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
Plan to restore the environment
The Avon River could again become a swimming spot, Environment Canterbury says. During the launch of ECan's Natural Environment Recovery Programme yesterday, commissioner Rex Williams said people wanted to swim in the Avon and Heathcote rivers, but the earthquakes and subsequent stormwater issues had affected water quality.... more
Read the speech by the Mayor... here
Decisions urged on future of red zone
Decisions on the future of Christchurch's residential red zone are needed within the next 12 months to kick-start recovery in the city's east, a group backing river park plans says.... 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.