Global Settlement

Global Settlement What is the global settlement? The Global Settlement is a post-quake deal between the Crown and Christchurch City council, laying out the ownership of public assets built or acquired by the Crown and council post-earthquake. Included in the agreement is the transfer of ownership from the Crown to Council of the Bus exchange, … Read more

2012 Petition

Petition 2012 In May 2012 we delivered a petition signed by more than 18,500 people, asking parliament “to work with the people and local authorities of Christchurch to ensure the Avon River Red Zone becomes a reserve and river park when the home owners have to leave. Blessed by City Councillors Peter Beck and Glenn … Read more


Waitākiri Sanctuary What is Waitākiri Sanctuary? Waitākiri Sanctuary would be a fenced ecologically-restored enclosure. Free of introduced predators and pests. For the reintroduction and conservation of native species that have been lost from the locality.  A mix of wetland and lowland habitats encompassing Travis Wetland and the west Burwood residential red zone, 150ha area, 8km … Read more


Co-governance What is co-governance? The term co-governance with relation to the former Residential Red Zone refers to Treaty partnerships in governance between the mana whenua, the groups that hold rangatiratanga over the place, and community (Council). AvON have advocated for co-governance of the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor since our formation in 2012. Over the years … Read more

Riverbend Refuge

Riverbend Refuge What is Riverbend Refuge? In response to the unprecedented opportunity to restore native riparian habitat throughout the proposed ‘Green Spine’, between 2018-2019 the Avon-Ōtākaro Network worked on ‘Riverbend Refuge’ in collaboration with Greening the Rubble, The Green Lab, Working Waters Trust, Richmond Community Garden Wood Ltd., and Enviroschools Waitaha Canterbury. The project aims … Read more

Spring River Festival 2013

Spring River Festival 2013 Spring River Festival a Hit Opened by newly-elected Mayor Lianne Dalziel at Kerr’s Reach, the 2013 Spring River Festival was attended by over 3000 attendees, almost double the number from 2012. The festival followed the journey of a specially carved festival waka from the city early in the morning to New … Read more