Kerikeri Domain Revitalisation Project


The Council received $3 million from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) to deliver priority works identified in the Kerikeri Domain Reserve Management Plan.

The Reserve Management Plan (RMP) was adopted by Far North District Council in June 2019. It outlines the priorities for the Domain over the next 10 years. These priorities were informed by a three-month community consultation in 2018-2019.

The focus for this stage of the project is to deliver as many of the 1 to 5-year priorities as identified in the RMP as possible.  This includes items such as upgrades to lighting, the skate park, playground, basketball court, landscaping and more.

At a hui held on 7 October 2020, a working group and project team reconfirmed project priorities with stakeholders. Since then, the team has progressed the priorities in anticipation of works commencing onsite during Q1 of 2021.

This has included:

  • Confirmation of the contract and announcement of the projects to be prioritised (click here to see the press release)
  • A two-day papamahi in December with Kerikeri Tai Tamariki (years 5-10) conducted by Kaikohe-based design studio ĀKAU; contributing to the development of a detailed overall concept plan.
  • Direct discussions with local contractors that registered via the Far North District Council’s online portal to understand capabilities to design and deliver the various elements.

Once the concept plan is complete, it will be presented back to the Kerikeri Community. Following this, the project will progress into detailed design of the Skatepark and Basketball Court – the first projects to be undertaken.

We will provide monthly updates about the construction programme and future opportunities for community input on this page.

Be sure to check back for regular updates!