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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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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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Heaphy Hut/Lewis River Bridge Construction Progress Report

Construction is underway on the new ‘super-bridge’ that will replace the two swing bridges at the Heaphy-Lewis River confluence. July flooding washed away the bridge across the Lewis River and it was eventually recovered near the Heaphy River mouth. The … Continue reading

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Heaphy Track MTBs Irk IRD

DOC Brands One-day Riders “Tax Evaders” Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray The Inland Revenue Department today acted on a report by the Department of Conservation that mountain bikers cycling the Heaphy Track in a single day … Continue reading

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MTB Adventures on the Heaphy Track

  By Paul Smith   By late June, when I finally got to the Heaphy, it had been open for seven weeks and eight weekends. In that time an estimated 1000+ mountain bikers had travelled the trail, around 150 each … Continue reading

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Off the Top of my Head: Musings on Morality

By Paul Murray New Zealand today is a rather pious place, but it was more so in the recent past. Apparently, up to around 1950 it was illegal for farmers to permit their animals to copulate in the public, so … Continue reading

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