Kolombangara Island Naming Competition - Enter and Win a Bemobile or Stacka Chilli Taiyo

What do we Call our 400m Protected Area?


  • * 3 cartons of Soltai Chilli Taiyo (value $1,186) OR
  • * A bemobile phone* (value $149), SIM and $500 credit       

KIBCA is looking for the best name to give to Kolombangara Island’s mountain conservation area.

In 2008 and 2009 all Kolombangara landholders agreed to protect all land over 400m above sea level from logging and mining. We now need a name for this new 20,000 hectare ‘protected area’.

KIBCA is seeking a Nduke language name for the area to honour the language of Kolombangara. The name will be added to the English name that represents the type of conservation area eg. xxxxx National Park.

Send your suggestions to KIBCA’s office, Ringgi, with your own name and village and an explanation of why you have chosen it.Send by mail to PO Box 199, Gizo, Fax 60 020 or email us via our contact page.

WINNER’S PRIZE: Choose 3 cartons of Soltai Chilli Taiyo OR a bemobile phone*, SIM and $500 credit.


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* Motorola WX181 mobile phone


  1. The competition is open to everybody.
  2. One entry per person.
  3. Entries must be accompanied by the entrant’s name and village, the suggested name for the protected area and a brief reason of why it was chosen.
  4. A judging panel will select the winning name which will be announced on Wed 15 June at the launch of the protected area and its new name.
  5. Names must be in Nduke language. Similar sounding names with different spelling but the same meaning will be regarded as the same name.
  6. Names must relate to the location or place covered by the Kolombangara 400m protected area. This area may in future include areas below 400m altitude.
  7. If there is more than one person nominating the winning name, then the winner of the prizes will be drawn from a box.
  8. Winner gets to choose the prize, runner-up gets other prize.