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
It's time to talk about the east
The backers of a $35,000 community consultation scheme for the "disenfranchised" eastern suburbs have identified 27 key projects to rejuvenate the area... more
East basks in the hot political spotlight
As the pulse rate of the central city rebuild starts to beat with purpose and vigour, expect the political spotlight to head east in the coming weeks, with higher wattage bulbs to boot. ... more
Matariki Heralds Rejuvenation
Christchurch groups threw serious weight behind Matariki this year, as the seven stars twinkled into sight... 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.