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...

November 24, 2019

Those of you who regularly walk the Wairoa Stream will be aware of the improvements to the track since it was opened in April 2017. In addition to the activity on the track, more than 13,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted in a number of areas running along the length of that track. 

Those plantings require a considerable amount of TLC, especially at this time of of the year when rampant spring gr...

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...

June 6, 2019

Many of you will be aware of the diminishing access to our surrounding coastline, primarily as a result of private land developments.

Taronui Recreation Reserve (see map) is one area that the public can still access. However, that access is very limited, being a 3.4km Crown owned conservation strip that can only be negotiated on foot. Without vehicle access, this beautiful area is inaccessible to many people lo...

July 31, 2017

Kennedy Warne who co-founded New Zealand Geographic in 1988 and was editor until 2004 will be this years guest speaker at our AGM. Kennedy will be speaking on "Tipping points, Carbon Challenges and Community Solutions".

He now writes for NZ Geographic and National Geographic and is heard fortnightly on Radio NZ’s national programme “Nine to Noon” in “Off the Beaten Track”.

Anyone is welcome to come along and hear...

December 16, 2016

2016 has certainly been a memorable year with a big dose of the unexpected being dished up in the form of; election and referendum results, resignations and, while not unexpected, the death of a number of notable celebrities. There has also been the ongoing steady march of the predictable, in some cases seemingly picking up momentum, e.g., climate change. All of these things point to 2017 being just as tumultuo...

December 8, 2016

In response to questions raised with regard to the conversion of streetlights to LED; the Council has advised that the Council does have a LED conversion programme. The first LED installations took place in 2012  and this conversion process is planned for completion by June 2018. The conversions are being helped by an NZTA subsidy.

November 23, 2016

This evening Vision Kerikeri Chaiman, Rod Brown, presented an overview of the issues that are critical to maintaining and enhancing the charm of Kerikeri.

A copy of Rod's presentation can be downloaded / viewed at the link below and, if you are interested in reviewing the Kerikeri / Waipapa Structure plan that Rod regularly referred to in his presentation, there is also a link to the Plan on the FNDC web site.


October 9, 2016

At the end of September the Economic Defence Society of NZ (EDS) released an 84 page report titled "Evaluating the environmental outcomes of the RMA".

The research commissioned by the EMA, New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development, Property Council New Zealand and conducted by the Environmental Defence Society (EDS), revealed that the environmental outcomes of the Resource Management Act (RMA) have not...

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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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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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