16 Aug 2018

Papua New Guinea regions remain cut off after large quake

From Morning Report, 6:16 am on 16 August 2018

Many remote villages in Papua New Guinea's Highlands region remain in desperate need of help nearly six months on from a major earthquake. February's magnitude 7.5 quake in Hela province, killed at least 180 people and caused widespread damage in a remote region which has also recently been mired in tribal warfare and political unrest. RNZ Pacific's Johnny Blades told our reporter, Matt Chatterton, the Highlands region remains cut off from the outside world.