Karamea Community Incorporated (KCI)

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Mission Statement and Objectives

  • To undertake activities that enhance Karamea as an hospitable, safe, and productive community where members of the community can live, share, play, celebrate, prosper and welcome others.
  • To facilitate funding initiatives for projects that benefit the Karamea community in consultation with community members.
  • To coordinate activities that will enhance the prosperity and wellbeing of the Karamea community.
  • To encourage long term sustainable strategic planning in partnership with agencies in Karamea and elsewhere to obtain a focused balance between community, business, visitor and hospitality.
  • To encourage and support good environmental policies and practice in acknowledgment of the importance of the natural environment in our region.

Karamea Community Inc. Constitution

In August 2018 KCI were awarded charitable status (Registration numb​er CC56327).


Chair: Brian Jones
Secretary: Caroline Jones
Treasurer: Rosalie Sampson
Committee Members: Peter Moynihan, Peter Langford, David Guppy, Jacqui Dyer, Elizabeth Kerslake
Karamea Community Coordinator: Jessie Creedmore

Contact people

Any media enquiries should be directed to the Chairman Brian Jones 7826 704 cb.jones@farmside.co.nz

Community projects, events, community plan consultation: Community Coordinator Jessie Creedmore: karameacommunity@gmail.com

Any membership or general enquiries should be directed to ​KCI@Karamea.org.nz​ or you may contact the Secretary Caroline Jones 7826 704 ​cb.jones@farmside.co.nz

Membership of KCI

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. 

Find out more details about KCI Membership​.


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. Both of these documents are available below**.

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.

In August 2018 KCI were awarded charitable status (Registration numb​er CC56327).


The last 5 years to December 2022 - and looking ahead.

In 2017 KCI entered into a five year Community Led Development Partnership with Te Tari Taiwhenua | DIA with a fund pool of $1,749,447.12.  That partnership is complete and the funding was allocated - you can read about that funding and projects here. With that partnership and fund allocated, Karamea has 'had it's turn' with that programme and now KCI looks to review / revise the Karamea Community Plan and ascertain "what next" in terms of projects, community needs and possible funding channels. 

2023 Karamea Community Plan review questionnaire - have your say! 

*Certificate of Incorporation


**An Urban Design for Karamea – A Town and Country Plan for our Community

Meeting Agendas, Minutes & Community Updates

KCI Meeting Minutes May 2023 Tuesday, August 29, 2023 - 09:54
KCI Minutes April 2023 Friday, May 5, 2023 - 06:35
KCI Minutes March 2023 Friday, May 5, 2023 - 06:35
KCI Minutes February 2023 Friday, May 5, 2023 - 06:31
KCI Minutes December 2022 Friday, May 5, 2023 - 06:27
KCI Minutes November 2022 Friday, May 5, 2023 - 06:24
KCI Minutes October 2022 Friday, May 5, 2023 - 06:20
KCI Meeting Minutes September 2022 Friday, May 5, 2023 - 06:16
Karamea CLDP Participatory Evaluation Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 11:44
CLDP Funding Summary Friday, September 23, 2022 - 15:36
KCI meeting minutes August 2022 Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 09:39
CLDP meeting minutes August 2022 Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 09:38
KCI meeting minutes July 2022 Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 09:37
CLDP meeting minutes July 2022 Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 09:34
Karamea Community Plan 2022 Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 11:59