Avon River News and Links
AvON co-chairs urge minister to reconsider residential red zone policy
AvON is extremely disappointed at the policy forbidding interim use of residential red zone lands, and urges Minister Gerry Brownlee to reconsider.
Read the full statement that has been released by the Avon-Otakaro Network.
Indiana Jones in the red zone (Morning Report)
Novel ideas have been presented at a forum on what to do with Christchurch's abandoned residential red zone properties, including leaving some of them as an Indiana Jones-style lost civilisation.
Press Release: Statement on Gerry Brownlee's suggestion of a "less bendy" Avon River
Read the statement that has been released to media regarding Gerry Brownlee's suggestion of a "less bendy" Avon River
Plains FM Earthwise programme
Evan and Peggy discuss their hopes for an Avon River Park, a Memorial Park, along the banks of the Avon River, a "red zone" where people, including Evan have had to abandon their houses.Hear the full story here
CERA publishes its Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch
Read what Cera's Recovery Strategy has to say about the Natural Environment here: Recovery strategy - section 17, natural environment recovery
AvON CCC Submission
The proposed Avon-Otakaro River Park will be a lifeline for the eastern suburbs and form the backbone of their recovery, says the group campaigning to turn the Avon River residential red zone into a river park and reserve.
In its submission on the Christchurch City Council's draft annual plan, the Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON) says the park could provide a framework for a recovery plan for the eastern suburbs.
River of Life
River of Life is one of the founding organisations of the Avon-Otakaro Network. Download the latest E-letter of The River of Life braided network.
Petition heads to Parliament!
The petition made it's way to Parliament on Tuesday 1st May, was handed over Wednesday 2nd May.
Labour Party Members Signing AvON Petition
Labour Party members sign the AvON petition on the one-year anniversary of the February 22nd earthquake in Christchurch.
Radio NZ National Programme on the Avon
Simon Morton is preparing a "This Way Up" programme on the Avon River, a follow-up on one he did a year ago. It includes an interview with Diana Madgin among others and will be broadcast at 12.10pm (noon) this Saturday 25 February on Radio NZ.
A survey of recreational users of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai.
The Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai Trust and Environment Canterbury have funded a summer research scholarship for post graduate student Michelle Marquet at Lincoln University. The project looks at the following:
- What recreational users of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai know about microbiological water pollution and where this information comes from;
- What factors influence their decisions about microbiological water quality to undertake recreational activity and;
- To what extent do these users utilise information on this issue provided by the regional council.
Your participation in this project would involve filling out a short online survey and would be greatly appreciated. For further information and to complete the survey visit this website: What's in the water? A survey of recreational users of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai.
Green Party Members Signing AvON Petition
Green Party co-leader Russel Norman and Green Party MPs Kennedy Graham and Gareth Hughes sign the Avon-Otakaro Network petition on Monday 7th November 2011.
AvON in the News
AvON on CTV Canterbury Life (starts 8 mins in)
AvON on CTV News - 7th August (starts 12:06 mins in)
CTV City Life - Thursday 31st May (starts at 11:20 minutes)
Promoters of river park extend petition deadline (PDF download of newspaper article - 322kb)
Avon River Links
These groups and pages are either members of AvON, are affiliated with it or have similar and interesting ideas for the Avon River red zone in Christchurch.