Category Archives: Buller District Council

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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Co.Starters Pitch Business Ideas @ EPIC Celebration Night

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray The 16 participants in the inaugural Co.Starters programme from Ross to Karamea on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand came together with programme sponsors, facilitators and invited … Continue reading

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What’s Up DOC? (Batter the Birds)

Department of “Conservation” plan to blanket Kahurangi National Park with 1080 poison…… Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Not good news I’m afraid….more from me soon….   1 1 WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE? INTRODUCTION: … Continue reading

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Karameans Rally to Protest Cop Shop Chop

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray A review of police services on the West Coast by N.Z. Police Superintendent Karyn Malthus recommended that the Karamea Police Station be “disestablished” and the police constable be relocated. This would … Continue reading

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Co.Starters Provides Opportunity for Buller Entrepreneurs

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray Buller REAP with the support of the Buller District Council (BDC) and Development West Coast (DWC) is providing people in Karamea and the Buller District with an opportunity to take their … Continue reading

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Karameans Urge OVT to Allow MTBers access to Oparara

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Oparara Valley Track: “Using our Past to Secure our Future” It’s great to see open public debate on the subject of the “Wangapeka Road” proposal and many good points have been … Continue reading

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Reverse Malthusian Trap Snares Rural Kiwis

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Karamea, West Coast, New Zealand: February 17, 2016 The New Zealand Minister for Economic Development the right honourable Ms Joyce Stevens announced today that given the success of recent regional austerity … Continue reading

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