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Posted 18 May 2014 by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular
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What’s with the water in our rivers?

Public Forum

Next Saturday 24 May, 2pm – 4:30pm

Wainoni Methodist Church 878 Avonside Drive (opp. Porritt Park)

An important public forum on water quality issues run with the support of Canterbury Water’s local Zone Committee.

Come along and tell us what you think about the quality of the water in our rivers and how it affects you and your family – whether you use it for sport, recreation, fishing, whitebaiting, bird-watching, feeding the ducks or just strolling alongside with your kids or the dog.

Hear about what is being done about the problems and what more can be done.  This is your chance to tell those in a position to influence policy, what you want to see happen.

But don’t wait for the forum you can start now, fill out the on-line survey here - all feedback received will be collated and used to inform proposals for change. 

The more feedback received, the greater the chance the voice of the community will be heard!

Latest Newsletter

Avon-Ōtākaro Network’s latest Newsletter is out now and can be found here.

In this issue we outline what we have been up to, where to find information about proposals for the red zone and how you can provide your feedback on these.


Upcoming Events


Get out the gumboots, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty:

Matariki Planting - the launch of the Mahinga Kai Exemplar

Saturday 28 June

10am – 3pm, Chimera Crescent, Anzac Drive Reserve

A community planting day with 500+ native plants, a school garden and fruit trees to plant to start the new season.

Our first step in greening the red zone! Come join us on this significant and historic occasion.

In collaboration with Ngāi Tahu / Ngāi Tūāhuriri, CCC Park Ranger Service, ECan, DoC, Landcare Research, SCION Research, University of Canterbury, Lincoln University, Freeville Primary School and Living Waters Trust

Other upcoming planting days along the Avon- Ōtākaro waterways and estuary:

TomorrowSunday 18 May     Charlesworth Reserve Planting Gala:  10am – 12pm (Charlesworth Street, off Ferry Road)

Sunday 25 May 2014             South New Brighton Park Tree Planting: 10am – 1pm (Meet at Beatty Street Playground)

Sunday 8 June 2014              South New Brighton Park Tree Planting: 10am – 1pm (Meet at Beatty Street Playground)

Sunday 8 June 2014               Charlesworth Wetland Reserve:3-5pm (Meet at Charlesworth car-park)

Saturday 21 June 2014          Travis Wetland Planting Day:9-12.30pm (Meet Travis Wetland Education Centre on Beach Road)

Want to get seriously into growing plants? AgNZ Get Growing Foundation Horticulture Course: learn more here.

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago, the second best time is now


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