Category Archives: New Zealand

Artists Plan New “ArtofNature” Exhibition for Tokyo

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray This photograph really started something. It was taken on the Heaphy Track in the Kahurangi National Park at the top of the South Island of New Zealand in 2005. I’ve always … Continue reading

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Posted in Art, Artist, Artist-in-residency programme, Belgium, Heaphy Track, Japan, Kahurangi National Park, Karamea, LivinginPeace Project, Nature, New Zealand, Paul Murray, Photography, Resident artist, South Island, Uncategorized, West Coast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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Posted in Business, Children, Community, Economics, Environment, Heaphy Track, Kahurangi National Park, Karamea, Marriage, Money, Mountain Biking, Nature, New Zealand, Oparara Basin, Oparara Valley Track, Paul Murray, South Island, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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Posted in Agriculture, Business, Community, Community-Led Development, Economics, Environmentally Responsible Business, Karamea, New Zealand, Paul Murray, Social Enterprise, South Island, Sustainability, Uncategorized, West Coast | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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West Coast Economy Benefits From Hidden Tourism $ Yields

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray There is quite a lot of talk at Councils and in the local media on the West Coast lately about the need for the tourism industry to be self-sustaining and not … Continue reading

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DJ Crap’s Single Artist Special Shows

DJ Crap, in collaboration with his good friend DJ Travis “Blind Dog” Taylor, present a series of radio programmes that showcase specific artists. This series of one-hour radio shows will introduce you to superb music by great musicians that you may … Continue reading

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