Tag Archives: Tourism

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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Is Indiscriminate 1080 Poison Use Causing a Rat Plague in NZ?

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray   The New Zealand Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright was invited to address the Nelson Science Society on August 19, 2014 at the Old St James Church on the subject of … Continue reading

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Hard Road Leads to Nice Cuppa Tea Atop Mt Hua Shan

Monday, January 6, 2014 This may be the scariest trail in the world….. We hope you’re not afraid of heights, because this even made our palms sweat. What you see below is a mountain in China called Mt. Hua Shan. … 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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Wild Wild West Coast Towns

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   Karamea Way up north as far as you can drive; you’ll arrive at the warmest, driest place on the wonderful West Coast. Karamea has a great climate year round and … Continue reading

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There’s More to the West Coast than Dairy

The Press August 21, 2008
 Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray   The use of sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) by the Animal Health Board (AHB) on the West Coast is indeed a contentious and emotive issue and one … Continue reading

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