News, 2021

January

Happy Australia Day

Harbourside Precinct hosted Australia Day celebrations over the weekend.

Daikoku, Tandoor and Asia Aromas had live food stations on the deck. Enzo’s busted out the BBQ and served up minute steak sambos, we heard they were a hit. Another pleasant surprise was Trends on the Deck with K50 gel manicures! Some lucky girls got the best mani’s in town this weekend.

There was a photo booth and best dressed prizes to be had.

February

PPP Donates Furniture to Caritas Technical College

In our line of work we often accumulate furniture that we donate to help organizations in our community continue to serve the best they can with the resources they have.

Pacific Palms Property donated (x) furniture to Caritas Technical College. Little did we know, the next day, they would in turn bless us with cake! Who doesn’t love a sweet treat!

Thank you Caritas!

March

PPP Farewell Late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare

Pacific Palms Property Management and Staff bid farewell to Late Grand Chief Sir Michael Thomas Somare in a small ceremony held at our Head Office on (insert date)

Our colleagues, Rod Ford, shared some thoughts and impressions of the Late Grand Chief, Abigail Popoitai read a tribute entitled Óde to Sana, Gloria Sevua read an excerpt from Sana. The staff then gathered to bid one final farewell in all the languages of Papua New Guinea and the world present at Badili.

Ode to Sana

April

PPP Finance Depart Has Moved Location

Our Pacific Palms Property Finance Team have moved office. To ensure the health and safety of our workforce, families and that of the wider community the Pacific Palms Property Finance Team have moved location from Badili to Downtown Port Moresby. Their new office is located on the corner of Hunter Street and Champion Parade at Steamships House.

May

Not All Super Heroes Wear Capes

Josephine Beata, Residential Portfolio Manager, was out and about on Mothers Day bearing gifts of flowers and baked treats for all her tenants. She was up bright and early collecting pastries from Beachside Bakery and mini flower bouquets from our floral friends at Green Frog Flowers. Josephine delivered to her tenants at Scott Apartments, Queenscliffe Apartments, Fitch Townhouses and at Windward enlisted the help of Windward Precinct Site Supervisor, Collard Habitein to dispatch gifts in the East and West Towers. Senior Portfolio Manager, Fale’ua Geno and Marketing Manager Abigail Popoitai assisted with delivery at Pipi Gari Apartments and other residential sites in Port Moresby.

June

Graduate Architect features in Buk Bilong Pikinini’s Little Reader Series

Buk Bilong Pikinini (BbP) featured our very own Graduate Architect, Ms Vanessa Kagena in the newest episode in their Little Reader Series. The Little Reader Series gives Papua New Guinean children real-life role models that they can relate to.

Representation is important, and this series provides powerful imagery to encourage a love for reading and life-long learning. Literacy and access to quality education are vital in improving every aspect of a person and in turn communities stated Pacific Palms Property (PPP), General Manager, Gordon McMaster.

PPP is proud have one such role model amongst our ranks. Ms Vanessa Kagena’s passion and commitment to her craft are evident in her excellent work. As our Graduate Architect she has led the design process for the Harbourside shade, deck and pirate ship which has helped transform the Precinct. She assisted with the new Beachside Food and Beverage outlets and most importantly she has led design process for the exterior @345, formerly Burns House on Champion Parade.

Steamships is a Platinum Founder Sponsor of Buk Bilong Pikinini since 2009 and has since sponsored establishment of libraries in Port Moresby, Lae, and Goroka. Steamships are staunch supporters of BukBilong Pikinini (BbP) and its mission to improve literacy rates in Papua New Guinea through its various literacy and numeracy initiatives and programs. Pacific Palms Property is a Steamships business division.

Harbourside Night Markets

Harbourside Night Markets are on!

This is the biggest markets we’ve ever had; we’ve gone from 25 stalls to 45 stalls. We extended out towards the front of the precinct.

It was the biggest and best markets we have had to date.

We had two live bands playing on either side of The Deck, we had a roaming magician JR Magic who brought a little of his special brand of hocus pocus down to Harbourside. The ever-entertaining Poly Crew delighted market goers with the performances throughout the night at various spots around Harbourside.

The Masterpiece Band kept the crowd on the West end of The Deck entertained and the Mereani Masani kept the attendees of Glow Boutique Pop Up Shop entertained on the East end. Glow Boutique had a very beautiful set up at the former Sogno. They displayed all the products they carry in their shop and invited guests were treated to an exclusive look at Wiska and Tabu Designs who both dropped new home ware lines that evening.

The next night markets are scheduled for Wednesday 1 September. If you are interested in having a stall at the next night markets, please contact Marie to secure your stall today. You can contact Marie via email on mariem@pascoegroup.com or via mobile on 7007 3046. Stalls are K200.

July

Property & Leasing Team Mid-Year Conference

The Property & Leasing Team held their mid-year conference at the Grand Papua on Wednesday 14 July 2021. At the conference team members presented their highlights, lowlights, challenges, and items for improvement moving forward. At the start of the year, KPIs for each team member were set and it was great to see each team member rise to challenge to hit their respective targets.

It was the first time some of our colleagues had done presentations of this nature. One of the key points our National Property Manager Rod Ford made is his address to the team was growth. Growth only happens outside of our comfort zones, if you want to do something you’ve never done, you’re going to have to do some things and go to places you’ve never been (mentally, socially, psychologically).

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