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

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

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East x East Burwood

East x East What is East x East Burwood? East x East Burwood is the local community project area currently under licence by Life in Vacant Spaces (LiVS). LiVS has been working with local businesses and community groups to install fun projects and activations for the community to enjoy. East x East is focused on … Read more