• 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: Meeting needs

Regenerate Christchurch has identified eight community needs for the future of the red zone. Returning the Avon River red zone to nature meets seven out of those eight needs. Here's how... 

Milky Way banner photo: Fraser Gunn, Lake Tekapo

Submissions on the Red Zone Futures exhibition have closed

Submissions on the Red Zone Futures exhibition have now closed. We will keep you up-to-date with any developments. 

Regenerate gets two green thumbs up!

The recent "green spine" announcement from Regenerate Christchurch is a shot in the arm for community groups, volunteers and residents who have been asking for this outcome for a long time. Read more...​​

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