Category Archives: Children

Burning Woman Throws Baby

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray When a large macrocarpa tree blew down in front of his house in a storm, Granity artist and bon vivant Peter Whitaker saw it as a sign, “It was like a … 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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Karameans Rally to Protest Cop Shop Chop

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray A review of police services on the West Coast by N.Z. Police Superintendent Karyn Malthus recommended that the Karamea Police Station be “disestablished” and the police constable be relocated. This would … Continue reading

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Reverse Malthusian Trap Snares Rural Kiwis

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Karamea, West Coast, New Zealand: February 17, 2016 The New Zealand Minister for Economic Development the right honourable Ms Joyce Stevens announced today that given the success of recent regional austerity … Continue reading

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Karamea Community Grows by Four

Hello everyone, my name is Vinnie. I’m originally from the Kapati Coast, but I have lived on the West Coast for many years working as a chef in local cafes like Drifter’s Café in Granity from 2002 onwards and The … Continue reading

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Stupid stuff we need to stop saying to Dads.

FEBRUARY 4, 2016 ~ ROSIE WRITES (PERSONAL BLOG) Recently I got chatting with a nice lady in the queue at the supermarket. (Because when the highlight of your Friday evening is browsing a frozen food aisle, you’ll talk to everyone.) As I loaded a giant bag … 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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