Category Archives: Tramping

Auckland Lad Attempts 1st Lap of N.Z. Coast on Foot

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray     On day 173 of his epic attempt to walk the coastline of New Zealand, intrepid 19-year old traveller Brando Yelavich arrived at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in Karamea at … Continue reading

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DOC Plans Unprecedented 1080 Operation in Kahurangi National Park

The following letter was sent out to residents of the Northern Buller district regarding proposed resource consent application by the “Department of Conservation” to permit the government body to aerially poison 113, 699 hectares of the Kahurangi National Park. The … Continue reading

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Japanese TV Show Features LivinginPeace Project

The Japanese TV Programme “Sekkai no Hate no Nihon Gin” (“Japanese at the Ends of the World”) heard about Sanae Murray, the wife of LivinginPeace Project Founder Paul Murray and came to Karamea at the top of the West Coast … Continue reading

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LivinginPeace Project Holiday Vouchers

Frances Tordoff came to stay at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in the summer of 2012 on the recommendation of her daughter Bekki, who had previously worked at Rongo as a Wwoofer (Willing Worker on Organic Farm) several times since the … Continue reading

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Karamea Radio 107.5 FM Interviews with the Rongolians

DJ Stephanie Owens interviews the Rongo wwoofing team (The Rongolians) live on Karamea Radio 107.5 FM on December 17, 2012. The Rongolians candidly discuss their respective lives, passions, travel experiences, sexual persuasions, gender and personal philosophies. Karamea Radio is broadcast … Continue reading

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A Bit of Humour: Amusing E-mail Exchange with Transport Client

Subject: Transport from Karamea-Westport 27 January   Hi   I am looking for transport from Karamea to Westport on Sunday 27th of January 2012- we are a party of 2 who will have been staying at Rongo Backpackers after having finished the … Continue reading

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World Famous Rongo Heaphy & Pot-Luck Feasts

Off the Top of my Head: By Paul Murray   One of the main objectives of the LivinginPeace Project is to provide all our people and our guests with meals made from freshly harvested, locally grown, organic, healthy, nutritious and … Continue reading

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Heaphy Hut/Lewis River Bridge Construction Progress Report

Construction is underway on the new ‘super-bridge’ that will replace the two swing bridges at the Heaphy-Lewis River confluence. July flooding washed away the bridge across the Lewis River and it was eventually recovered near the Heaphy River mouth. The … Continue reading

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Have You Been to Rongolia Yet?

This is a blog post from a few years ago…only the names have been changed to protect the guilty….   So much has happened since my last post that I don’t know where to begin. My circumstances have changed. My … Continue reading

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Rongo: The First Eight Years…What a TRIP!!

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/43794123″>Rongo: The First Eight Years: What a TRIP!</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user11925474″>Paul Murray</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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