District headquarters: Bereina/Konedobu
Number of LLGs: 4 - Hiri Rural, Kairuku Rural,
Koiari Rural, Mekeo Rural
Number of wards: 75
Kairuku-Hiri district surrounds Port Moresby and stretches from
Gulf Province to Gaire Village, south east of Port Moresby.
The inland areas in the Owen Stanley Range include the Sogeri
Plateau and the area surrounding the Kokoda Track.
Port Moresby markets offer high income-earning opportunities
for the sale of food and betel nut, however there is also strong
population pressure on the flood plains around Bereina and in
the settlement areas north of Port Moresby, with high intensity
cultivation being practised on land with a poor potential for
agriculture. The most disadvantaged communities are those
living along the Kokoda Track. The land surrounding these
communities has poor agricultural potential and there is poor
access to services.