Community Projects and Initiatives

There is heaps going on in our small town.

Links to details of various community groups in Karamea can be found in our website’s directory with some further info here:

  • Karamea Estuary Enhancement Project (KEEP) holds regular working bees and currently manages the Hokioi sculpture project
  • Winter School is an annual month-long series of workshops and talks in June organised by Karamea Arts Council lead by locals for locals in the spirit of sharing 
  • Oparara Reserve Project is a partnership between local community, DoC and Karamea Area School focussing on preserving a stand of native bush at the Reserve and re-wilding the surrounding wetland
  • Karamea Info and Resource Centre is the go to place for information on local attractions, walking conditions and for booking Cave Tours.
  • Abundance Share Karamea (ASK) hosts a weekly abundance share and a space for abundance to be shared for free
  • The Shed/ Shop - A social enterprise, where locals can sell their produce and crafts .
  • Clean Streams Karamea is a native nursery / riparian planting project
  • The Free shop at the Dump is a treasure trove of pre-loved items too good to chuck away.  Open Wed Fri Sun 9-1pm
  • Karamea Community Garden is under development next to the fire station on Waverley Street.

If you would like to add to this list get in touch