Monday, February 09, 2009

New Zealand envoy robbed on golf course

New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea Niels Holm was robbed while playing golf with friends in Port Moresby last Friday, Waitangi Day, The National reports.  

“Eight of these guys suddenly ran out from behind the utilities shed – a couple with handguns and one with a home-made shotgun, and the rest with machetes,” Mr Holm told New Zealand’s TV One News.

“We were all fairly expertly frisked, with golf bags rummaged and one even came back to get my sunglasses, and off they all went,” he said.

Mr Holm is the second New Zealand High Commissioner to PNG to be held up on the golf course in recent years.

The National attempted to get comments from senior police officers in Port Moresby but was unsuccessful.


  1. Anonymous8:33 PM

    You wouldn't want to come to Moresby for a game of golf!

  2. Not unless the locals start changing their attitude, which has gone from bad to worse!