July 7, 2020

The Friends of Wairoa Stream volunteers have been busy spraying and clearing jasmine from the track extension that will run parallel to Placemakers and along the banks of a tributary of the Wairoa Stream. This is the second stage of the extension detailed in this article. Over the last couple of working bees the track extension has been largely completed and around 630 square metres is now ready for the plantin...

June 24, 2020

The onset of winter does not see any let-up in the activity along the stream banks with the focus moving to planting and, this year, the commencement of constructions of stage 2 of the track extension beyond the Sammaree Reserve bridge.


Kerikeri High School undertook weeding and planting of 75 native plants on a site by the old swimming hole, downstream from the Jim and May Brodie Bridge. 20 students att...

April 23, 2020

Stage 2 of a track linking the main Wairoa Stream track to Kerikeri township may now start as soon as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Stages 2 and 3 of the track along the tributary bank are on private land and are only possible by the generosity of the land owners Dave and Avril Warren who have very kindly granted an easement.  Stage 1 of 70 metres was planted and opened last year. Stage 4 is along the Mill...

April 23, 2020

There has been much misinformation on social media regarding the Domain, we thought it would be good to give an update and try and give clarity where we can. 

We congratulate the Community board and in particular Rachel Smith on the thorough community engagement and consultation process. Our overall experience was positive and we believe the community and stakeholders have been heard and well represented in the...

April 23, 2020

We can’t do without it. This years drought has certainly reinforced that. 

FNDC has received significant support from central government for temporary supplies, but the cost to ratepayers will still run into several millions of dollars. The drought has been a cost to many individuals and families at $300 per water tanker in Kerikeri District, and waits of four weeks have been reported.

Vision Kerikeri has submitt...

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 var...

April 6, 2020

While parts of New Zealand have been flooded, water is getting very scarce in Northland. Council is requesting everyone to reduce their usage to avoid running out completely.  It’s a clear message to value our water resources.  

 River flows in February were well below normal - Kerikeri river

Vision Kerikeri has been submitting repeatedly to Council to make the installation of rainwater tanks manda...

April 2, 2020

Many in the Far North enjoy walking for exercise or pleasure, and public walking tracks along rivers are proving especially popular. In Kerikeri, for example, a new walkway on Wairoa Stream attracts many people daily, while recently-restored reserves at Peacock Garden and Reinga Road support access to waterways. Local volunteers created these walkways, removing rubbish, weeding, planting native trees and turnin...

March 25, 2020

On March 10th more than 20 Guides, Brownies and Pippins under their leader Barbara Roberts went weed busting along the Wairoa Stream boundary with Inlet Estate.

They made short work of hundreds of brush wattle, gorse, taiwan cherry and tobacco weed seedlings leaving it almost as weed free as a cricket pitch which really impressed the Friends of Wairoa Stream who hadn't had the resources to deal to this area.


February 14, 2020

The FNDC have released details around the demolition of the pavillion in its press prelease of the 13 February.

Work has already commenced (picture taken Friday, 14 February) with the pavillion now fenced off. The demolition of the building and restoration of the site is expected to take until the end of April.

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A working bee is held on the first and third Monday of every month from 0830 to 1130.


A public planting is usually held in June of each year - details will be posted closer to the date.

If you are interested in either of these please contact Rod Brown

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