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Papua New Guinea’s just completed general election marks a major political juncture for the resource-rich, but impoverished Pacific nation.  

Coming after political conflict  which has dominated PNG's government for the past year, the country appears on the cusp of prosperity and mayhem alike.

Johnny Blades  looks at whether the nation’s political leadership can keep PNG from tipping into chaos.

Gallery: Photographs taken by Johnny Blades in Papua New Guinea

 

 

 

 

Coming Up on Insight

8:12 am Sunday 31 August: Insight: The Realities of Auckland

ak city supplied maybe ateedIn the second part of this Insight mini- series looking at election issues, we tackle what the political party policies mean for Auckland.  

Radio New Zealand’s Auckland Correspondent, Todd Niall and Pacific Issues Correspondent  Karen Mangnall investigate how the key issues facing the country's biggest city are affecting  both those doing well and those struggling.  

Housing- from the perspective of someone living in a car through to the professional property investor. Employment – the city has high  jobless rates among its young , despite improving headline employment data.

Insight also looks at the relationship between Auckland's Council and central Government and how that affects the way problems are tackled.

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8:12 am Sunday 7 September: Insight: Sparking the Youth Vote

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There’s an unprecedented number of campaigns aiming to get out the youth vote for this year’s election.

But four weeks out from polling day, more than 100,000 people under 25 were not enrolled to vote.

Is it apathy or something else stopping them from engaging?

Megan Whelan and Elle Hunt from The Wireless investigate.