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...

November 17, 2017

Vision Kerikeri member Bob Bingham has recently created and launched a website promoting the numerous walking tracks and waterfalls that are all within walking distance of the Kerikeri CBD.

Bob is part of the Friends of Wairoa Stream volunteer group who have played a big part in providing track access to the long forgotten Te Wairere Waterfall and, during his regular daily walks around the town, he was surprised...

April 5, 2017

After four years of planning, discussion and action the new track from Pa Road bridge to Te Wairere Waterfall on the Wairoa Stream was opened last Saturday and can now be accessed by the public as far as the waterfall.

This is a community project jointly managed by Vision Kerikeri and Rotary Kerikeri with the help of Friends of Wairoa Stream and supported by other community groups including the Men’s Shed and Sh...

October 18, 2016

A recent article on the Walking Access Commissions website deals with an issue that impacts on most of us, especially here in the Kerikeri area where tourism is growing part of our economic mix.

The article refers to several of high profile projects underway around NZ but we can see projects underway in our area that involve the  more costly retro-fitting of access to infrastructure developments completed in the


August 17, 2016

The theme for the 2016 conference was Wild Places.  Our mountains, rivers, lakes, forest and sea define us as

Kiwis but they have suffered under human occupation. Despite some conservation successes bio-diversity is in decline.

Tourism attracted by our natural image is now our biggest income earner. There were more than 3.3M tourists this year and 4.5M are projected by 2020. How can this be managed to avoid threa...

January 4, 2016

The climate we enjoy makes it an attractive destination for campervans and motorhomes roaming around our beautiful Far North.


While small vans without toilet facilities on board and ordinary campers with tents need the
facilities of camping grounds, fully equipped (and certified) vehicles can go for “Freedom Camping”.


New Zealand’s Freedom Camping Act 2011 permits freedom camping in any local authority area unl...

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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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