Tag Archives: South Island

Business Opportunity Knocks in Paradise

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray  In the Spring of 2006, German traveller Lena Fischbach happened across a remote Marlborough Sounds lodge, met Kiwi journeyman Mike MacMillan and ended up with two kids living in Karamea at the … Continue reading

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Posted in Business, Children, Community, Economics, Environment, Heaphy Track, Kahurangi National Park, Karamea, Marriage, Money, Mountain Biking, Nature, New Zealand, Oparara Basin, Oparara Valley Track, Paul Murray, South Island, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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Karamea Community Hui Draws BIG Crowd

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Seventy-five positive people from all walks of Karamea and Little Wanganui life spent a sunny Saturday afternoon at the Last Resort on August 12 learning more about the Community-Led Development Programme … 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

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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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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Posted in 1080, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC, Environment, Funny, Heaphy Track, Hilarious, Humor, Humour, Kahurangi National Park, Karamea, LivinginPeace Project, New Zealand, Parody, Paul Murray, Photography, Politics, Satire, Social Commentary, South Island, Uncategorized, West Coast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments