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Karamea Featured on Japanese TV Show

Submitted by Paul Murray on Thu, 07/03/2013 - 11:40am

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 of the South Island of New Zealand in November 2012 to discover why she left Tokyo to live in Karamea.

The TV crew were here for five days and filmed the daily life of Sanae and her family and the happenings at their businesses Rongo Backpackers & Gallery, Karamea Farm Baches, Karamea Connections, Global Gypsy Gallery and the beautiful scenery and nature of Karamea.

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Welcome to the Buller District

Submitted by Margaret Macbeth on Fri, 02/11/2012 - 3:06pm

Flanking the Tasman Sea the Buller District extends from the famous Pancake Rocks & Blowholes at Punakaiki in the south, through Westport (the largest town in Buller) to Karamea and the Kahurangi National Park in the north. Inland to the east is the characterful pioneering gold mining town of Reefton. The lives of people here have been shaped by the heroic landscape, and our settlements still display plenty of pioneering spirit.

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Rongo TV: Got a Minute? Check this Out!!

Submitted by Paul Murray on Wed, 11/08/2010 - 8:24pm

Short video about Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in Karamea on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand...Where Every 4th Night is FREE!!
(Video by Robi and Mr G and featuring the Rongolians)

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Norma Burrowes Residency Response Photo-Animation

Submitted by Norma Burrowes on Sun, 01/08/2010 - 6:55am

This digital photo sequence animation was created by Norma Burrowes during her Artist-in-Residence stay in Karamea during the summer of 2010. The photos are all taken in Karamea and the sound track has been created uniquely for the piece by Karamea Sound Machine & friends - so the whole piece is 100% Karamea!

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Rongo TV: Discovering the Rongolians

Submitted by Paul Murray on Mon, 14/06/2010 - 1:00am

Canadian Steve Erwin (Byron) visits Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in Karamea on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand to seek out the kind and peaceful Rongolians in their natural habitat.
The video was filmed at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery and other locations around Karamea.
Video by Byron, Verity, Anna, Marie, Lewis and Laurent...the Rongolians.

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Rongo TV: Rongo 2010 Music Video

Submitted by Paul Murray on Fri, 04/06/2010 - 1:00am

Rongo Music Video 2010 By Sem, Jac, Fanny, Laurent, Falk, Johan, Fred, Anne, Lewis, Lena and Paul.
Edited by Peter Pan (Thanks Peter).
Filmed on location in Karamea on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand and at Rongo Backpackers.

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Donald Reid - Hitting On Me

Submitted by Paul Murray on Tue, 15/12/2009 - 12:00am

New Zealand music video shot of the beautiful West Coast of The South Island at Karamea with the assistance of all the people at Rongo Backpackers.

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JORDAN REYNE - The Proximity of Death

Submitted by Tin Foil Goil on Sat, 14/11/2009 - 7:06am

Jordan Reyne is an experimental musician from New Zealand, who operates across the electronic, folk noir, and industrial musical genres.

In November 2004, Jordan began a two month residence in Karamea funded by the New Zealand Department of Conservation. She used this time to work on songs inspired by the life of Susannah Hawes, one of New Zealands first pioneering women to be sent out to the Karamea settlement in 1874.

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Karamea Poetry Night 2009

Submitted by Paul Murray on Sat, 14/11/2009 - 6:31am

The poetry evening at Saracens was a popular KCAC initiated event that was first held in 2008. There was considerable interest in the event again this year and budding poets from the Karamea community and beyond came to read their poetry to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience.

The event was a huge success, the quality of the poetry was impressive and the evening’s entertainment was an excellent example of cooperation between the KCAC, the community and a commercial venue for mutual benefit.

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Rongo TV: Rongo Song 2009

Submitted by Paul Murray on Wed, 25/03/2009 - 12:00am

Made on a lazy day in Karamea by guestomers from all over the world. You can checkout any time you like, but you can NEVER leave!

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Zen & The Art of Hitchhiking

Submitted by gerar toye on Tue, 10/03/2009 - 9:12pm

Written & Directed by Gerar Toye

Monsanto employee Dick Sweeney goes to New Zealand to visit Lord of the rings locations but meets some gypsies that convince him to hitch hike.......which changes his life forever

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Rongo TV: Rongo by Chopper

Submitted by Paul Murray on Fri, 24/08/2007 - 1:00am

Aerial view video of Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in Karamea, New Zealand by Ed Davis.

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Rongo TV: Rongo Tour

Submitted by Paul Murray on Mon, 11/09/2006 - 1:00am

A virtual tour through Rongo, the best backpackers in New Zealand.

Rongo was formerly the Karamea maternity hospital. It has great double, twin and dorm rooms, full kitchen and laundry facilities, a gallery of local and international artworks, a fire bath, radio station, organic vegetable gardens, beautiful grounds, friendly people and great atmosphere.

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