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.

December 30, 2019

It was very pleasing to read that Rod has been awarded the Queen's Services Medal. Rod's achievements are summarised in this Northern /Advocate article.

I cannot say that Rod has dedicated his retired years to these multiple projects as you simply cannot define what Rod does as retirement. Most people in paid employment would not clock up the hours that Rod does. The multiple projects that he has been the drivin...

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...

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...

June 9, 2019

After a few blustery and chilly days, the weather came to the party as did 50 enthusiastic volunteers of all ages for the public planting day on land recently cleared of weeds, at the top of Sammaree Reserve. 

After a briefing by Rod Brown on the wider Wairoa Stream projects, Rod lead the team of planters through the plantings that have taken place since 2013.

The good turnout meant that the plants...

May 2, 2019

Last Monday the Friends of the Wairoa Stream carried out the first plantings of the short 2019 planting-window that runs from late autumn through to mid winter. The team managed to plant around 250 young native trees and shrubs on the difficult terrain above the Te Wairere waterfall. 

This was just the latest instalment of the ongoing community effort that is now in its 7th year. The Wairoa S...

December 22, 2018

Rotary Kerikeri has finished and named the latest bridge across the Wairoa Stream. 

The Bridge allows those walking the Wairoa Stream track to extend their walk by, by; crossing the Cobham Road bridge. Once across that bridge, cross Cobham Road and continue 'upstream' along the well formed track that takes you through Sammaree Reserve which borders Placemakers. At the end of the Reserve you will find the Rod Bro...

November 9, 2018

We were delighted to learn that the Tradescantia Terminator team at Kerikeri High School have won national recognition for their efforts.

The team were invited to compete in the senior division at the national finals of the Community Problem Solving (CmPS) competition.  They recently traveled to Auckland for a weekend of fun, challenge and creativity. And, lots of serious competition.

The team had 2 ho...

November 6, 2018

What each of us do today affects the future that our children and grandchildren will inherit. 

The graphic to the right displays the potential impact that today's inaction on mitigating the impact of climate change could have on the generations that are already living today. 

The concept of a Carbon Neutral Kerikeri was first floated at the 2017 Vision Kerikeri AGM. In the interim 15 months a team of enthusi...

October 30, 2018

David Clendon, the new Chair of Vision Kerikeri, has a relationship with the town that began long before he and his partner Lindis moved here full-time in 2012.  

“After years of holidaying in Kerikeri we wondered why we kept going back to Auckland,” he says.  “Then suddenly we realised we didn’t have to.  So we bought a house and a patch of land and we’ve been here ever since.”

David was an MP for...

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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...