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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.

Karamea Co.Starters Set World Record

Off the Top of My Head  By Paul Murray  The remote rural town of Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand apparently set a world record Monday night by being the smallest … Continue reading

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360º Views of Rongo Backpackers & Gallery

Karamea Radio 107.5 FM @ Rongo Backpackers: https://theta360.com/s/d3MRscPKFmooLDc3fJn175dwm Rongo Backpackers Gallery: https://theta360.com/s/bE73Ev2MHTvBGsqrqQsUvjyyW The Yoga Rongo Studio: https://theta360.com/s/rQbdmGfd3SYDAQahwxdhhl5SC The 70s Room (4-Bed Dorm) https://theta360.com/s/gaN3wYkugUHEllp0cZGSvl0zY The Twin Room: https://theta360.com/s/ibpU3O6JOij20DMlSCaNhwhlo The Oparara Grand Arch: https://theta360.com/s/hgorMiDC5qEt7c1y9YQ9jbRS4 The Oparara Grand Arch II: https://theta360.com/s/p6vukZjnS0wz3huSeGdUiDZUO  

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Historically Famous Kidnappings

News broke recently that Formula 1 billionaire Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law has been kidnapped in Brazil. Aparecida Schunck was grabbed in the Interlagos neighborhood of Sao Paulo on Friday, July 22, 2016. Aparecida is the mother of Eccelstone’s third wife Fabiana … Continue reading

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Man-Bear Possum Terrifies Kahurangi NP People

DOC Uses Mutant Possum Threat to Justify Massive Aerial Poison Blitz Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray The mystery of the New Zealand Government’s persistence with aerial baiting of vast regions of the “Clean-Green/100%Pure” country with 1080 poison was revealed yesterday by … Continue reading

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Lovers Meet in Heaven for July 7 Tanabata Festival

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Last night at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand  we’ll have a Pot-Luck Dinner to celebrate the Japanese … Continue reading

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Co.Starters Pitch Business Ideas @ EPIC Celebration Night

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray The 16 participants in the inaugural Co.Starters programme from Ross to Karamea on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand came together with programme sponsors, facilitators and invited … Continue reading

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Big Fan of Ho Fan’s Photography

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Teenage photographer, Ho Fan arrived in Hong Kong from Shanghai in 1949. He turned his shape eye and lens to the bustling streets of the then English-administered Chinese city to capture the … Continue reading

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