October 15, 2017

The track has been extended beyond Te Wairere Waterfall and can now be walked from the St James public carpark (bottom of Kerikeri Rd) through to Cobham Road. Allow around 50 minutes for the walk. Some suggestions for combining it with other routes can be found at this link. The track is now sign posted from Cobham Road.

With the arrival of the winter conditions we found that sections of the track became quite s...

September 17, 2017

A group of pupils from the Kerikeri Primary School planted nearly 100 native plants along side the Wairoa Stream on Friday, 15 September.

The planting site is roughly half way along the new walking track between the Pa Road footbridge and Cobham Road.

The site had been a tangle of blackberries and gorse before being cleared by Friends of the Wairoa Stream over recent weeks.

The planters, some as young as five, wal...

September 10, 2017

Haydn Jones of TVNZ came along this week to see what Rod Brown and his volunteers have been up to. You can view the clip below.


July 17, 2017

Very agreeable weather encouraged around 40 volunteers out to plant the remaining area alongside Sammaree Reserve on Sunday (16 July). 

On Saturday a smaller team transported the plants from The Shadehouse and laid them out ready for the volunteers and their spades. This preparation work enable the Sunday planting to be completed well within the allocated three hours.

Sunday's planting completed four years o...

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...

February 4, 2017

The Te Wairere waterfall track project which is currently underway in Kerikeri, received a Ministerial visit on Friday afternoon (3 February) when the New Zealand Walking Access Commission hosted Associate Minister for Primary Industries Hon Louise Upston for a guided walk.

The visit was organised by the Commission to celebrate the work being undertaken by Kerikeri Rotary, Vision Kerikeri and Friends of the Wair...

June 12, 2016

Vision Kerikeri and Living Waters invite you to help restore Wairoa Stream and plant 1,000 native plants. Add to the 9,000 plants already planted. Details are:

Where: Sammaree Reserve

When: Sunday 26h June 0900 -1230

Contact Rod Brown if you can help

Ken Ross, the FNDC Community Development Adviser, who has lived in Kerikeri for 40 years, has told us that building a track up the Wairoa Stream has been talked about...

March 11, 2016

The Friends of Roland's Wood Trustees have embarked on an ambitious but important initiative to create additional reserve land adjacent to the current Roland's Wood.


If you are not familiar with the Woods (being a relative newcomer to Kerikeri I wasn't) you can read more about Roland's Woods and the Trustees proposals here.


I went down to the Woods today and I have to say I got a big surprise. I had camera in...

February 12, 2016

Rotary Kerikeri has constructed two small bridges and built several sets of steps and a fence along a private property boundary, while Vision Kerikeri has worked on planting along a number of private property boundaries.


There has been extensive, Moth Plant, Taiwan Cherry, Ginger and Tobacco Weed control, track formation and planting while the most severe frosts that we can recall killed most puriri and other s...

January 1, 2016

 Wairoa Stream has been a hidden and much neglected treasure which at its closest point is only a 5 minute walk from the centre of town.


There are two discrete projects underway separated by a large obstacle called the Wairoa Waterfall.


Three years ago, the public Walkway and Wildlife Corridor began, starting 350 metres upstream of the waterfall along the Orchard Estate boundary to the Cobham Bridge and then co...

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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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