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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 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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Karamea Co.Starters Set World Record

Off the Top of My Head  By Paul Murray  The remote rural town of Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand apparently set a world record Monday night by being the smallest … 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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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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PermaBlitz by Elise Burkevics: Ten Days from Jungle to Garden

Photo blog of permaculture garden design at the LivingInPeace Project in Karamea New Zealand by Elise Burkevics. Continue reading

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Posted in Elise Burkevics, Environment, Environmentally Responsible Business, Gardening, Karamea, Kyla McLachlan, LivinginPeace Project, New Zealand, Paul Murray, PDC, PermaBlitz, Permaculture, Rongo Backpackers & Gallery, South Island, Sustainablity, West Coast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments