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Karamean Foodies Visit Tasman Artisans On Quest for Gastronomic Enlightenment

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray A group of eight Karameans travelled to the Tasman region on September 26 and 27, 2018,  to visit artisan food processing and production facilities in Nelson and Upper Moutere with the … 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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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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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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Scottish Artist Andy Goldsworthy Enhances Nature

Scottish sculptor Andy Goldsworthy creates transitory works of art by arranging leaves, sticks, rocks or anything else he can find. “When I make something, in a field or street, it may vanish but it’s part of the history of those … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Fluffy

Python Devours Children’s Pet Piglet Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray Sometime in the dark of night on November 11, 2015 a young carpet python slithered silently into the home of Lilly and Fluffy Thompson, wound its … Continue reading

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