The Journey Begins
Community-led change starts with agreeing on what needs to change (and what needs to stay the same).
With this in mind, in September 2019 we launched the vision for Kerikeri. This was the culmination of 1000 conversations with the community followed by a robust (6 hours!) planning session to digest and condense those conversations.
Building a Culture of Innovative, Sustainable Living
On Friday 20 September 2019 we promoted World Car Free Day in Kerikeri. Although we only found out about it 48 hours beforehand, we jumped on social media to encourage the community to leave their cars at home. We also arranged two Park 'n' Walk zones for those who live out of the CBD. A big thank you to The Old Packhouse Market and the Kerikeri Rugby Club for providing parking facilities.
2040 - The Movie
We recently organised a screening of the inspiring and heart-warming documentary, 2040, directed by the award winning director of That Sugar Film. The movie was sponsored by 10 amazing businesses, who enabled Our Kerikeri to offer subsidised family passes at a fraction of the standard retail price.
In the Pipeline
The team are currently scoping opportunities for an art installation as well as a community gathering at the Kororipo Basin, to kick off the Christmas season and tie in with Tuhono celebrations. Watch this space for further updates.
Submit Your Ideas
With our vision firmly in place, we are now turning our focus to getting some quick wins, while we work on longer term projects. If you have an idea for a project or initiative, we'd love to hear from you. Check out Projects to submit your idea (and spread the word).
Making It Formal
As promised at the last community meeting, we have taken legal advice on forming a suitably-structured entity that will facilitate fundraising activities while maintaining transparency and integrity. We have been advised that the best structure is a charitable trust. A draft Trust Deed is currently with the lawyers awaiting their advice.
Again - watch this space.
The Kerikeri Domain & Pavilion
While Our Kerikeri has had no involvement in the Reserve Management Plan, we have been watching developments and reading the press releases, alongside the wider community. If this is a topic that interests you, we recommend you read the information available on the Far North District Council website.
Video credit: Far North News, 2019
The Domain Reserve Management Plan has now been adopted by the Far North District Council. You can read more in the link below!