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Official blog of the Avon-Otakaro Network

World Wetlands Day Tour 2015

Following the success of last year’s coach trip celebrating World Wetlands Day, we are running another all-day coach trip this year on Sunday 1 February. [More]

Summer Starter

If you are going to Summer Starter on Sunday look for the "Eastern Visions" marquee where AvON and Greening the Red Zone will have displays/stalls - and grab a free BBQ sausage and cold drink! http://summerstarter.co.nz/   Here is part of our display:

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]

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]

Spring River Festival Inanga Heke

Saturday 25 October.   Celebrate the inanga heke (whitebait  migration) by following the river upstream from New Brighton to the city for CityUps in the evening.  Join us at the New Brighton Clocktower at 2pm or at any point along the way:  3pm, Avondale Bridge;  4pm, Gayhu... [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]

Community invited to provide feedback on proposals for the recovery of the east

New high schools, a city-to-sea river park, eco-sanctuary, flatwater sports lake, heritage garden park, wave garden, and aquatic centres are among more than 25 proposals from the public for the eastern suburbs that feedback is now being sought on. [More]

Matariki planting signals the first step in greening the red zone

Singer Tiki Taane and TVs ‘bugman’ Ruud Kleinpaste will be among the celebrity guests joining community volunteers to take the first steps in greening the red zone this Saturday. [More]

Lets get stuck in and start making a difference in the red zone - Matariki planting day

Matariki Planting Day, 10:30am – 2:00pm, Saturday 28 June 2014
Anzac Drive Reserve (off Chimera Crescent) [More]

"Whats with the Water in our Rivers?" - Public Forum

Public Forum - 2pm, Saturday 24 May, Wainoni Methodist Church, 878 Avonside Drive
~ See you there! [More]