Category Archives: Australia

The Forgotten White Man in Historic Olympic Photo

By GRIOT October 3, 2015. Today marks the 9th anniversary of Peter Norman’s passing. We want to commemorate him by publishing this text written by Italian writer Riccardo Gazzaniga, who allowed us to share the story of the Australian sprinter … Continue reading

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Karamea Food-Branding Initiative Gathers Momentum

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Buller Community Development Facilitator Peter Howard recently presented information at the Karamea Bowling Club about a proposal to establish a “social enterprise” in Karamea to bolster the local economy, create employment and … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Fluffy

Python Devours Children’s Pet Piglet Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray Sometime in the dark of night on November 11, 2015 a young carpet python slithered silently into the home of Lilly and Fluffy Thompson, wound its … Continue reading

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Aussie Artist Arwen Dyer Shoots Karamea

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray Australian creative artist and photographer Arwen Dyer came to Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand in July, 2015 as a resident artist at … Continue reading

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Monbiot Gets Wild About Rewilding

Book Review: “Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life” by George Monbiot Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Oxford-educated Zoologist and writer George Monbiot takes on the subject of rewilding in his latest book “Feral” and … Continue reading

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Radio Karamea DJ Awards: In Recognition of Awesomeness

  Radio Karamea 107.5 FM “DJ’s Hall of Fame!” The Queen of England and the British Commonwealth Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II is pleased today to announce from Buckingham Palace the granting of an exclusive warrant to the Republic … Continue reading

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Radio Karamea Waives the Rules and Rules the Airwaves

  Radio Karamea 107.5 FM Top 10 By Raving Rongolian Star Stringer Roman Brutus Spartacus    Radio Karamea 107.5 FM – Most played songs – DJ’s Choice! To celebrate the global spectacular success of  Radio Karamea’s “International Requests Show” the … Continue reading

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