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.
Bid to get Red Zone for a Dollar (Pegasus Post)...
Groups want the government to sell the residential red zone to an independent trust for a dollar...... more
Time to loosen Christchurch's Victorian corset
When our European forebears crested the summit of the Bridle Path, they looked down upon a swampy, scrubby plain "ripe for development".....more
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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.