Category Archives: Rongo

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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HELP…the “Karamea” Movie Needs You!

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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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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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LivinginPeace Project: Working Towards Sustainability

(From Accommodation Industry News http://www.accomnews.co.nz) Karamea Farm Baches and Rongo Backpackers & Gallery enjoy what is probably one of the   most isolated and peaceful settings of any accommodation facilities in New Zealand, with the location underpinning the owners’ philosophy and … Continue reading

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