The Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been getting quite a bit of news as of late. Last month, two trekkers died while trying to complete it. Last week, Kovelo villagers, who felt they hadn’t seen the materialization of financial benefits promised by the Australian and PNG governments, blocked the trail. They were demanding $100 from each trekking group to pass.
As reported in this story from the Herald Sun, an agreement was reached which satisfied the villagers, and they have since ended their protest.