KCI had its beginnings in 2007 after the Buller District Council required the Karamea community to come up with project ideas under the Vision 2010 initiative which had been launched by the Council in 2005. In 2007 a community group was formed under the oversight of Karamea Community Business Ltd (KCBL no longer exists) with the objective of producing a community profile to get a better understanding of the needs of the community. That project was coordinated by Kathleen Gavigan and Clive Hellyar and the 2007 Karamea Community Profile was published in March 2008. A copy of the Profile is available on this website.
The Profile was used to obtain funding from the Department of Internal Affairs which enabled the employment of a Community Development Coordinator Rick Lucas, for a three year period from April 2009 through April 2012. The development of this website was one of Rick’s initiatives.
In 2014 a new community consultation group was formed with the objective of carrying out an extensive community consultation process in order that a project or projects which reflected the wishes of the community could be identified as a candidate for Council funding. This was carried out in 2014 and as a result the document “An Urban Design for Karamea – A Town and Country Plan for our Community” was published.
As part of a funding application to the Council another document – “Concept Plan for Stage 1” was produced and made available to the community for comment. That concept plan, which did not contain final proposals is still under consideration as at the writing of this text (May 2016). Both of these documents are available below.
An Urban Design for Karamea – A Town and Country Plan for our Community
In order to enable further funding applications to be made the consultation group (which was not formally incorporated) was disestablished and a new incorporated society – Karamea Community Incorporated was registered in April 2016 (the Certificate of Incorporation and minutes of the meeting held on 19 April 2016 to enable registration are also available on this website.
KCI has been formed to provide a forum for all members of the Karamea community and we would very much like to have you on board as a member.
Any media enquiries should be directed to the Chairman Peter Moynihan 03 7826865 or moyni6xtra [dot] co [dot] nz
Any membership or general enquiries should be directed to KCIKaramea [dot] org [dot] nz or you may contact the Secretary Brian Corner in person at the Karamea Information & Resource Centre (Fri--Mon only).
Chair: Peter Moynihan
Secretary: Brian Corner
Treasurer: Rosalie Sampson
Coordinator: Clive Hellyar
Committee Members: Raramai Adcock, Brian Jones, Sylvia Raikes, Paul Murray, Kathleen Gavigan
|KCI Meeting - 26 June 2017||6th July 2017|
|KCI Meeting - 10 April 2017||10th April 2017|
|KCI Meeting - 16 January 2017||17th January 2017|
|Letter to the Market Cross Community Building Committee||28th November 2016|
|KCI Meeting - 14 November 2016||14th November 2016|
|KCI Meeting - 17 October 2016||17th October 2016|
|Karamea Community Incorporated (KCI) Update - 20 Sep. 2016||20th September 2016|
|KCI Meeting - 14 September 2016||14th September 2016|
|KCI Meeting - 9 August 2016||5th August 2016|
|KCI Meeting - 12 July 2016||9th July 2016|
|KCI Meeting - 7 June 2016||1st June 2016|
|Karamea Community Incorporated (KCI) Update - 16 May 2016||16th May 2016|
|KCI Meeting - 4 May 2016||8th May 2016|
|KCI - Public Meeting - 19 April 2016||28th March 2016|
|Karamea Urban Design - Stage 1 DRAFT Plan||26th February 2016|
|Community Consultation Closed||22nd October 2014|
|Community Consultation Seeking Feedback||5th September 2014|
|Launch of Community Consultation||29th August 2014|
|Community Consultation Group Formed||7th July 2014|