Category Archives: Efficiency

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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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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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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Karamea Community Grows by Four

Hello everyone, my name is Vinnie. I’m originally from the Kapati Coast, but I have lived on the West Coast for many years working as a chef in local cafes like Drifter’s Café in Granity from 2002 onwards and The … Continue reading

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LED Technician Pete Jenkins Lights up Rongolia

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand has just reduced its lighting power consumption by over 85% by … Continue reading

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A Dystopian Future: Open Letter to Fellow Environmentalists

Excellent Rant on Environment/Industrialisation/Sustainability & Clean Energy This open letter was written by a member of Deep Green Resistance Colorado, and was influenced and informed by Deep Green Resistance and the work of Paul Kingsnorth, Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, Aric McBay, and … Continue reading

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