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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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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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A Family Trip to Grandpa’s House in Chiba, Japan

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   There is an obscure adage in New Zealand “First socks and then shoes.” It refers to the correct order of things and the need to follow that process to achieve … Continue reading

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For Permaculture in Japan Visit Permaculture Awa Farm & Dojo

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   If you’re in Japan and you’re interested in permaculture, you need to meet Phil Cashman and see what he’s doing at Permaculture Awa Farm and Dojo in Wada on the Chiba Prefecture … Continue reading

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2013 LivinginPeace Project Permaculture Design Course

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Students from France, New Zealand, Germany, the United States and Japan converged on Karamea on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand for the 2013 LivinginPeace (LiP) Project … Continue reading

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What a Wonderful World…….Oooohhhhh YEAH!

Entries from the 25th Annual National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest   About the Contest The 25th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. Harness the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe with us. Entertoday … 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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