Category Archives: Agriculture

Is Indiscriminate 1080 Poison Use Causing a Rat Plague in NZ?

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray   The New Zealand Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright was invited to address the Nelson Science Society on August 19, 2014 at the Old St James Church on the subject of … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Dave Tailby: LivinginPeace Project Permaculturalist

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   In March 2012, Dave Tailby arrived in Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand to become the first LivinginPeace Project (LiPP) Permaculture Farm Manager. … Continue reading

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A Family Trip to Grandpa’s House in Chiba, Japan

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   There is an obscure adage in New Zealand “First socks and then shoes.” It refers to the correct order of things and the need to follow that process to achieve … Continue reading

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2013 LivinginPeace Project Permaculture Design Course

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Students from France, New Zealand, Germany, the United States and Japan converged on Karamea on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand for the 2013 LivinginPeace (LiP) Project … Continue reading

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DOC Plans Unprecedented 1080 Operation in Kahurangi National Park

The following letter was sent out to residents of the Northern Buller district regarding proposed resource consent application by the “Department of Conservation” to permit the government body to aerially poison 113, 699 hectares of the Kahurangi National Park. The … Continue reading

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Can International Travel Be Sustainable?

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   (The LivinginPeace Project aims to combine Art/Travel/Permaculture and Education into a Sustainable Business)   The LivinginPeace Project in Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island … Continue reading

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Martha Stewart Talks Gardening with Tom Waits

STEWART: Tom, it’s a delight to visit you in your garden. Let’s have a look at your—wait, what’s that sound? WAITS: My old mutt Sullivan. Other week he drank some funny creek water downstream of the hydrofrack. Been breathin’ like a box … Continue reading

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