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We have quite a bit to say in the media. Here are some of the articles and programmes that relate to AvON or the AvON vision in lately.

“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 


Avon-Otakaro Network Crowd-Funding WHAKA INAKA: causing whitebait
Forest Park Vision for Red Zone Christchurch locals still want a clean, green garden city
Spatial effects of the Canterbury earthquakes on inanga spawning Christchurch waterways awash with flowers
What will Christchurch look like in 2021? Blooms sent around Christchurch for River of Flowers
River of Flowers moving rembrance of quake loss and hope Red Zone gift would be a wise investment
Bid to get Red Zone for a Dollar (Pegasus Post) Time to loosen Christchurch's Victorian corset
Radio NZ: When you think of the Avon-Otakaro river... What can be done to rescue the Avon?
Christchurch's ailing Avon River among the country's most polluted Press Editorial: Cleaning up the Avon River
Calls for locally-led regeneration phase of Christchurch's quake rebuild Christchurch's Avon River - a story of 'shameful neglect'
Take care if you try to poke the taniwha of the red zone lands Govt eyes red zone options to recoup money
Hearing of Submissions on LTP - Avon-Otakaro Network - Evan Smith​ Extend clean up to more of Avon, residents urge
Tour to highlight region's wetlands People treat red zone as dump
Sewage pouring into city rivers CIVIC TRUST AWARDS 2014
Bringing tui back to the city Christchurch rivers still 'open sewers'
Clean green natural amenities top community wish-list for the east It's time to talk about the east
East basks in the hot political spotlight Matariki Heralds Rejuvenation
First mahinga kai project begins in CHCH Red Zone Red zone planting project underway in Christchurch
Red zone greening project takes root in Chch Red zone to get green boost
PM: Red zone decision months away Christchurch: Resilient City
Will Christchurch still be the Garden City? Three years on, Christchurch natural beauty still not restored
Share your quake memories River of Flowers to return in 2014
New project aims to save Christchurch's Avon River Christchurch: after the earthquake, a city rebuilt in whose image?
Keeping It Pure: Episode 3 - Fresh Water Red-zone talk must start now
Eco-sanctuary could be huge tourist attraction Red-zoners still stuck in limbo
Plan to restore the environment and Mayors Speech  Decisions urged on future of red zone
Key backs plans to revitalise Brighton, but no funding offer Public to have say in future of red-zone land
Spring River Festival a hit and video [New Zealand Geographic] Red Zone
Letterboxes tell stories of lost homes $15M to connect Avon River to sea
River bacteria levels steady after quake High cost of Avon River upgrade questioned by locals
Is the abandoned east a future Crown goldmine? Christchurch from the streets
Green volunteers deserve a hug Quake-hit residents now face flood risk
Indiana Jones style lost civilisation planned for Christchurch Green dreams for river red zone
Gorse seen as threat to Christchurch park idea Symbolic bridge to be put in storage
Create Gardens on Vacant Sections Zone Life: Saving our trees
Geologist warns of 'jelly bowl' Avon petition heads to Parliament
Avon park petition bound for posterity Avon park petition journey
Greens support creation of Avon-Otakaro River Park Lady Isaac supports river reserve proposal
'Beautiful' petition gets warm welcome Orange Zone home owners remain in limbo
Petition heads to Parliament City-to-sea park would enhance Christchurch
Avon petition heads to Parliament Labour leader signs Avon park petition
Parts of the red zone 'won't be rebuilt' Stand up People's Republic of Christchurch
Promoters of river park extend petition deadline Group campaigns for park on red zone land
Avon River park call popular 6000 red zone homes to be bowled
Support for plan to make reserve Visions of Avon's future
Opt for the do-able Draft City Plan: Dreaming Green
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Dragon boaters walking across the Avon River during the 2012 Spring River Festival. Photo by Molly Spink.