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 29, 2017

Following his recent address to the Vision Kerikeri AGM, Kennedy Warne talked about the Wairoa Stream Projects during his weekly slot on National Radio, "off the beaten track", with Kathryn Ryan. 

You can listen to the the audio of the program via the link below.

He talks about Kerikeri around 04:40 into the discussion.

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...

July 2, 2017

Sunday, 16 July. Mark it in your diary as the day you can grab your spade and plant some trees along the Wairoa Stream.

Location: 300metres upstream from the Cobham Road Bridge. Follow the formed track.

Parking: In car park by the bridge

Bring: Sharp spade and wear boots or gumboots

Dig-off: 9am

Postponement: If the weather does not oblige we will post a notice on www.visionkerikeri.org around 8:00am on 16 July....

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.

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...

August 8, 2016

Spotted on The Guardian recently; an interesting article on a new woodland in the Midlands that is is proving that large-scale tree planting is not just good value for money, but can also have immense social, economic and ecological benefits. Read the full article...

June 1, 2016


These maps can be viewed on the Northland Regional Councils website and are the result of a  three-year review designed to ensure better long-term local authority planning for up to 13,000 potentially affected properties in erosion and/or flood-prone Northland coastal areas which is nearing completion.


The review began in 2013 and aims to update existing Northland Regional Council coastal hazard zones, most of...

May 12, 2016

Vision Kerikeri is excited to be sponsoring a talk by retired marine scientist, John Booth on Seven centuries of human-induced change in marine life of the Bay of Islands. See venue details below.


Human settlement of the Bay of Islands, beginning perhaps as early as 1300, wrought huge change in the local marine ecology.


Despite numbers being modest, early pre-contact human presence in the Bay of Islands did res...

May 10, 2016


A roadshow through the North this month will promote a Bill to ban bee-killing neonicotinoids and the use of Round Up in public parks.

Green MP Steffan Browning will speak in four Northland centres to promote his Bill to get glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup out of parks.

“There are many toxic effects and yet glyphosate is still used in streets, schools and parks where our children play,” he says.


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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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