AvON Blog

Official blog of the Avon-Otakaro Network

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]

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]

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]

World Wetlands Day, 2 February 2014

A day’s celebration of Christchurch’s regenerating wetlands.
To celebrate the regeneration of wetlands in Christchurch on Sunday 2 February 2014, we are running an all-day coach trip with guided walking tours of Styx Mill Conservation Reserve, Horseshoe Lake, Travis Wetland, Charlesworth Reserve and South Brighton Reserve. [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]

Spring River Festival 2013

SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER - mark this in you diary now as its Spring River Festival 2013 and it promises to be a truly awesome! [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]