March 4, 2018

The Walking Access Commission has acknowledged the efforts of the Vision Kerikeri Chairman, Rod Brown, in the delivery of walking access to the Te Wairere Waterfall. He was presented with an Outdoor Access Champion award at a ceremony held in Kerikeri on Wednesday, 21 February.

The Walking Access Commission states that; 'the Outdoor Access Champion awards recognise those who have made significant and lasting con...

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...

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.

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...

May 12, 2017

In response to your feedback we have created a Google map that displays the track to the Te Wairere Waterfall that was opened in early April. The map is included at the bottom of this article. We have also created a static page on our website that displays the map and track notes, should you wish to reference it in the future.

It is great to see many people already using the track despite conditions having...

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...

January 24, 2017

This project was started in 2015 by Vision Kerikeri and Kerikeri Rotary with the goal of creating public access from Pa Road bridge to the foot of the long hidden, inaccessible Wairoa Stream waterfall named Te Wairere (photo to right).

The distance to Te Wairere is about 2 km and progress was initially rapid. Completion of Stage 1 requires a 12 metre span bridge and there has been a delay to simplify the design...

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


June 20, 2016

UPDATE: - The wet weather has meant that the ground will be too wet this Sunday. The planting has been rescheduled to the next expected fine day - Tuesday, 28 June.

Nortthland Excavators have been busy preparing the ground for the public planting day on Sunday. This will be the 4th year of planting alongside the Wairoa Stream.

I dropped by on Monday and snapped the following pictures of the newly cleared ground...

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