AvON Blog

Official blog of the Avon-Otakaro Network

AvON welcomes Government announcement on residential red zone lands

“It is great that at last there is some forward traction on future use of the Avon River residential red zone lands, it is time we started to heal the wound that runs right through the east,” says Evan Smith Co-Chair of Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON). [More]

World Wetlands Day, 2 February 2014

A day’s celebration of Christchurch’s regenerating wetlands.
To celebrate the regeneration of wetlands in Christchurch on Sunday 2 February 2014, we are running an all-day coach trip with guided walking tours of Styx Mill Conservation Reserve, Horseshoe Lake, Travis Wetland, Charlesworth Reserve and South Brighton Reserve. [More]

New Mayor to open this year’s Spring River Festival

Newly elected Mayor Lianne Dalziel will officially open the Spring River Festival at Kerr’s Reach on November 2 as one of her first ceremonial duties since taking office. [More]

Spring River Festival 2013

SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER - mark this in you diary now as its Spring River Festival 2013 and it promises to be a truly awesome! [More]

AvON ‘over the moon’ with funding announcement

The Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON) is “over the moon” $15m has been committed to connect the city to the sea, along the Avon/Otakaro River corridor. [More]

Lincoln study values benefits of a red zone river park at around a billion dollars over ten years

A new study by researchers at Lincoln University has valued the benefits of a city-to sea reserve in the Avon River residential red zone at around a billion dollars over ten years. [More]

Have Your Say on CCC Plans for the South Brighton Reserves

Have Your Say on CCC Plans for the South Brighton Reserves at a public forum on 5 October. These are the first riverside lands for which draft development plans have been published. [More]

Avon River expected to be feature of a world-best city park

Christchurch’s Avon River expected to be feature of a world-best city park, visiting expert says [More]

Help clean up the Avon

Here's your chance to get out in the fresh air, meet like-minded people and help clean up the environment at the same time! Conservation Volunteers New Zealand is holding five litter pick-up days around Christchurch's eastern waterways, from late July through August. The places, dates and times are... [More]

AvON welcomes Roger Sutton’s idea to save red zone houses

The group campaigning to create a reserve and river park in the Avon River red zone has welcomed Roger Sutton’s comments that some houses could be saved as memorials. [More]