AvON Blog

Official blog of the Avon-Otakaro Network

Lady Isaac named as AvON patron

A stalwart of Christchurch conservation and business has been named as the patron of the group campaigning for a reserve and river park in the Avon River red. [More]

Avon River petition gathers 14,000 signatures

The group campaigning to create a river park and reserve out of the Avon River Red Zone has more than 14,000 signatures on its petition to Parliament – and is confident this number will increase. [More]

Flowers flow around Canterbury

Every flower that floated down the Avon and Heathcote Rivers yesterday represented someone's personal reflections on the last year and their hopes for the future, says Evan Smith of the Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON). [More]

River park group wants petition forms returned

The group campaigning to create a river park and reserve out of the Avon River Red Zone wants completed petition sheets returned now. [More]

Mayor Bob Parker backs 'great vision' for Avon River red zone

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has given his blessing to the campaign for a reserve and river park on the Avon River red zone, calling it “a great vision”. [More]

Greens throw their support behind greening the red zone

The Green Party has thrown its support behind a campaign to turn the Avon River red zone into a reserve and river park, with MPs and candidates signing a petition seeking just that. [More]

Petition to turn Avon River red zone into reserve

A new group is lobbying local and national politicians to create a reserve and park on the Avon River red zone land once the owners have left. [More]