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]

“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]

THE APPOINTMENT OF IVAN IAFETA AS THE NEW CE OF REGENERATE CHRISTCHURCH GAINS ENTHUSIASTIC APPROVAL

“We are very excited by today’s announcement of the appointment of Ivan Iafeta as Chief Executive of Regenerate Christchurch,” says Rev Peter Beck, convenor of Eastern Vision. [More]

COMMENT ON COMMUNITY MEETING ON RED ZONE PLANNING

It was an interesting meeting organised by Mark Gibson on Wednesday 25th May evening. [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 step forward in restoring the red zone

School students from local primary and secondary schools will plant another thousand native seedlings at Anzac Drive Reserve this week while environmental artists Martin Hill and Philippa Jones create a life size sculpture on site. Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON) who want to turn the Avon River red zon... [More]

Community to commemorate restoration of Poppies sculpture with a ceremony and planting

 The “Poppies over Gallipoli” sculpture at the corner of Anzac Drive and Travis Road has been restored and moved to higher ground in time for the centenary commemorations of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli. The sculpture was originally commissioned by the Burwood-Pegasus Community... [More]

Old Neighbours Gather by the Rivers to Reconnect and Reflect

Old neighbours from communities decimated by the earthquakes will meet up again on Sunday at gathering places along the waterways of Christchurch.  Every year people come together and reflect on the anniversary of the 22 February earthquake as part of the River of Flowers community commemorati... [More]

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]