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Worldly Gentlemen Gather in Honour of the Big Man

Off ZZTop of my Head By Paul Murray A wide range gentlemen from all parts of the Earthisphere arrived at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery on a spectacular Karamea evening to celebrate the end of Master Brian “Big Man” Thomson’s bachelorhood. Yes Ladies, … Continue reading

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Kawatiri Sculptors Expose the Art in Rock and Wood

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray “Ogni blocco di pietra ha una statua dentro di sé ed è compito dello scultore scoprirla.” Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of … Continue reading

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HELP…the “Karamea” Movie Needs You!

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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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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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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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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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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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KEEP Keeps on Keeping On

Karamea Estuary Enhancement Project – KEEP Kaiawhina o te Wahapuu Karamea Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray for KEEP A productive morning by local volunteers working on the Karamea Estuary Enhancement Project (KEEP) on December 8, 2015 … Continue reading

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Aussie Artist Arwen Dyer Shoots Karamea

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray Australian creative artist and photographer Arwen Dyer came to Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand in July, 2015 as a resident artist at … Continue reading

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