Category Archives: Community

From Little Things, BIG Things Come…

Karamea Co.Starters Graduate with BIG Plans for Business Success Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray In the small rural enclave of Karamea in a community ravaged by COVID, seven local entrepreneurial ladies graduated from a 10-week Co.Starters … Continue reading

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Fromagère Di Anderson Says, “Say “Cheese” Karamea.” 

Off the Top of My Head  By Paul Murray  After 52 years of “running around after other people,” Dianne Anderson said, “Right… It’s my turn now; I want a cheese room,” and, just like that, she started a new career … Continue reading

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Fine Art Exhibition Pops Up In Market Cross 

By Sanae Murray (Karamea Pop-Up Gallery Curator) The Pop-up Gallery exhibition at the old Karamea Hardware building was held on March 25, 26 and 27 and opened with live music performances by “The Scissors” Steve Miller, Seth Doherty, Dave Guppy, … Continue reading

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Karamea Property Report 2019

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray After almost two years as a land agent here in Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, I have learnt a lot about … Continue reading

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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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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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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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