Category Archives: Environment

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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LivingInPeace Project Resident Artist Retrospective

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   When friend Erik Sanner became a “struggling artist” stereotype and almost starved on the hard streets of Tokyo, I thought something should be done. I’d written a couple of articles about Sanner … Continue reading

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Artist Almut Prange Rediscovers Her Muse

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray       German artist Almut Prange was travelling around New Zealand on holiday and found the experience spoke to her muse. It said, “You must go somewhere quiet and concentrate … Continue reading

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Heaphy Track – MTB Paradise

Originally posted on coastingnz:
There are stars glittering in the sky – it is still dark out – too early for the sun to be up yet and we’re in the car driving north.  We have a mission planned –…

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Tokyo X: Orwellian Photographs of Modern Japan

  Book Review by Paul Murray   In 1984, veteran Tokyo-based photographer Shunji Ohkura was channel surfing and came across a television documentary discussing George Orwell’s novel “1984.”The programme was debating whether the modern world was a manifestation of Orwell’s … Continue reading

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Karamea Radio Interview with Trail-Running Vickis

Trail Runners Vicki Woolley & Vicki Quinn arrived in Karamea after running the Heaphy Track in two days. They stayed at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in Karamea and enjoyed a Heaphy Conqueror’s Feast, visited the Oparara Basin arches and caves … Continue reading

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Hard Road Leads to Nice Cuppa Tea Atop Mt Hua Shan

Monday, January 6, 2014 This may be the scariest trail in the world….. We hope you’re not afraid of heights, because this even made our palms sweat. What you see below is a mountain in China called Mt. Hua Shan. … Continue reading

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