July 25, 2020

So where is that . . . Sweet Spot?

Somewhere between big business economies of scale and localism? I know it exists, but how do we at a community and local government level find a way to determine the most efficient way to work together for the greater good?

There is much research that indicates polycentric systems of governance and resource management achieve greater levels of efficiency. By nature they are mor...

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...

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.

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...

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 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...

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