Obura-Wonenara District

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Obura-Wonenara District
Obura-Wonenara District is located in Papua New Guinea
Obura-Wonenara District
Obura-Wonenara District
Location within Papua New Guinea
Coordinates: 6°58′27″S 145°53′17″E / 6.9743°S 145.8881°E / -6.9743; 145.8881
Country Papua New Guinea
Province Eastern Highlands
Capital Aiyura
 • Total 3,916 km2 (1,512 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 39,919
 • Density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)

Obura-Wonenara District is a district of the Eastern Highlands Province in Papua New Guinea. Its capital is Aiyura.


In 2007 national elections, their newly elected MP was John Boito (on 2011 August 9 when Peter O'Neill took office from Grand Chief Sir Micheal Somare (due to Somare's illness) as the interim PM of Papua New Guinea, he (Boito) became the 9th Police Minister of Papua New Guinea government for 10 months before the elections), who is the son of former Kainantu MP late Sir Barry Holloway. He served the people of Obura-Wonenara for five years. However, in the 2012 national general elections, he lost the seat to Mehrra Minne Kipefa. He is still fighting in court over his loss to Kipefa.


Coordinates: 6°58′27″S 145°53′17″E / 6.9743°S 145.8881°E / -6.9743; 145.8881