 23 2002, 2:04 PM 

Any other women running in the highlands?



January 24 2002, 11:19 AM 

Is Terisa from the Mt Kalina family along Rumba Rot, about 7 miles out of Hagen town?

If so, congratulations to her! She's done well.

Highlander men get extremely vicious where politics are concerned, so it's refreshing to see a woman get running for a place.

I really hope Terisa will lead the way in being a better politician than a lot of her male counterparts.


No - not that Timbi family

January 24 2002, 9:06 PM 

I think you've got the Theresia's mixed up. This Theresia Timbi is from Chimbu. She married Paul Timbi who is from central Mt.Hagen. They live around the New Town area of Hagen Town.


Re: No - not that Timbi family

April 10 2002, 7:52 AM 

hey is maggie timbi related to this family????


not maggie timbi....

May 6 2002, 11:35 AM 

if you're talking about maggie timbi as in sylvester timbi's daughter, then you've got the wrong family.


what about Lisa Timbi??

May 9 2002, 4:43 PM 

Hey what about Lisa Timbi????

Wes Kange

Good on her - but with a PDM ticket?

January 25 2002, 5:38 AM 

PDM is not in with Mt. Hagen these days.



January 25 2002, 8:53 AM 

You're right about PDM not being 'in' in in Hagen. But from what I've witnessed it's pretty strong in WHP as a whole seeing that there are other electorates. Who knows?

From what I've heard - Terisa Timbi is not going on a PDM ticket. She's going as an Independent - I think. She is vocal on women's issues so I don't think she'll be standing for a party that doesn't particularly advocate gender equality.

This year's election will be an interesting one. Especially for the WHP. I truly wonder whether PDM will fare well as a whole.


No more PDM baggae carriers

January 25 2002, 11:20 AM 

Good on her but PNG doesn't need any more PDM baggage carriers.

Election Observer

Info on Mrs Theresa Timbi

March 21 2002, 7:28 PM 

I know Theresa Timbi very well because all her kids we went to school together.

I am proud to see a mother like her standing in Hagen Central. This seat is renowned as the 'millionaire's' seat where candidates need lots of money to win. She is campaining without lots of money.

I believe that lot's of prominent leaders in Hagen are standing on their toes because she has the right platform and beliefs and is getting very popular in the electorate.

Unfortunately these leaders choose to be jealous of her efforts and create bad rumours because she is the first woman to be running for this seat since independence.

She is going as an independent candidate, using her own resources and this is a great thing.

If anybody wants to know more about her just place a note on the forum.

I congratulate her on taking up this great challenge to stand in a male dominated social system.

Apart from her i can't see any other Western highlands woman who is determined enough to take the challenge.

All the best....


Theresa Timbi..Great..Tell me more...

April 10 2002, 12:52 AM 

Good posting... because I see a courageous woman such as Theresa taking up the challenge in politics. I hope the women in WHP will rally their support behind her.I am interested to know how she is organisning her campaign as an independent candidate, her social and economic policies,how her presence as a candidate in the election will or have affected the sexist stereotypes held by men against woman who aspire for equality and equity in development.PNG in general is a society that perhaps have perpetuated masculinity as a norm for too long hence all men in politics, top jobs and other sphere of development while our PNG women remain at the bottom rung of employment and very few in Politics.Given this background I give my moral support to Theresa and any other women contesting National Election in PNG.

So insider please enrich me on these issues and my best wishes to Theresa and her campaign team for the Hagen Open seat



May 26 2002, 6:15 PM 

I know Teresa too, i think she will be a great memeber of parliment with her aggressiveness but why with PDM. She isn't an independent you know, behind it all is the PDM.


Re: No more PDM baggae carriers

June 19 2006, 9:22 PM 

Explain furether what you mean


Breaking News - Wingti is nominating for Hagen Open

April 9 2002, 12:58 PM 

It looks like Paias is back. He is nominating today for Hagen Open. Remember, you heard it here first.

Give up, Wingti

Last ditch attempt

April 10 2002, 12:09 AM 

He can't beat Pora. He knows that because he's lost to Pora before. Maybe he should just give up altogether instead of making pathetic little last ditch attempts.


Re: Last ditch attempt

April 12 2002, 8:00 AM 

Even in the last elections, he lost by 10,000+ votes.
The people of WHP have spoken through the polls. History of this seat is, a loser never returns.

By the way has he compensated the relatives of the two WH students yet?? C'on PDM,don't they realise they have blood on their hands. How can he expect votes when the backyard is in a mess?

Oh! and Wingti has made it clear that he will not contest for the PM seat. Why the hell then should we waste our votes when the guy is not even interested in the top job?? Fit for oka plgga klanga (at Moika)..



April 12 2002, 1:12 PM 

Wingti was not responsible for the students deaths. Just like he isn't responsible if you live or die, whether it rains or the sun shines etc etc.

He lost by 10,000 votes b/c Nolinga or Luck had some foul play in the polls. If you view the little poll booklet from previous elections - you will notice that all the numbers from the open seats in the WHP don't add up to the figures in the REgional seat. As a matter of fact - it's 15,000 over. Ring a bell?


Re: Kange

April 12 2002, 11:18 PM 

Plis, noken bull****. Wingti lost because the people of Western Highlands were and are sick and tired of his crooked ways.
He is the one individual who has trodden on the toes of other Western Highlanders who appear to succeed by squashing them however way he can.
If the people of WHP can help it he nor any of his cronies will come back in the next elections.
He should just pack up and **** off to Africa. He'll find like-minded people there.



April 13 2002, 1:12 AM 

I couldn't have said it better..Time for wingti to go back to the village to take care of some pigs while planting coffee garden, then again, does he even know how to do either of those things? Nogut ol lain long peles rausim as blong em long peles ken. It's a pity, if only he put in the same energy and time into developing our nation instead of screwing it up, i wonder how well off PNG would be by now. Wingti, Wingti, what a pain in the @ss.



April 15 2002, 10:16 AM 


I know u're all cut up about u're dad but u've seriously got u're strings up in a knot.
Watch ya mouth.


wow, was that a threat??

May 3 2002, 3:26 PM 

you really scare me. if that was a threat than i wish you would reconsider knowing that you don't have the balls to use your brain. try it sometime, it's a liberating experience and don't be wingti's puppet boy. It doesn't suit your bulky self.
Cheers bro and sleep well,


Keep it up girl!!

May 3 2002, 3:33 PM 

Strong women who are not afraid to express their views are exactly what this country needs. Keep it up girl.


well, much appreciated kumul

May 3 2002, 8:15 PM 

Thanks for the vote of confidence. There are too many nim rods around. All talk and not action.
But thanks all the same. Hope you have a good one,


Re: well, much appreciated kumul

May 3 2002, 9:11 PM 

Tammy whats with you and the Simbus?

Kumul is from Simbu, and all the rest of em are right there backing ya moves everytime!!!! cool.....

Just curious!


you never know, i may be from simbu

May 4 2002, 10:48 AM 

I don't see any one backing my moves bro. Do clearify.


if you're not from hagen, then shut up.....

May 6 2002, 11:49 AM 

hey tammy, if i can call you that,
if you're not from hagen, how do you know what the western highlands people want. right now, everything in the province is going from bad to worse. there is no new infrastructure, the roads in the city itself are deteriorating and the self esteem of the whp has been injured. the people of whp need someone to get into power and give back to whp the recognition and self esteem that it deserves. so if pias wingti can do that for the province, then so be it.


Anybody can comment on Western Highlands

May 6 2002, 12:01 PM 

Wantok all PNGeans have an interest in who gets elected in the Western Highlands regional seat, the same as everyother seat in the country. An MP votes on legislation that affects the entire country. An MP if they become a Minister or Prime Minister exercise executive power that effects the lives of the everyone in the country. Tammy can exercise her right to object or endorse anybody contesting any one of the 109 seats in Parliament. Its called freedom of speech. It is a right that is one of the protected rights of a democratic country and the last time I checked, PNG was a democratic country.


shutting up is what is the problem

May 6 2002, 12:07 PM 

If you haven't noticed WHP is part of PNG. And I am a citizen of PNG so i have as much right and priviledege to talk openly about issues of all provinces. Only if those suggestions and comments are constructive and will inspire people who read and have replies that will help and not hinder.
So please don't tell me to shut up. My opinion and right to speak is as good as yours.
If yu don't like it, don't reply.



May 9 2002, 4:51 PM 

ohhhh boy.....Tammy.....i' love it when u talk dirty baby.

we need to hook up.

its amazing....somtimes pollatics has a funny twist to it ...........even 'sexy' sometimes.

so what u say?

SHP Crook


Re: if you're not from hagen, then shut up.....

May 26 2002, 6:29 PM 

it's a free country and the only way to improve is from critcism so go tammy.



April 15 2002, 10:15 AM 

Yu just have no idea.
I rest my case.


Re: Kange

May 1 2002, 12:18 AM 

Noken giaman. Yu know wingti is a lost cause so you les lon toktok.

To Kange

Re: Kange

May 31 2002, 9:34 AM 

You never had a case to begin with. Unless you're talking about Wingti's brief case that you carry for him.

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