September 10, 2019

Vision Kerikeri has for many years been promoting the benefits of a a main street that is prioritised for the pedestrian rather than the car. 

I walk through the CBD several times a week and often take time out to enjoy a coffee street side. The major detraction from both experiences is the traffic volume which generates considerable noise and vehicle fumes. The danger of crossing the street is somewhat mitigate...

November 23, 2016

This evening Vision Kerikeri Chaiman, Rod Brown, presented an overview of the issues that are critical to maintaining and enhancing the charm of Kerikeri.

A copy of Rod's presentation can be downloaded / viewed at the link below and, if you are interested in reviewing the Kerikeri / Waipapa Structure plan that Rod regularly referred to in his presentation, there is also a link to the Plan on the FNDC web site.


November 8, 2016

More charm or growing disarray? What do we as residents want for the ongoing development of Kerikeri?

Vision Kerikeri is holding a public meeting this month to help to inspire positive planning outcomes for our great little town. Some of the topics we will focus on are:

  • Should we have a more pedestrian friendly main street?

  • Are you concerned that Kerikeri Rd could look like Mill Lane?

  • Does good urba...

March 6, 2016

 Kerikeri enjoys an enviable climate, location and affordable lifestyle and these attributes are the primary driver for ongoing population growth for the town. In order to manage that growth we need to have planning and infrastructure in place. 


We saw rapid expansion in the first half of the last decade and were unprepared for it from a planning perspective. Development has been ad-hoc with little regard to r...

February 18, 2016

If you Google "liveability" you will see a number of results that link to stories that rank the World's most liveable cities.


One result that attracted my interest related to liveability in Portland in Oregan. In fact it was on a web site that was focussed on a vision for Portland.


That liveability page on was interesting because it summarised the results of interactions with Portlanders (I assume...

February 9, 2016

In other articles we have talked about the growing population growth pressures for Kerikeri and the need for controlled development in order to maintain the liveability of the town.


The urban "sprawl" around Kerikeri cannot conitnue unchecked and, in reality, a large dwelling on larger sections is not necessarily the housing option for all. For one or two person households, a smaller townhouse offers attraction...

January 3, 2016

In the Annual Plan consultation in 2015 the Council sought to get community feedback on a wide range of topics.Vision Kerikeri (VKK) commend the Council for seeking to get public feedback.


With regard to Kerikeri sewerage, 3 options were presented:

  • Build a new Kerikeri treatment plant next to the current plant in Shepherd Road and upgrade the Paihia treatment plant (Option 1a)

  • Upgrade the Paihia plant a...

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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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