AvON's Members, Supporters and Collaborators 


The AvON network includes many different interest groups that share the vision for an Avon river park, as set out in AvON’s charter.
You can become a member of the Avon-Otakaro Network as an individual or as part of a group.  We meet every quarter in a forum, which all our members can attend.
Our strategic steering group provides overall leadership. This group is the ‘guardian’ of AvON’s vision and is responsible for bringing the different projects into a strategic plan.
We also have groups of members who share a common interest. These groups help set up or carry out projects within their particular area of interest. Member organisations manage the projects. However one project, the Mahinga Kai Project, is considered so key and central to the AvON Vision that the SSG plays a key role in leading the implementation of this in partnership with Te Rūnunga o Ngāi Tahu.
If you would like to join one of the projects or have an idea for a project, please let us know.

We couldn't do it without you!

AvON is made up of a wide variety of organisations and individual memebers. These groups and organisations have all endorsed AvON’s charter and support our vision. Your organisation can also become a supporter by completing this form and returning it to us.

To become an individual member of AvON, just complete this simple online form.

Supporting organisations who have endorsed our Charter include:

Aoraki Dragon Boat Association

Avon Loop Planning Association Inc

Avondale Residents' Association

Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust

CanCERN: Canterbury Communities' Eathquake Recovery Network

Canterbury Community Gardens Association

Canterbury Horticultural Society

Canterbury Rowing Assn Inc

Central South Island Methodist District Synod

Christchurch Civic Trust

Engineers for Social Responsibility (ESR) Christchurch Committee

Enviroschools Foundation

Frensham Gardens

Golf Links Residents Association Inc

Green Party of Aotearoa NZ

Kendal Garden Club

Labour Party

Lincoln Envirotown Trust

Lower Avon Heritage Recovery Trail

Mental Health Education & Resource Centre

National Council of Women  Chch Branch

Network Waitangi Otautahi

New Brighton Union Church

New Zealand Alpine Garden Society

New Zealand Association for Environmental Education. Christchurch Branch

NZ Dragon Boat Association

NZ Landcare Trust

Otamahua/Quail Island Ecological Restoration Charitable Trust

Peninsula & Plains Orienteers

Prisoners Aid and Rehabilitation Trust

Roimata Community Inc Soc

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of NZ (Inc)

Spokes Canterbury

Southshore Residents Assn

Styx Living Laboratory Trust

Sustainable Otautahi-Christchurch

The Friends of the Park at 125-129 Packe Street Inc

The Habitat Project

The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust

Trees for Bees NZ

Trees for Canterbury

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The restored Bexley wetlands are already rich in native wildlife and a great recreational asset. Photo by Mark Esslemont.