Elevala Village – right next door to Hanuabada

On Saturday we went to Billy’s village – Elevala. Elevala Village is commonly mistaken as being part of Hanuabada – but the village is quite separate, and even feels and looks different. We were there for the annual sports fishing weigh in, and were gifts a beautiful Red Emperor fish by Billy’s father. I’m not at all sure what we can give back in return, but no doubt we will figure it out.

Here is a shot within Elevala Village
Elevala Village

And of Jacinta and Xaria with Billy’s wife and a local kid. Xaria was just getting susu out of the sun 🙂

Sitting watching the weigh in

We also attended Xavier and Xanthe’s last day of school and the Xmas Assembly, I caught Xavier unawares in this next photo – the kids both were up on stage, and considering how old the kids are that organise this event – it was awesome…

Xavier at Xmas Assembly

Finally, (and lets please not talk PNG politics) one of our compound guards Rocky told me tonight that he has handed in his notice and is heading back to live in his village. He will be missed, not only is he a terrific guy, he is very much respected by his team. So here is a photo of Rocky, taken tonight – the pool is directly behind Rocky 🙂


4 thoughts on “Elevala Village – right next door to Hanuabada

  1. Hi Aaron,
    Just wanted to let you know what a great help your blog has been.
    We’re heading to Port Moresby to spend Christmas with my husband. It’s our 1st visit so no idea what to expect. Nervous & excited at the same time.
    Was wondering if Jacinta would like me to get her latest copy of Mollie Makes from London?
    Hope you all have a fantastic holiday & safe journey home.

    • Hi Anna,
      We are heading out on the 22nd with me coming back on the 2nd and Jacinta on the 19th. I’m glad my blog is a great help, I don’t spend enough time on it – so it’s great that people get something out of it. So, what to expect at Christmas here in Port Moresby? Heat and Humidity! 🙂 lol – I am sure that you will find it a very different place, with so much here to enjoy 🙂
      Jacinta would love a copy of Mollies Makes – I have no idea what it is, but her face lit up pretty good when I showed her your post. 🙂
      Thanks so much for posting, enjoy your trip into PNG – and give us a buzz once you are here,

      • Hi Aaron,
        Isn’t it sods law? When you don’t want something, it’s everywhere & when you do want it, you can’t find it anymore. Don’t worry (Jacinta), I will do a detour to work today & get your better half a copy of Mollie Makes if it kills me!

        I’m have to confess at being crap at internet stuff.  I was amazed you got my message actually, as I’d been trying to post a comment for weeks. On my PC, it kept telling my to come up with a not so common avatar name, so gave up in the end! My iPhone seems to let me use my all so common name.

        Anyway, back to the point before I sent you to sleep with my incompetencies. What is your email so I can get your contact number? We arrive on Monday night which gives me a few days to catch you before you all leave.


      • Hi Anna,

        That would be nice to catch up – we’ve met so many people through my blog :). My email address is: highflyingkiwi AT gmail DOT com. Change the AT to @ and DOT to .

        Hope your trip in goes well, and you don’t have a long wait at customs (hint: take a bottle of water through to drink and dispose of the container at baggage collection)



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