• 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 the Red Zone in the news

It's an important time for the Avon River Red Zone. On this page you'll find the latest stories about and by Greening the Red Zone. On the next page, you can find lots of interesting information about the Avon River Red Zone, and the importance of environmental regeneration in the Avon River Red Zone.

How much of the red zone needs to go green to support native birds?

At Greening the Red Zone, we often get asked this question: "Why do you want so much?" But it's not what we want that matters: It's what our wildlife needs. Read more...

What is about to happen to Christchurch's red zone?

Six years after the earthquakes, Christchurch can finally start to consider what should happen in the residential red zone. Read more...

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 programme...

Regenerate Christchurch must focus on the big picture and people

Regenerate Christchurch must stay focused on the big picture and people of Christchurch when planning for the Avon River red zone, says community group Greening the Red Zone. Read more...

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

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

Reforesting New Zealand could start in the red zone

Christchurch's Avon River red zone could kick-start an ambitious national goal of creating 1.3 million hectares of new forest to improve health, welath, and wellbeing, say Christchurch red zone campaigners. Read more...

Questions over long-term future of Christchurch's red zone

We respond to the Regenerate Christchurch letter of expectations, saying that every proposal for the red zone must have equal chance to prove its merits. Listen to the Morning Report interview. Read the Press article. Watch the CTV item (starts at 2:57).

Red zone gift would be a wise investment

One question that's playing heavily on our collective minds this year is: what's going to happen to the Avon River Red Zone? Read more...

Eyes East Episode 5 Part 2

Ashley Campbell and Professor Glenn Stewart outline plans for restoring the green infrastructure by greening the red zone as a city-to-sea forest park. Watch video (Greening the Red Zone section starts at 3:52)

Eden NZ would make a false environment when the real one's just outside

When the plans for Eden New Zealand, in the Avon River red zone, were announced last year, I was an instant convert. Read more...

Plan to make the Avon River red zone a native forest park

Christchurch's abandoned Avon River red zone could become a green oasis if plans to turn it into a native forest park come to fruition. Read more...

Turning red zone land into native forest

Watch the CTV News story on YouTube

Red-zone forest park an unmissable opportunity

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. Read more...

Turn the red-zone green says environment group

A Christchurch environment group is proposing turning more than 400 hectares of the residential red-zone into native forest. Read more...

Painting the red zone green

Cantabrians are still waiting to hear what the Government plans to do with earthquake-damaged red zone land, but members of one community group are getting on with making their idea a reality. Read more...

Bringing tui back to the city

The rebuild of Christchurch provides a chance to attract tui back to the city – if people grow the right plants to feed them. Read more...

On the next page: Research & reading