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-Otakaro 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.
AvON in the News
Three years on, Christchurch natural beauty still not restored
The 6.7 magnitude earthquake which struck Christchurch three years ago didn't just destroy large amounts of the city's infrastructure, it also had a profound effect on the natural environment........ more
Share your quake memories
On the third anniversary of the February 22 earthquake, Cantabrians will once again have the opportunity to share their experiences and hopes for the future as part of the River of Flowers commemoration........ more
River of Flowers to return in 2014
On the third anniversary of the 22 February earthquake Cantabrians will once again have the opportunity to share their experiences and hopes for the future as part of the River of Flowers commemoration........ more
The most widely recognised Maori name for the Avon is Otakaro meaning place of the game, however it is also known as Otakaroro meaning home of the karoro, or black-backed gull.