BSP steers support for 2019 Hiri Moale Festival

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BSP PNG| Bank South Pacific (BSP) has climbed on-board as silver sponsors of the 2019 Hiri Moale Festival presenting a K25, 000 cheque to support the prestigious cultural event.

On making the presentation to the Motu Koita Assembly, BSP Corporate Sponsorships Manager Amelia Minnopu reaffirmed the bank’s commitment to the preservation and development of the values and cultural heritage in communities the bank operates in.

“We are happy to support this event as culture and traditions are a big part of the community in PNG and the Pacific; that unifies our brand with the people we deal with,” Ms Minnopu said.

Chairman of Motu Koita assembly Dadi Toka Jnr thanked BSP for the support saying the event was also about empowering women.

“Providing a platform for young women to build their confidence, extend their network and be cultural ambassadors for their people,” Dadi Toka said.

With the event set for September, the festival this year will see sequence of events set in the lead up to the main event.

This year’s festival will have three main parts leading up the highlight event for the year. The Vanagi Race Season  kicking off the sequence starting 6th July to the 21st September, then the Motu Koita Music Festival on 20th of July 2019 and  the main event- The Hiri Moale Festival from the  21st and 22nd September 2019.





 Bank South Pacific (BSP) is an iconic and unique bank in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, recognised for its strong commitment to the region.  We are a major commercial banking and finance group with assets of approximately PGKK23.050 billion

BSP has the largest branch network in Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu with sub branches and agents in rural locations. The BSP Group employs 4,000+ people across the Pacific and proudly supports the communities that we operate in, through Community Projects, Sports, Education, Health, Culture and Financial Literacy.

Our branch network is complemented by electronic banking networks that can meet the banking needs of all customers wherever we operate.

  • 80+ Branches
  • 13 Premium Service Centres
  • 40+  Sub Branches
  • 590++ Agents
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  • 13,000+ EFTPoS


We’re proud of our whole of bank capabilities whereby our teams in Corporate, Retail, Paramount and Treasury are able to provide solutions to our clients, drawing on our capabilities and broad presence. This capability is unmatched by our competitors.  PNG and the Pacific is our home. We have knowledge, history, experience and a commitment to the region that other financial institutes cannot offer.


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