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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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DJ Crap & the Big Man Call it Quits….For Now…

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray     It’s over. DJ Crap and the Big Man have hung up their headphones and are officially on sabbatical after teaming up for 500 consecutive Wednesday nights to present their Blues Show … Continue reading

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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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Yoshihiro Takishita: Mr Minka

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray    From a vantage point on wooded Mt Genji overlooking the ancient city of Kamakura, Yoshihiro Takishita relaxes in his stately antique home after returning from a U.S. book tour.  His … 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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The Power of Permaculture

“A person of courage today is a person of peace. Our only possible decision is to withhold all support for destructive systems and to cease to invest our lives in our own annihilation. Whether we continue without ethics and philosophy … 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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Rongo Views: Photos by Isabel & Petia

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The Creative Vibrancy of Rongo Backpackers, Karamea Farm Baches and the LivinginPeace Project through the Eyes of Guests/Wwoofers/Friends Isabel Göermann and Petia Vowell.

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The Mirror Tarn: ArtofNature Photography by Paul Murray

The Mirror Tarn is one of my favourite places. The tarn (small mountain lake) is surrounded by dense beech forest that protect the surface of the water from even the slightest breeze. The tarn is very deep and the water … Continue reading

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