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.
Featured page: Our dark sky
Nature doesn’t stop when the sun goes down, it just gets more cosmic.
How wonderful it will be to lie down in a forest park clearing under a starlit sky, and see the whole vault of the heavens, the Magellanic Clouds and count shooting stars. Read more...
Milky Way banner photo: Fraser Gunn, Lake Tekapo
Greening the Red Zone in the news
Slicing up the red zone
A first tentative step has been taken to address the future of Christchurch's vast residential red zone. Read more...
Eastern Rising – Red zone projects
As public consultation on the red zone kicks off, and not a moment too soon, we consider the potential future of Christchurch's awaiting river red zone. Listen to the full radio programme...