Tag Archives: Rongo Backpackers & Gallery

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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Lorenzo “The Italian Snail” Visits Rongolia

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray     Italian traveller Lorenzo Sebastio is a real backpacker and there aren’t many left. He calls himself a “snail” as he carries his house on his back everywhere he goes and … 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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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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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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Karamea Radio 107.5 FM: Perhaps the World’s Best Radio Station

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray  Karamea Radio was launched in September 2004 by a group of Karamea locals who thought it might be a good idea to set up a community radio station. Craig Stenhouse had … 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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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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