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Appointment to Papua and New Guinea copra marketing board



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APPOINTMENT TO PAPUA AND NEW GUINEA COPRA MARK ETING BOARD

(Statement by the Minister for External Territories, the Hon. C.E. Barnes, I.I.P.)

The Minister for External Territories, Mr Barnes, today announced the appointment of Mr Mahuru Rarua Rarua M.B.E. as a member of the Copra Marketing Board of Papua and New Guinea.

I,ir Rarua Rarua who was previously a deputy member of the Board becomes the member representing Papuan producers.

The previous representative, Mr B.E. Fairfax—Ross has become Chairman of the Board.

Mr Barnes said that I:ir Rarua Rarua I s appointment would be for three years effective from September 22.

Mr Rarua Rarua is also Secretary of the F.N.G. Federation of Co—operative Unions and a member of the Board of the Papua and New Guinea Development Bank.

CANBERRA A.C.T.

PORT I:N ORE SBYT.P.N. G.

16 October, 1970

D.E.T./4601