AvON Blog

Official blog of the Avon-Otakaro Network

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

For quite a while our community have been wondering when public can have real access to the Christchurch Residential Red Zone and what is going to happen with this large tract of damaged land. As part of the Breeze Walking Festival starting this Saturday, Avon-Ōtākaro Network, the group advocating t... [More]

24 Sept - 9 Oct: SIX RED ZONE TREKS IN THE BREEZE WALKING FESTIVAL

24 Sept Saturday 2pm–4.30pm Riverside Heritage
28 Sept Wednesday 6pm–8pm Bexley Past & Future
1 Oct Saturday 2pm–4pm Mahinga Kai Sanctuary
2 Oct Sunday 2pm–4pm Avonside Eden
7 Oct Friday 6.30–8pm Southshore Sunset
8 Oct Saturday 2pm–4.30pm Dallington Horseshoe Lake

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“Massive” support among electoral candidates for city-to-sea river park and eco-reserve in Ōtākaro/Avon River Red Zone

“Massive” support has been found among Christchurch’s local and regional electoral candidates for a multipurpose city-to-sea river park and eco-reserve in the Ōtākaro/Avon River red zone. [More]

SUCCESS OF THE 'ADOPT THE AVON' RIVER CLEAN UP SIGNALS INTENSE COMMUNITY INTEREST IN FUTURE OF RED ZONE WATERWAYS

The huge success of Saturday’s Adopt the Avon part of the Mother of All Clean Ups is an indication of the tremendous community interest in the future health of the Avon River red zone according to Evan Smith of Avon-Otakaro Network which coordinated the Avon River event. [More]

Another green blitz on the red zone to cap off Conservation Week

This Sunday will see another round of native planting within the red zone at Anzac Drive Reserve on the last day of Conservation Week 2014. [More]

AvON asks council to create wetlands in residential red zone

Creating and restoring wetlands within the Avon River red zone will greatly improve the quality of the Avon River, says the Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON). [More]

River park ‘a lifeline’ for eastern suburbs’ recovery

The proposed Avon-Otakaro River Park will be a lifeline for the eastern suburbs and form the backbone of their recovery, says the group campaigning to turn the Avon River residential red zone into a river park and reserve. [More]