AvON Blog

Official blog of the Avon-Otakaro Network


Christchurch’s Avon River red zone could kick-start an ambitious national goal of creating 1.3 million hectares of new forest to improve health, wealth, and wellbeing, say Christchurch red zone campaigners. [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]

Statement on Gerry Brownlee's suggestion of a "less bendy" Avon River

AvON welcomes Gerry Brownlee’s comment that decisions on future recreational uses of red zone land are for the wider community to make. As an organisation with more than 200 individual members and 50 member organisations, and having gathered more than 18,500 signatures on its petition to Parliament, AvON is pleased to have the support of a very large part of that community. [More]

Greens support creation of Avon-Otakaro River Park

The Green Party is calling on the Government to commit to building an Avon-Otakaro River Park, after more than 18,500 people have signed a petition in support of the Park. [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]