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  • n  the basic unit of money in Papua New Guinea

  • In Buka, a one-kina banana-boat ride north across the Buka passage, hotels are being built, a bank has opened and tourist resorts are on the drawing board.
  • The singing on the first night (again Atlantov, Mazurok and Milash-kina) was excellent, but here, as on sev eral other occasions, the real stars were Conductor Yuri Simonov, 34 .
  • Carry some cash Always have about 50 kina ($15) on you that way, if you're stopped by a raskol, you've got something to pacify him with.
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  • Daniel Craig in New York Post
    But in "Casino Royale," actor Daniel Craig quotes exactly from the Ian Fleming novel as he instructs a waiter: "Three measures of Gordon's [gin], one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it over ice. Then add a thin slice of lemon peel."
  • Paulias Matane in ABC Online
    A hundred thousand kina doesn't sound like much by Australian standards, but it's an extremely big amount for Papua New Guineans,Mr Matane said. "Even people giving 10, 20 kina, that's a lot of money, that's the difference between a week's...
  • Lovi Poe in GMA
    We tried our best na mag-one take lang para hindi paulit-ulit. This is really, really challenging for me. Although Walang Hanggang Paalam was tough as well,said Lovi. "I gave my best and suwerte na rin ako sa co-actors ko, kina Tito...

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