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Two summits involving veterans of the Bougainville civil war are being held ahead of a bigger event next week.
The Special Mining lease Osikaiyang Landowners Association, or SMLOLA, in Bougainville, has welcomed the government's willingness to try and find a resolution to the opening of Panguna.
Papua New Guinea's prime minister says the commission organising Bougainville's independence referendum has asked for a possible extension.
A former leader of the Bougainville Revolutionary Army is one of those working assiduously to ensure the success of the upcoming referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea.
The Bougainville landowner group, Special Mining Lease Osikaiyang Landowners' Association or SMLOL, has rejected claims by another group claiming rights around the Panguna mine.
A former commander of the Bougainville Revolutionary Army, Ishmael Toroama, is now a band promoter. Video
Former New Zealand foreign minister, Sir Don McKinnon, who was instrumental in bringing peace to Bougainville in the late 1990s, returned to the region last week, just weeks out from a key referendum… Audio
A Bougainville group has come out to claim the Osikaiyang group has no authority to represent Panguna landowners.
Bougainvilleans have been told to play an active part in preparing for the referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea.
A Bougainville landowning group has given the autonomous government an ultimatum over a festering dispute involving the Panguna mine.
The Bougainville Referendum Commission is aiming to enrol hundreds of Bougainvilleans living in remote mining and agricultural communities in Papua New Guinea.
The chief secretary in the autonomous Papua New Guinea region of Bougainville says two more Department of Community Government staff had been dismissed.
The Papua New Guinea Minister of Bougainville Affairs, Sir Puka Temu, says changes to the national constitution will be needed if the PNG parliament accepts either of the options in the independence…
The Papua New Guinea Minister of Bougainville Affairs, Sir Puka Temu, says the presence of illegal weapons in Bougainville remains a major concern for both governments.
Police in the autonomous Papua New Guinea region of Bougainville are warning drivers their vehicles need to be registered and road worthy.
The former Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern this week told the UN there will need to be a focus on maintaining the peace after Bougainville's referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea.
With a projected vote on independence from Papua New Guinea just three months away, suddenly Bougainville is the centre of a lot of activity.
Papua New Guinea's Minister of Bougainville Affairs says the Bougainville Referendum Commission needs to make a formal request if it wants to delay the referendum.
With a projected vote on independence from Papua New Guinea just three months away, suddenly Bougainville is the centre of a lot of activity Audio
Papua New Guinea's prime minister James Marape has proposed taking his full cabinet to Bougainville.