Nikau Palms
Karamea Community
Development Coordinator
Rick Lucas, PO Box 101, Rhododendron Lodge, Karamea 7864
Phone: (03) 782 6707     (027) 616 6006
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A Community Website for Karamea

Submitted by Rick Lucas on Sun, 18/10/2009 - 6:48pm

I’ve spoken to a lot of people about a community website. Everyone I’ve shared it with has expressed enthusiasm. Yes, we already have a terrific website for tourism and holiday visitors to our region. We’ve had discussions with the Information & Resource Centre and have taken their advice to design a separate website. However, this new website initiative would be a complementary website, a Karamea Community web-site to service and inform Karameans living here as well as for others living outside the district. Many communities around New Zealand, Australia and the world have such websites. It is becoming a common, useful, beneficial service to rate-payers and residents.

The Karamea Community web-site would have local lifestyle information relevant to all Karamea ratepayers.   Some information headings being considered include:
-Community Description & History         -Groups, Clubs & Organisations Directory
-At a Glance (photos of community)         -Services & Businesses Directory
-Lifestyle Items                 -Community Projects and Initiatives
-Community Facilities & Activities         -Web-Links to:Info Centre site
-Civil Defence Information                     BDC site
-Public Transportation Options                 DWC site
-Census Information                         Fund-raising sites
-Calendar of Events                         KAS site
-Local Government                         Local Business sites

Community website guidelines are also being drafted so that provided information is helpful and accurate to community use and needs, that the privacy of individuals and groups are respected and that there is no material deemed inappropriate to social norms.

A community based website for the Karamea area is under development. A small working group has been established to develop the website. They will be asking the community for ideas, suggestions and feedback in the near future. In the meantime feel free to contact me with any questions. Here’s one of many community websites you can visit as an example:

NEXT KARAMEA MARKET DAY:   Labour Week-end Saturday, Oct. 24!  Get involved! Sell things!!

HELEN WILSON-Development West Coast:  In Karamea, Fri. Oct 23.  Contact her to book a time


Next week’s Karamea Community Radio interview will be with  TEX FRANKEN!.
We’ll be discussing Tex’s various and sundry adventures and exploits! Don’t miss it!

Thursday evening, Oct. 22,  7:30 PM,     107.5 FM.    Tune in!!


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