Our Network


The AvON network includes many different interest groups that share the vision for an Avon river park, as set out in AvON’s charter.
You can become a member of the Avon-Ōtākaro Network as an individual or as part of a group. We meet every quarter in a forum, which all our members can attend.
Our strategic steering group provides overall leadership. This group is the ‘guardian’ of AvON’s vision and is responsible for bringing the different projects into a strategic plan.
We also have groups of members who share a common interest. These groups help set up or carry out projects within their particular area of interest. Member organisations manage the projects. However, one project, the Mahinga Kai Project, is considered so key and central to the AvON Vision that the SSG plays a key role in leading the implementation of the project in partnership with Te Rūnunga o Ngāi Tahu.
If you would like to join the network, please get in touch.

Our Supporters

We couldn’t do it without you!

AvON is made up of a wide variety of organisations and individual members. These groups and organisations have all endorsed AvON’s charter and support our vision. Your organisation can also become a supporter by contacting us at avonotakaro@gmail.com

To become an individual member of AvON, just complete this simple online form.

Supporting organisations who have endorsed Our Charter or form our Network include:


  • Aoraki Dragon Boat Association
  • Avebury House Community Trust
  • Avon Loop Planning Association Inc
  • Avondale Residents Association
  • Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust
  • Avon Forest Park



  • CanCERN: Canterbury Communities Earthquake Recovery Network
  • Canterbury Community Gardens Association
  • Canterbury Horticultural Society
  • Canterbury Rowing Association Inc
  • Central South Island Methodist District Synod
  • Christchurch Civic Trust
  • Climate Action Campus


  • Dallington Residents Association


  • Eco-Action Nursery Trust
  • Engineers for Social Responsibility (ESR) Christchurch Committee
  • Enviroschools


  • Food Resilience Network (FRN)
  • Frensham Gardens


  • Golf Links Residents Association Inc
  • Green Party of Aotearoa NZ
  • Greening the Red Zone





  • Kendal Garden Club


  • Lincoln Envirotown Trust
  • Lower Avon Heritage Recovery Trail


  • Mental Health Education & Resource Centre


  • National Council of Women – Christchurch Branch
  • Network Waitangi Ōtautahi 
  • New Brighton Union Church
  • New Zealand Alpine Garden Society
  • New Zealand Association for Environmental Education
  • New Zealand Dragon Boat Association
  • New Zealand Labour Party
  • New Zealand Landcare Trust


  • Ōtamahua | Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust


  • Peninsula & Plains Orienteers
  • Prisoner Aid and Reintegration Trust



  • Richmond Community Garden Trust
  • Riverlution Tiny House Village
  • Roimata Community Incorporated Society
  • Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Inc


  • Spokes Canterbury
  • Southshore Residents Association
  • Styx Living Laboratory Trust
  • Sustainable Ōtautahi-Christchurch


  • The Eden Project
  • The Friends of the Park at 125-129 Packe Street Inc
  • The Habitat Project
  • The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust
  • The Riverlution Collective and Eco Park
  • Trees for Bees NZ
  • Trees for Canterbury


  • Waitākiri Sanctuary
  • We Are Richmond
  • Working Waters Trust