Category Archives: Rongo Backpackers & Gallery

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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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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The History of the LivingInPeace Project

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray In 2002, while working as a journalist for The Daily Yomiuri in Japan, I was actively involved in the international peace movement that was protesting the planned unprovoked invasion of Iraq … Continue reading

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Worldly Gentlemen Gather in Honour of the Big Man

Off ZZTop of my Head By Paul Murray A wide range gentlemen from all parts of the Earthisphere arrived at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery on a spectacular Karamea evening to celebrate the end of Master Brian “Big Man” Thomson’s bachelorhood. Yes Ladies, … Continue reading

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HELP…the “Karamea” Movie Needs You!

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What’s Up DOC? (Batter the Birds)

Department of “Conservation” plan to blanket Kahurangi National Park with 1080 poison…… Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Not good news I’m afraid….more from me soon….   1 1 WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE? INTRODUCTION: … Continue reading

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Italian Director Denied Entry to Complete Karamea Doco

  By Aimee van der Weyden Friday Mar 4, 2016 The foreign director of a documentary film about Karamea is unable to return to finish filming because he was deported at Auckland Airport. Marco Gianstefani from Milan, Italy, spent two … Continue reading

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