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.
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
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