Category Archives: Heaphy Track

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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Auckland Lad Attempts 1st Lap of N.Z. Coast on Foot

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray     On day 173 of his epic attempt to walk the coastline of New Zealand, intrepid 19-year old traveller Brando Yelavich arrived at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in Karamea at … Continue reading

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Father-Son Holiday Adventure Sets Heaphy MTB Record

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   Zac Stones and James Hartshorne arrived at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery (www.rongobackpackers.com) on July 17, 2013 after a four-day adventure mountain biking on the Heaphy Track with their Dads Damian … 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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Karamea Kaos: UFO Seekers Flock to West Coast NZ Town

By Rongolian Star Raving Reporter CamcoH Kazakov   Alarmed residents of Karamea, on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, reported witnessing a large bright elliptical metallic sphere hovering over Flagstaff Beach, Karamea at 1935 hours on … Continue reading

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Gerar Toye: Global Gypsy

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray  A thirst for inspiration, wisdom, experience and understanding led Gerar Toye (52) on an international quest from his birthplace in South Auckland to Karamea at the top of the West Coast of … Continue reading

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Japanese TV Show Features LivinginPeace Project

The Japanese TV Programme “Sekkai no Hate no Nihon Gin” (“Japanese at the Ends of the World”) heard about Sanae Murray, the wife of LivinginPeace Project Founder Paul Murray and came to Karamea at the top of the West Coast … Continue reading

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LivinginPeace Project Holiday Vouchers

Frances Tordoff came to stay at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in the summer of 2012 on the recommendation of her daughter Bekki, who had previously worked at Rongo as a Wwoofer (Willing Worker on Organic Farm) several times since the … Continue reading

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Karamea Radio 107.5 FM Interviews with the Rongolians

DJ Stephanie Owens interviews the Rongo wwoofing team (The Rongolians) live on Karamea Radio 107.5 FM on December 17, 2012. The Rongolians candidly discuss their respective lives, passions, travel experiences, sexual persuasions, gender and personal philosophies. Karamea Radio is broadcast … Continue reading

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A Bit of Humour: Amusing E-mail Exchange with Transport Client

Subject: Transport from Karamea-Westport 27 January     Hi   I am looking for transport from Karamea to Westport on Sunday 27th of January 2012- we are a party of 2 who will have been staying at Rongo backpackers after having finished … Continue reading

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