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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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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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Antidisestablishmentarianism

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Letter to the Editor: Westport News February 3, 2016 Dear Sir/Madam, The small rural community of Karamea at the top of the West Coast is rightfully up in arms over a … 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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DOC Plans Unprecedented 1080 Operation in Kahurangi National Park

The following letter was sent out to residents of the Northern Buller district regarding proposed resource consent application by the “Department of Conservation” to permit the government body to aerially poison 113, 699 hectares of the Kahurangi National Park. The … Continue reading

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