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Birds eye vision for a native forest and wetland park in the Red Zone:

Birds eye vision for a native forest and wetland park in the Red Zone:

Thursday, 8 September 2016 8:49 p.m. by aofpnz Featured Popular

The Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park group have released a visual fly-through presentation to demonstrate their vision for a city to sea native forest park in Christchurch’s Avon River Red Zone.

“Massive” support among electoral candidates for city-to-sea river park and eco-reserve in Ōtākaro/Avon River Red Zone

“Massive” support among electoral candidates for city-to-sea river park and eco-reserve in Ōtākaro/Avon River Red Zone

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 2:52 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

“Massive” support has been found among Christchurch’s local and regional electoral candidates for a multipurpose city-to-sea river park and eco-reserve in the Ōtākaro/Avon River red zone.

Elderly Christchurch woman faces mammoth wait for second time repairs, despite being a priority

Elderly Christchurch woman faces mammoth wait for second time repairs, despite being a 'priority'

Sunday, 14 August 2016 4:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

An elderly Earthquake Commission (EQC) customer has waited months for the insurer to fix botched repairs to her house, even after being classified a "highest priority" customer in March.

Crowdfunding teams up with schools and community to plant over 2000 native trees

Crowdfunding teams up with schools and community to plant over 2000 native trees

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 11:47 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

Avon-Ōtākaro Network (AvON) has been crowdfunding over the last month partnering with Million Metres and Sustainable Coastlines’ “Love Your Water” programme to plant a wide area of stream that connects Travis Wetland with the Ōtākaro-Avon River.  This is part of the natural restoration Mahinga Kai Exemplar Project in Anzac Drive Reserve, a collaboration led by AvON and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. 

Red zone forest could help solve Christchurch’s winter air pollution

Red zone forest could help solve Christchurch’s winter air pollution

Monday, 27 June 2016 4:58 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

ECan and Regenerate Christchurch should seriously investigate how a red zone forest could help to solve Christchurch’s winter air pollution problem, says community group Greening the Red Zone.

Terms of Reference to be agreed for second peer review of Coastal Hazards Report

Terms of Reference to be agreed for second peer review of Coastal Hazards Report

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:20 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council will be asked to agree to Terms of Reference for the second peer review of the Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor Ltd 2015) at its Council meeting next Thursday.

Success of the ‘Adopt the Avon’ river clean up signals intense community interest in future of red zone waterways

Success of the ‘Adopt the Avon’ river clean up signals intense community interest in future of red zone waterways

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 8:07 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

The huge success of Saturday’s Adopt the Avon part of the Mother of All Cleans Up is an indication of the tremendous community interest in the future health of the Avon River red zone according to Evan Smith of Avon-Ōtākaro Network which coordinated the Avon River event.

Adopt the Avon Brings Christchurch Together

Adopt the Avon Brings Christchurch Together

Friday, 6 May 2016 4:58 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

“Adopt the Avon” Brings Christchurch Together

Backing nature in the red zone will pay financial dividends

Backing nature in the red zone will pay financial dividends

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 12:14 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

By Ashley Campbell

Restless Forest begins its journey

Restless Forest begins its journey

Saturday, 5 December 2015 11:02 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

Greening the Rubble launched their latest and most innovative project, #TheRestlessForest on Wednesday 2 December – a truly transitional native garden that tells its own story.

Scirt errors cause massive water loss in Christchurch

Scirt errors cause massive water loss in Christchurch

Friday, 13 November 2015 6:08 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

About 12 million litres of water went down Christchurch drains in 2014 because of damage caused by road works, demolitions and construction.

Ecologist Says 100-year Plan For East Christchurch Needed to Accommodate Sea-Level Rise

Ecologist Says 100-year Plan For East Christchurch Needed to Accommodate Sea-Level Rise

Thursday, 22 October 2015 5:55 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

A Christchurch ecologist says the development of East Christchurch needs to be properly planned for the next 100 years, to accommodate almost certain sea-level rise.

CTV News Article – opening stage two

CTV News Article – opening stage two

Friday, 11 September 2015 1:58 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

Thank you CTV for attending our opening of stage two on the Pathway. View the News Article here: Stage two opening CTV coverage

CTV News article on Funding for the Pathway

CTV News article on Funding for the Pathway

Friday, 11 September 2015 1:55 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

In July CTV News ran an article about Funding for the Pathway. View it here:

Coastal Pathway set to bring  buzz to Redcliffs

Coastal Pathway set to bring buzz to Redcliffs

Friday, 11 September 2015 1:34 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

The Bay Harbour News 9th September 2015 Together with the improvement of the roading and traffic management and the opening of the new supermarket, the establishment of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway promises to enhance and enliven the Redcliffs Village environment. What began two years ago as an idea to create an amenity that would allow...

Coastal Pathway extends to estuary

Coastal Pathway extends to estuary

Friday, 11 September 2015 1:21 p.m. by CoastalPathway

The Press. Saturday 5th September 2015. The latest stage of Christchurch’s $25 million coastal pathway has opened. Residents gathered to celebrate a further 1km section of the project being completed, which opened up the Avon Estuary for walkers and cyclists. Tim Lindley said the opening was an exciting part of a bigger vision, connecting people...

Greening the Rubble – what we have learned from working in partnership

Greening the Rubble – what we have learned from working in partnership

Sunday, 30 August 2015 1:21 p.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

If Greening the Rubble was a 5-year-old child receiving their first school report I am sure it would say “works well with others”.

Another step forward in restoring the red zone

Another step forward in restoring the red zone

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:52 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

School students from local primary and secondary schools will plant another thousand native seedlings at Anzac Drive Reserve this week while environmental artists Martin Hill and Philippa Jones create a life size sculpture on site.

Public hearing on preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Public hearing on preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 2:38 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

A public hearing about the preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan starts today.

Camp Central

Camp Central

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 1:08 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Camp Central, a temporary campervan park for the Peterborough-Manchester SW corner. With facilities and 24 hour on-site management. Camp Central PDF  

North Col Landscape Project

North Col Landscape Project

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:56 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Information from the North Col Landscape Project Meeting – Thursday 21st, May 2015 North Col Presentation North Col Transitional Landscape Project_Appendix_Version Two_25_02_2015

North Col Streetscape Project

North Col Streetscape Project

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:56 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Information from the North Col Landscape Project Meeting – Thursday 21st, May 2015 North Col Presentation North Col Transitional Landscape Project_Appendix_Version Two_25_02_2015

Red-zone forest park an unmissable opportunity

Red-zone forest park an unmissable opportunity

Friday, 22 May 2015 4:50 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

Returning the Avon River Red Zone to a large native forest park will improve health, wealth and wellbeing – and is an opportunity Christchurch can’t afford to miss.

Our Streets

Our Streets

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 8:37 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Public Notice: Land Use Recovery Plan amendment to date of review and minor amendments

Public Notice: Land Use Recovery Plan amendment to date of review and minor amendments

Friday, 15 May 2015 2:32 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has given approval for amendments to be made to the Land Use Recovery Plan extending the date of the Review from April 2015 to 30 September 2015 and to assist with interpretation of the Recovery Plan.

Different approaches to comparable problems- guest post by Herman Meijburg

Different approaches to comparable problems- guest post by Herman Meijburg

Saturday, 25 April 2015 12:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

After 584 earthquakes and with still some 1100 predicted quakes in the near future, the first natural gas production unit in Groningen, The Netherlands, was finally shut down on April 14th. 

Rebuild and recovery of the Port of Lyttelton closer

Rebuild and recovery of the Port of Lyttelton closer

Tuesday, 7 April 2015 2:50 p.m. by GovtECAN Featured Popular

Environment Canterbury commissioners have approved the preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan to be released for public consultation.

Fish, eels, punts return to cleaner Avon River

Fish, eels, punts return to cleaner Avon River

Saturday, 28 March 2015 2:29 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Whitebait on the move

Whitebait on the move

Monday, 16 March 2015 4:01 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The Canterbury earthquakes devastated the lower reaches of the Heathcote River / Ōpāwaho and its mouth at the Avon-Heathcote estuary.

Victoria Square Redevelopment - Is it Legal?

Victoria Square Redevelopment - Is it Legal?

Thursday, 12 March 2015 10:47 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Victoria Square has been in the spotlight recently due to the plans made by the CCDU to redevelop it. CERA have now backtracked a bit and called for public consultation . Victoria Square is a historically important area to the city with it previously called Market Square. It is an area that was not largely damaged by the earthquakes and serves as a nice green space in the city. The square is protected under the Christchurch City (Reserves) Empowering Act 1971.

PM support buoys coastal path backers

PM support buoys coastal path backers

Sunday, 8 March 2015 10:16 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

The Press 22 August 2014. Key excited about coastal pathway. 

Coastal Pathway will enhance city lifestyle

Coastal Pathway will enhance city lifestyle

Sunday, 8 March 2015 10:01 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

Wouldn’t it be fantastic eventually to have a green pathway into the city? 

Design approval at Beachville offers family area.

Design approval at Beachville offers family area.

Sunday, 8 March 2015 9:49 p.m. by CoastalPathway Popular

The Christchurch Coastal Pathway is a step closer after the final design for the Beachville Rd section was approved on 17th December 2014.

Select Committee Recommendation on AvON Petition

Select Committee Recommendation on AvON Petition

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 9:42 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

In March 2012 Avon-Ōtākaro Network (AvON) presented a petition to Parliament with over eighteen thousand signatures. 

Petes Landing

Petes Landing

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 11:24 p.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Risen from the Rubble – Pete’s Landing At Pete’s Landing at 10 am on Thursday 4 September, Peterborough villagers will welcome new community initiatives and commemorate the 4th anniversary of the first quake. A new flag has been painted by muralist Pops and will be flown, magazine supply refreshed, local school children will read their …

Village submission (August 2014) re City Planning

Village submission (August 2014) re City Planning

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 10:57 p.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Peterborough Village submission (August 2014) re City Planning

Final week to have your say on flood option

Final week to have your say on flood option

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 10:41 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Council consults on preferred option for flood protection

Council consults on preferred option for flood protection

Monday, 10 November 2014 9:56 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council opens consultation on its preferred option to reduce the risk of flooding in the Flockton area on Monday.

Another green blitz on the red zone to cap off Conservation Week

Another green blitz on the red zone to cap off Conservation Week

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 9:50 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

This Sunday will see another round of native planting within the red zone at Anzac Drive Reserve on the last day of Conservation Week 2014.

Expo to Showcase Christchurch’s Transition to the World’s Best Edible Garden City

Expo to Showcase Christchurch’s Transition to the World’s Best Edible Garden City

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:24 a.m. by PRNews Popular

The Edible Canterbury Expo tomorrow, Saturday, 1 November, will showcase efforts to make Christchurch become the world’s best Edible Garden City.

First Place of Tranquility opens

First 'Place of Tranquility' opens

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Greening the Rubble has opened its largest garden so far.

Council identifies preferred option for flood protection

Council identifies preferred option for flood protection

Thursday, 23 October 2014 6:18 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

FESTA 2014 Conservation in the City: Turning Ideas into Reality

FESTA 2014 Conservation in the City: Turning Ideas into Reality

Thursday, 16 October 2014 1:21 p.m. by martinluff Popular

Christchurch District Plan Still a Deep Concern

Christchurch District Plan Still a Deep Concern

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 3:43 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Property Council Of New Zealand

The community is part of the hard decisions around water

The community is part of the hard decisions around water

Monday, 29 September 2014 10:50 a.m. by GovtECAN Popular

 

Threatened native species flourishing in river

Threatened native species flourishing in river

Friday, 26 September 2014 10:44 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Threatened native species such as longfin eels, inanga whitebait and bluegill bullies are already flourishing in new habitats created for them along the Avon River less than four months after the first stage of work to revitalise the river was completed.

Super moon may produce post-quake flooding in coastal areas of Christchurch

Super moon may produce post-quake flooding in coastal areas of Christchurch

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 9:17 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A super large moon tonight may produce some post-quake flooding in low lying parts of Christchurch.

Disneyfield river precinct underwhelms

'Disneyfield' river precinct underwhelms

Saturday, 16 August 2014 1:42 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It must be galling to be giving away $100 million of public money and finding folk so apparently underwhelmed.

Eden NZ – iconic new proposal announced for the east

Eden NZ – iconic new proposal announced for the east

Thursday, 7 August 2014 6:37 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

A new iconic scheme for the recovery of the east has been announced and made available for public comment on EVO::SPACE.

Ground Breaking Planting in Christchurch

Ground Breaking Planting in Christchurch

Monday, 4 August 2014 1:44 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Sumner Community Garden

First chance to help shape red zone’s future

First chance to help shape red zone’s future

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 1:17 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Stormwater management and earthquake recovery key focus for water management meeting

Stormwater management and earthquake recovery key focus for water management meeting

Thursday, 24 July 2014 9:03 a.m. by GovtECAN Popular

The Christchurch-West Melton Zone Committee will hold its monthly water management public meeting on Thursday 24 July (starting at 5pm). 

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

Thursday, 10 July 2014 2:09 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced the Government has agreed to a request by the Christchurch City Council for an accelerated district plan review process.

At the changing of the guard – welcoming new faces, farewelling old

At the changing of the guard – welcoming new faces, farewelling old

Friday, 4 July 2014 5:16 p.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

Change is good and Greening the Rubble has seen a few changes just recently! At our recent strategy meeting it was time to reflect on the year just past, and to look ahead and plan the future. At that meeting our project co-ordinator Rachael Annan announced her resignation, which we accepted with regret.

Natural Environment Recovery Programme progress

Natural Environment Recovery Programme progress

Friday, 4 July 2014 9:16 a.m. by GovtECAN Popular

At a forum in Christchurch last night, many of those who helped develop the Natural Environment Recovery Programme for greater Christchurch  learned more about the considerable progress being made across the 17 workstreams that make up the programme.

Matariki planting signals the first step in greening the red zone

Matariki planting signals the first step in greening the red zone

Thursday, 26 June 2014 6:53 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

Environment Canterbury welcomes Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan decision

Environment Canterbury welcomes Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan decision

Friday, 20 June 2014 2:37 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Today Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee announced that Environment Canterbury to lead the preparation of a Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan.

Council deploys temporary pump operations ahead of forecast wet weather

Council deploys temporary pump operations ahead of forecast wet weather

Sunday, 8 June 2014 6:34 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is installing flood mitigation pump operations in the Flockton/Dudley Creek area. This is ahead of a weather forecast that shows a period of extended rainfall throughout Christchurch and Banks Peninsula, starting Sunday and continuing through to Tuesday.

Mayor’s Flood Taskforce breaks back of flood problem

Mayor’s Flood Taskforce breaks back of flood problem

Thursday, 5 June 2014 1:47 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

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