Everyone gets along
Marty Robinson, Kerikeri Organic business owner, BOIWhangaroa community board member, Focus Paihia trustee.
I regard it as home. It’s just so friendly, all ages are able to get on together.
I was born in Hawkes Bay and I’ve called the Far North home since 1975. I went overseas for a couple of years and came back in 1979 and bought the farm in 1980.
The cost of building is prohibitive. People should be able to live in what they build and the permitting shouldn’t be onerous for a home build. It should only be onerous for selling on.
My personal chef - my wife Becky. I relish every mouthful of home eating.
Selling at the Kerikeri markets. It’s enjoyable to go there; the social interaction and the ambience. It’s a pleasant way to earn an income.
All Kiwis who drive projects that are positive and benefit the wide community. Someone I greatly admire, an unsung hero, is Zelka Grammer. She’s an eco-warrier princess because of her work for the environment and for GE free New Zealand. In my mind she deserves an honour of some sort because of her integrity.
Go up slightly north of Matauri Bay and look at the Cavalli Islands. Sit at the lookout up there and it’s a magical panorama.