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 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...

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...

August 25, 2018

Rod delivered his 14th and final Chairpersons report at a packed St John Hall on Saturday. He highlighted the activity over the year which ranged from ongoing support for the work on the Wairoa Stream to the more challenging issues that Kerikeri is facing as a result of strong population growth and a lack of planning. He also reminded the audience of the proposed eight story building that was the genesis of Vis...

We are all aware of the increasingly alarming climate outlook for our planet. The action required to slow, halt or even reverse the current trends is something that we can and need to start taking personal responsibility for. Unfortunately, our individual efforts can seem insignificant. As top-down energy policy has been rather weak: a bottom-up approach is needed.

Vision Kerikeri Chairman Rod Brown believes tha...

February 17, 2018

Electric vehicle (EV) owners now have a fast charging station available here in Kerikeri. Located behind the John Butler Centre it is the second fast charger (the other is in Kawakawa) and is part of a fast charging network for the Far North that will allow even low range EVs to drive to Cape Reinga and back.



February 4, 2018

It was great to read the announcement by Kerikeri Retirement Village that they have decided to introduce a fleet of electric vehicles (EVs). This is even more exciting (and a boost) given Vision Kerikeri's (VKK) current efforts to encourage the establishment of a carbon neutral movement in the town. VKK congratulates the retirement villages for it's forward thinking and its move that will hopefully lead to the...

October 21, 2017

The 10th Australia – New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference held in Auckland on 10 & 11 October was attended by our Deputy Chairperson (Rolf) and Treasurer (Inge). They took the opportunity, during discussions with other delegates to outline the concept of a Carbon Neutral Kerikeri which was received with keen interest.    

At the conclusion of the conference, delegates called for a...

September 21, 2017

We were pleased to see the recent announcement by The Northland Regional Council (NRC) regarding its growing fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles. The 10-strong fleet is believed to be among the largest of any local authority nationally.

Regional councillor Justin Blaikie says the council currently has seven full electric vehicles (EV) and three plug in hybrid electric vehicles (PEHV). It also has a raft o...

September 17, 2017

A group of pupils from the Kerikeri Primary School planted nearly 100 native plants along side the Wairoa Stream on Friday, 15 September.

The planting site is roughly half way along the new walking track between the Pa Road footbridge and Cobham Road.

The site had been a tangle of blackberries and gorse before being cleared by Friends of the Wairoa Stream over recent weeks.

The planters, some as young as five, wal...

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