At Kina, we are keenly aware of our social responsibility to support the growth and prosperity of Papua New Guinea. In line with our vision, which is to see local customers and communities prosper, we contribute to – and directly participate in – a range of worthy causes and events each year.
Aussie Rules was first introduced to PNG by Australian school teachers and defence force personnel in the 1940s. Since then, PNG has embraced Aussie Rules with more than 10,000 members nationwide. Kina is proud to sponsor the 2014 Port Moresby PNG AFL Competition. With the recent success of the PNG Mosquitos becoming International Cup winners in 2014, Kina’s involvement with AFL PNG provides support and assistance in further developing Aussie Rules here in Papua New Guinea.
The Trukai Funrun is considered the largest social event in Papua New Guinea, with nearly 67,000 participants across 14 centres throughout the country. The Trukai Funrun raises much-needed funds for the Papua New Guinea Sports Federation to support PNG’s elite athletes competing in domestic and international competitions. Kina has been an active participant in the Trukai Funrun, providing more than 1,000 T-shirts for local schools to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for children.
The Central Bank of Papua New Guinea annually hosts numerous financial inclusion expositions with the aim of building knowledge and financial literacy in our wider urban and rural communities. Kina is a key partner in helping the Bank of Papua New Guinea achieve this and also plays a pivotal role in helping PNG communities prosper.
The Crocodile Prize was established in 2010 by Phil Fitzpatrick and Keith Jackson to further develop creative writing in Papua New Guinea. Participation in the competition continues to grow with more than 1,000 entries received in 2015. We’re proud to support the Kina award for poetry to provide a forum and incentive for emerging PNG poets and writers to develop their craft.
Kina participates in a variety of charity golf events to raise awareness and funds for organisations such as the PNG Cancer Foundation, Rotary Club, Salvation Army and more. We also host an on-course food, beverage and massage tent for the PNG Olympic Committee during the Prime Minister’s annual golf challenge, which has proven popular among the golfing community in Port Moresby.