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About LivinginPeaceProject

Paul Murray is the founder of the LivinginPeace Project. www.livinginpeace.com Paul originally from Australia, but have been living in New Zealand for 14 years. Before that he was in Japan for a decade working as a journalist. He met his wife Sanae in Japan and they married in 2008.

Business Opportunity Knocks in Paradise

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray  In the Spring of 2006, German traveller Lena Fischbach happened across a remote Marlborough Sounds lodge, met Kiwi journeyman Mike MacMillan and ended up with two kids living in Karamea at the … Continue reading

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ArtofNature Montages By Paul Murray

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray Based in the remote rural township of Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, Paul Murray creates montages from abstract photographs by mirroring, … Continue reading

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Karamean Foodies Visit Tasman Artisans On Quest for Gastronomic Enlightenment

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray A group of eight Karameans travelled to the Tasman region on September 26 and 27, 2018,  to visit artisan food processing and production facilities in Nelson and Upper Moutere with the … Continue reading

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Karamea Radio Moves to “The Cross”…

…But it’s Broadcast as Usual for New Rongo Radio   Off the Top of My Head By DJ Crap After almost 14 years at Rongo Dinner Bed & Breakfast, Karamea Community Radio 107.5 FM will move into its new studio … Continue reading

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Charley Chop Chop Gets Your Kids Cooking

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Parents in this “digital age” have a serious challenge…How to encourage our children away from passive screens and to pique their interest in more active pursuits. Chef Charley “ChopChop” Ainscough is … Continue reading

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New Nelson Eatery Wows Discerning Diners

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   A fabulous way to start your day awaits you at The Hardy Street Eatery in Nelson. Winter sunshine streaming through the broad windows onto Hardy Street, the aroma of fresh … Continue reading

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The Blind Donkey: Zen and the Art of Fine Cuisine

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray In the heart of downtown Tokyo amid serious daytime offices is an innovative eatery called “The Blind Donkey” that delivers creative cuisine made from ingredients sourced from farms across Japan that … Continue reading

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