A vision for the Avon River red zone

Welcome to our vision, changing Christchurch's Avon River red zone from a place of trauma and heartache to a land of fun and natural beauty!

We seek to turn the Avon-Ōtākaro red zone into:

A multipurpose city-to-sea River Park that meets diverse community needs eg for environmental regeneration and restoration; recognition of cultural & community heritage; play, recreation and sport; food production; arts and entertainment; learning, training, employment, small business and tourism.

And while allowing for multiple uses as above, the maximum possible restoration of native ecosystems, to enhance water quality, biodiversity and mahinga kai values.

 

Latest News

TRAIL WILL BE AN ASSET

Gerry Brownlee: Cantabrians will soon be able to enjoy a riverside trail... more

WORK STARTS ON CHRISTCHURCH RED ZONE WALK-RUN-BIKE TRAIL

Work building a riverside walking, running and cycling trail through the Christchurch red zone has begun.... more

CALL FOR RED ZONE BOLDNESS VITAL BUT LET'S NOT WAIT ANOTHER 6 YEARS

Cantabrians who have a big idea for the future shape of the residential red zone, but who have not yet put in a submission, better get cracking... more 

What's On

For a list of our primary events in 2017 click here, you can also get up-to-date information on all our events on our Facebook page.


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 the Rata Foundation and the Tindall Foundation

About the banner
Kereru were seen in Avonside the day the red zoning of large tracts of land along the lower Ōtākaro/Avon River was announced...