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...

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...

August 19, 2017

During his address to a well attended AGM, Vision Kerikeri Chairman Rod Brown outlined this aspirational goal as one of the actions that Vision Kerikeri has on it's to-do list for 2017. Rod indicated that such a project was beyond the resources of Vision Kerikeri alone and he was seeking interest from others who felt that, by making whatever contribution we can to reduce our personal and community carbon footpr...

April 7, 2017

One of the objectives of the recent address by Professor James Renwick was to raise awareness of the proposed entrance way sculpture into Kerikeri, Waipapa and the surrounding Bay of Islands which Te Runanga o Ngati Rehia have invited local Kerikeri sculptor Chris Booth to design.

The sculpture named Te Haa o Te Ao (The Breath of the World) is aimed at raising awareness in locals and visitors about the greatest...

March 12, 2017

More than 90 people braved the elements last Thursday to hear Professor James Renwick's address on climate change.

His talk was wide-ranging and stimulated  numerous questions. from the floor. He discussed all the basic science and past trends and then discussed future scenarios and explained why not exceeding a world average temperature of 2 degrees C since industrialisation about 250 years ago, and ideally 1.5...

October 15, 2016

I attended  this year's EDS Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference, with Inge Bremer, as VKK delegates (at our own expense).

The overall message at the conference was: that the times of debating the existence of Climate Change and its effects are clearly over.  The risks and opportunities are recognized and starting to be tackled.  Yet, speed is of essence for planning, adaptation, transfor...

August 30, 2016

I spotted this article on Slate Magazine. It is an American article but applies equally here in New Zealand. We need to be able to see it happening day to day; climate change is just too slow.

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A working bee is held on the first and third Monday of every month from 0830 to 1130.

 

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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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