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.
People treat red zone as dump
Bags of excrement, a demolished house and 20 mummified hedgehogs are among the more unusual objects found dumped in Christchurch's residential red zone...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.