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

Latest News

26/12/2013World Wetlands Day, 2 February 2014

25/10/2013New Mayor to open this year’s Spring River Festival

21/10/2013Spring River Festival 2013

04/10/2013AvON ‘over the moon’ with funding announcement

What's On

26/12/2013World Wetlands Day, 2 February 2014

21/10/2013Spring River Festival 2013

16/09/2013Have Your Say on CCC Plans for the South Brighton Reserves

18/07/2013Help clean up the Avon

 

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.

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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.