November 21, 2019

It is with regret that the Vision Kerikeri (VKK) committee has accepted David Clendon’s resignation from Chair and Committee-membership. David resigned in order to avoid any potential conflicts of interest, following his election as a councillor to the Far North District Council. On behalf of VKK we offer David our proud congratulations and thank him for his contributions.   

At the following meeting, commi...

October 24, 2019

In 2017 Vision Kerikeri (VKK) wrote to the Far North District Council suggesting that the speed limit on Kapiro Road needed to be reduced. The reasoning is outlined in this article by Rod Brown published on this site in July 2017. A VKK representative met with Council representatives in August 2017 and resolved to follow up with a public meeting on the issue. However, there was no further response from Council...

October 1, 2019

Thanks to a great effort by The Friends of the Wairoa Stream, a challenging section of riverside track has been dealt with.

The team have built a boardwalk, in just over a day, across the rocky section of track upstream from the top of the Te Wairere waterfall.

Well done guys!

September 10, 2019

Vision Kerikeri has for many years been promoting the benefits of a a main street that is prioritised for the pedestrian rather than the car. 

I walk through the CBD several times a week and often take time out to enjoy a coffee street side. The major detraction from both experiences is the traffic volume which generates considerable noise and vehicle fumes. The danger of crossing the street is somewhat mitigate...

August 28, 2019

After several weather postponements Kerikeri Primary School were finally able to complete their 2019 planting along the Wairoa Stream bank.  

Four members of Friends of Wairoa Stream who were present as guides, were really impressed when the 15 students planted all 150 plants in only two hours and were looking around for more plants.

The objective of the students is to transform a patch of Blackberry, Tobac...

August 9, 2019

The unexpected announcement that completion of the Kerikeri wastewater project has been delayed for at least three months, and Council’s explanation for the delay, raises several questions.

According to an information page on the FNDC website, updated on July 4th this year, the project should “be fully operational by Christmas 2019” 

In the July newsletter sent out to ratepayers along with rates demands, it was s...

August 9, 2019

There has been a burst of media releases from the Far North District Council over the last few days starting with an announcement that the new Kerikeri Sewage System has been delayed until July 2020. No doubt this will not please those who have built in anticipation of connecting earlier.

On Friday there were two further releases related to the adoption of the Kerikeri Domain Management Plan. This release outlin...

July 31, 2019

The 2019 Vision Kerikeri (VKK) AGM was held on Saturday, 27 July at the Cornerstone Church. 

Rod Brown started proceedings with a tribute to the late Ron Grant, one of the founding committee members who was pivotal in the battle to stop the construction of a high rise building in the town back in 2004.

 Rod Brown delivers a tribute to the late Ron Grant

The formal proceedings for the afternoon were led by Chair, D...

July 30, 2019

If you regularly drive or walk along Kerikeri Road heading towards the Heritage Bypass, you will have probably noticed real estate signs (image above) advertising the tender of what has been know as the 'Bing Property'. The tender closes on 31 October 2019.

What you may not be aware of, is that this forested property that provides a distinctive backdrop to the landscape of the town and has done so for about 90 y...

July 12, 2019

Bill McKay presented this address, at our AGM, titled "BETTER WAYS OF HOUSING OURSELVES - THE OPPORTUNITY FOR CO-HOUSING. 

Bill is an author, historian and lecturer at the University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning. He has a regular commentary spot on Radio New Zealand’s Nine To Noon current affairs show discussing urban issues and housing, as well as being a frequent contributor to the

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April 22, 2020

Projects the likes of Te Hononga, which creates a community hub and town square in Kawakawa are close to completion and a Kaitaia Town Centre Revitalisation project has been put forward as part of a funding application for spade ready projects under Crown Infrastructure Funding as part of our governments economic recovery plan. FNDC’s application seeks investment upward of $300 million dollars spread over a variety of projects...

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