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]

29 & 30 July: LOVE YOUR WATER: ANZAC DRIVE RESERVE PLANTING DAYS

The Avon-Otakaro Network is lovingly overlooking the restoration of Anzac Drive Reserve, as the Mahinga Kai Exemplar, in partnership with Ngai Tahu, and support from Ngai Tuahuriri, Department of Conservation and Christchurch City Council. [More]

20 May: WORLD FISH MIGRATION DAY - WAVE BYE TO WHITEBAIT

Come wave goodbye to whitebait as they start on their journey as hatching eggs then heading downstream out to sea. [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]

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]