A vision for the Avon River red zone

Welcome to our vision, changing Christchurch's Avon River red zone from a place of despair and tragedy to a land of beauty and joy.

Avon-Ōtākaro Network (AvON) wants to make the vision of a beautiful park and reserve in the Christchurch red zone around the Avon River a reality. You can read all about who we are and what we're aiming for in our charter  And you can find out how we are organised from our structure.

Latest News

“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... more 

Green Dreams for Christchurch Red Zone

Eastern Vision and Avon Otakaro Network support first steps for Avon River Red Zone... more 

What's On

21/09/201624 Sept - 9 Oct: SIX RED ZONE TREKS IN THE BREEZE WALKING FESTIVAL

28/06/201629 & 30 July: LOVE YOUR WATER: ANZAC DRIVE RESERVE PLANTING DAYS

20/05/201620 May: WORLD FISH MIGRATION DAY - WAVE BYE TO WHITEBAIT

27/03/2016Saturday 7 May: The Mother of All Clean Ups - Adopt The Avon!

Our Media Releases

23/09/2016WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

29/08/2016“Massive” support among electoral candidates for city-to-sea river park and eco-reserve in Ōtākaro/Avon River Red Zone

16/06/2016THE APPOINTMENT OF IVAN IAFETA AS THE NEW CE OF REGENERATE CHRISTCHURCH GAINS ENTHUSIASTIC APPROVAL

27/05/2016COMMENT ON COMMUNITY MEETING ON RED ZONE PLANNING

 

The most widely recognised Maori name for the Avon is Ōtākaro meaning place of the game, however it is also known as Ōtakaroro meaning home of the karoro, or black-backed gull.

We wish to acknowledge the generous funding support of Canterbury Community Trust, Christchurch City Council, Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust & Foodstuffs Community Trust.

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About the banner
This photo of kotuku on the Avon River, taken by John Stewart, represents our present and our future. Beautiful and rare wildlife such as kotuku and bittern are now choosing to inhabit the places people have had to leave.