Greening our red zone
After the earthquakes of 2010-2011, Christchurch has a once-in-several-lifetimes opportunity to bring nature back into the heart of the city.
We can create a red zone forest and wetland park, that benefits not just a few, but ALL of the city. Just as our forebears left us Hagley Park so our legacy can be Avon-Otakaro Forest Park.
Watch the video and read the following pages to find out how creating a forest and wetland park in the Avon River red zone will improve the health and wellbeing of our plants, animals, lands – and people.
Join us on our campaign to green the Avon River red zone, to create a forest and wetland park that is our generation's ecological legacy for all of Christchurch.
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Milky Way banner photo: Fraser Gunn, Lake Tekapo
Regenerate Christchurch missing an essential land-use option
Greening the Red Zone has submitted ito Regenerate Christchurch on its 10 land use options. We believe an essential option is missing: one that treats the area as an integrated ecological, recreational, and visitor attraction. Read more by downloading our submission from our Submissions & presentations page.
Popular 'green spine' vision for Christchurch's red zone missing from options
A popular vision of significantly restoring the ecology of the Christchurch red zone alongside visitor attractions and recreation is "inexplicably missing" from the options put to the public, a community group says. Read more...