A vision for the Avon River red zone

Welcome to our vision, changing Christchurch's Avon River red zone from a place of despair and tragedy to a land of beauty and joy.

Avon-Ōtākaro Network (AvON) wants to make the vision of a beautiful park and reserve in the Christchurch red zone around the Avon River a reality. You can read all about who we are and what we're aiming for in our charter  And you can find out how we are organised from our structure.

Latest News

Green Dreams for Christchurch Red Zone

Eastern Vision and Avon Otakaro Network support first steps for Avon River Red Zone... more 

Avon-Otakaro Network Crowd-Funding

Help us put 2000 plants in the ground this July... more 

WHAKA INAKA: causing whitebait

A moving tale of loss, love, birth, survival, goodies vs baddies ... and hopefully there’s a happy ending!... more 

What's On

28/06/201629 & 30 July: LOVE YOUR WATER: ANZAC DRIVE RESERVE PLANTING DAYS

20/05/201620 May: WORLD FISH MIGRATION DAY - WAVE BYE TO WHITEBAIT

27/03/2016Saturday 7 May: The Mother of All Clean Ups - Adopt The Avon!

02/01/2016Monday 22 February 2016: River of Flowers

Our Media Releases

15/07/2016WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE AVON RIVER RED ZONE?

16/06/2016THE APPOINTMENT OF IVAN IAFETA AS THE NEW CE OF REGENERATE CHRISTCHURCH GAINS ENTHUSIASTIC APPROVAL

27/05/2016COMMENT ON COMMUNITY MEETING ON RED ZONE PLANNING

09/05/2016SUCCESS OF THE 'ADOPT THE AVON' RIVER CLEAN UP SIGNALS INTENSE COMMUNITY INTEREST IN FUTURE OF RED ZONE WATERWAYS

 

The most widely recognised Maori name for the Avon is Ōtākaro meaning place of the game, however it is also known as Ōtakaroro meaning home of the karoro, or black-backed gull.

We wish to acknowledge the generous funding support of Canterbury Community Trust, Christchurch City Council, Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust & Foodstuffs Community Trust.

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About the banner
This photo of kotuku on the Avon River, taken by John Stewart, represents our present and our future. Beautiful and rare wildlife such as kotuku and bittern are now choosing to inhabit the places people have had to leave.