• Our city. Our legacy. Our forest park.
    Te takiwā, kā hua a Tāne, he taoka tuku iho.
  • Our city. Our legacy. Our forest park.
    Te takiwā, kā hua a Tāne, he taoka tuku iho.
  • Our city. Our legacy. Our forest park.
    Te takiwā, kā hua a Tāne, he taoka tuku iho.
  • Our city. Our legacy. Our forest park.
    Te takiwā, kā hua a Tāne, he taoka tuku iho.

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.​

The whole city will benefit from returning the Avon River red zone to nature. Greening the Red Zone members explain their vision and hopes for a forest and wetland park for Christchurch

Get involved!

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.

Featured page: Wetlands

Wetlands are important and widely undervalued ecosystems. They play an essential role in easing the effects human settlement has on our environment. We need to put back some of the wetlands we have lost, before it’s too late. 

Watch our video explaining why wetlands are awesome!

Milky Way banner photo: Fraser Gunn, Lake Tekapo

Tell Regenerate Christchurch how you want it to consult!

Draft outline on the Avon River red zone

Regenerate Christchurch has released the draft Outline for the Otakaro/Avon River Corridor, setting out how it will consult. We urge you to read the outline and  make a submission.

We've made it easy for you!

Use our easy form to support our submission. You can use our text and add your own. 

You can read our submission here

It's our red zone, and our legacy. Make sure you have your say in how Regenerate Christchurch consults with you!