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Official blog of the Avon-Otakaro Network

GREEN DREAMS FOR CHRISTCHURCH'S RED ZONE

On a Saturday morning, a roomful of community representatives are gathered at Christchurch Bridge Club for Joining the Dots – a go at figuring out a common plan for the Avon River residential red-zone organised by Eastern Vision. As convenor and former Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Rev Peter Beck, says at the start of the day, the city's recovery has had a rather top-down "done to us" feel about it so far. But what the Government does next with the 5500 sections and 430 hectares it red-zoned in July 2011 – an area two and half times the size of Hagley Park – is now meant to be a "done with" exercise. The concern hanging in the air is the Government is still determined to get part of its money back by fixing land and flogging it off.
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Public Forum: Fauna of the Red Zone

You are cordially invited to join us at Travis Wetland Education Centre for a BBQ and Forum at 4pm this Sunday 23 November:   (A print quality version of this poster is available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z4j3qk395cjsnm0/FaunaForum2.pdf?dl=0 )  We look forward to seeing you ... [More]