6 Mar 2017

Voice of PNG' Roger Hau'ofa passes away

From , 4:02 pm on 6 March 2017

A veteran broadcaster described as the voice of Papua New Guinea's political, social and economic consciousness has died.

For over four decades, Roger Hau'ofa was a prominent radio presenter and talkback host in PNG, most recently with FM100 and earlier with NBC.

The 73-year old passed away at the weekend among family in his village of Iare in Central Province after a long illness related to kidney failure.

The writer Martyn Namorong is one of millions of Papua New Guineans for whom Roger Hau'ofa's voice was instantly recognisable and formative for their grasp on national issues.

He spoke to Johnny Blades.

Roger Hau'ofa

Roger Hau'ofa Photo: Facebook