Category Archives: Nature

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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Scottish Artist Andy Goldsworthy Enhances Nature

Scottish sculptor Andy Goldsworthy creates transitory works of art by arranging leaves, sticks, rocks or anything else he can find. “When I make something, in a field or street, it may vanish but it’s part of the history of those … Continue reading

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Italian Director Denied Entry to Complete Karamea Doco

  By Aimee van der Weyden Friday Mar 4, 2016 The foreign director of a documentary film about Karamea is unable to return to finish filming because he was deported at Auckland Airport. Marco Gianstefani from Milan, Italy, spent two … 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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Bye Bye Fluffy

Python Devours Children’s Pet Piglet Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray Sometime in the dark of night on November 11, 2015 a young carpet python slithered silently into the home of Lilly and Fluffy Thompson, wound its … Continue reading

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DOC Workhorse Barry Chalmers Hangs up Saddle

 By Paul Murray for KEEP   Department of Conservation (DOC) staff from Westport and Karamea Estuary Enhancement Project (KEEP) members met on March 16 for a working bee at the Karamea Estuary to celebrate the retirement of long-serving DOC employee and … 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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