Category Archives: Social Commentary

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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Man-Bear Possum Terrifies Kahurangi NP People

DOC Uses Mutant Possum Threat to Justify Massive Aerial Poison Blitz Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray The mystery of the New Zealand Government’s persistence with aerial baiting of vast regions of the “Clean-Green/100%Pure” country with 1080 poison was revealed yesterday by … Continue reading

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Co.Starters Pitch Business Ideas @ EPIC Celebration Night

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray The 16 participants in the inaugural Co.Starters programme from Ross to Karamea on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand came together with programme sponsors, facilitators and invited … Continue reading

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Big Fan of Ho Fan’s Photography

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Teenage photographer, Ho Fan arrived in Hong Kong from Shanghai in 1949. He turned his shape eye and lens to the bustling streets of the then English-administered Chinese city to capture the … Continue reading

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Photographic Tribute to “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali

Of the Top of My Head  By Paul Murray Farewell Champ, you inspired me not only as a boxer, but as a sportsman, statesman, showman, and a Man. You taught me about life, morality, equity among people, dignity, self-respect, confidence, … 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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