Category Archives: Rongo Backpackers & Gallery

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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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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Rongolians Reunite to Remember Jamie Tillett

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray A small gathering of friends assembled at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand to remember our friend Jamie Tillett, who … 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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LED Technician Pete Jenkins Lights up Rongolia

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand has just reduced its lighting power consumption by over 85% by … Continue reading

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Nuphoria Radio Shows by DJ Marcellus Nealy: Exploring the Art & Science of the Groove

The Nuphoria Radio show is recorded in Tokyo, Japan by DJ Marcellus Nealy exclusively for Karamea Radio 107.5 FM, a small community radio station at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in the township of Karamea at the top of the West … Continue reading

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Posted in Blues, Funk, Groove, Japan, Jazz, Karamea Radio 107.5 FM, LivinginPeace Project, Marcellus Nealy, New Zealand, Nuphoria, Radio Shows, Rongo Backpackers & Gallery, Soul, South Island, Tokyo, West Coast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment