AvON Blog

Official blog of the Avon-Otakaro Network

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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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]

Saturday 7 May: The Mother of All Clean Ups - Adopt The Avon!

On 7 May - the day before Mother's Day - the Mother of All Clean Ups will take place on the edges of the Avon-Ōtākaro, the estuary Ihutai and the Ōpāwaho-Heathcote. Avon-Ōtākaro Network is coordinating the Adopt the Avon effort on the Ōtākaro Avon River from Barbadoes St bridge to Bridge St bridge. ... [More]

Monday 22 February 2016: River of Flowers

River of Flowers - part of the 5th anniversary commemoration with Healthy Christchurch, Alright? Campaign and Flourish.  This year's event promises to be a big one - join us at one of the 15 riverside sites throughout Christchurch.

February 2016: Bloom Festival @ Canterbury Museum

Part of the 5th anniversary commemoration, we are partnering with Flourish, Healthy Christchurch & Poetica in this initiative as part of this year's River of Flowers Commemoration.

Sunday 31 January 2016: MKE Naturewatch Survey Workshop & World Wetlands Day BBQ and Walk at Travis

Join us this year in a Naturewatch Survey workshop at the Mahinga Kai Exemplar site in Anzac Drive Reserve (meet at Matariki Gardens at 2pm).  Then follow this with a BBQ at Travis Wetlands and enjoy a guided evening walk around Travis.  Times to be confirmed.

Sunday 30 January 2016: Whaka Inanga Straw Bale Set Up

We need fit volunteers to assist with this research project working with UC and EOS Ecology in Lake Kate Sheppard.  You will be placing straw bales at the spring tide mark using warratah stakes and binding wire.  This provides temporary inanga (whitebait) spawning sites to compen... [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]

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: