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Waiting for Wages
This photo was taken by Jesse and Keren in their ride in the pay helicopter [see Miksmasa bilong Jisas]. This is a fairly typical scene these days in the highlands: village buildings a mixture of kapa and traditional materials (usually the living quarters were kapa and the haus kuk was traditional kunai and pitpit).
This village is in the middle of a tea plantation (notice the clipped tea hedges), which is why the wages are being dropped here: the company houses it's workers within the tea plantation. These villages are a source of major trouble in the highlands because all it's occupants are from other areas, which causes friction amongst the traditional land holders.