AvON Blog

Official blog of the Avon-Otakaro Network

“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]

WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE AVON RIVER RED ZONE?

The Avon-Otakaro river red zone is 450 hectares of bending, fertile, inspiring uncertainty. An extraordinary opportunity that simmers in the back of the minds of Christchurch folk. Will it become the place that defines our city? Or will it become another lost opportunity? [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]

REFORESTING NEW ZEALAND COULD START IN THE RED ZONE

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]

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]

Greening the Red Zone River Walk

It was perfect walking conditions most of the way on the big river walk on 27 September 2014. Spring added a lot of life and colour to the river and banks with flowers, blossom, ducklings and cygnets in abundance. A lovely group of people that swelled to forty four along the River Road str... [More]

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]

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]

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]