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The Kerikeri Domain

Updated: Sep 17, 2020

Back in 1936, a group of forward thinking citizens, formed the Kerikeri Recreation Reserve Inc. Society. The Society purchased 6 acres and one generous man Syd Jolly donated a further 3 acres to create a 9-acre site in the heart of Kerikeri township as a community cricket venue. This open space we now know as 'The Kerikeri Domain'.

At that time Kerikeri had a population of only 450 and a weekend cricket game was as much a social event or place to connect with others, as it was for sport or recreation. When considered in historical context the current designated use aligns well with the founding intention of the reserve, as a place for community connection, events and recre