Category Archives: South Island

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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Singapore Airlines Article on Karamea/Nelson/Collingwood

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Posted in Collingwood, Environment, Heaphy Track, Kahurangi National Park, Karamea, LivinginPeace Project, Nature, Nelson, New Zealand, Oparara, Oparara Basin, Oparara Valley Track, Photography, Rongo, Rongo Backpackers & Gallery, South Island, Sustainability, Travel, West Coast | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

GOAL for Karamea Community!!

Knock, Knock…Who’s there? Opportunity… …Opportunity Who? Opportunity to make our region FABULOUS!   Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray When opportunity knocks, you open the door right? Well, the Karamea community has a golden opportunity ringing its … Continue reading

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Burning Woman Throws Baby

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray When a large macrocarpa tree blew down in front of his house in a storm, Granity artist and bon vivant Peter Whitaker saw it as a sign, “It was like a … Continue reading

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Karamea Food-Branding Initiative Gathers Momentum

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Buller Community Development Facilitator Peter Howard recently presented information at the Karamea Bowling Club about a proposal to establish a “social enterprise” in Karamea to bolster the local economy, create employment and … Continue reading

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