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  • Avondale Red Zone

    by Amanda, over 2 years ago

    My family and I live on the edge of the Avondale red zone near the rowing club. We love living here next to it and the river. It is extremely peaceful and serene. We frequently use the red zone for walks. My children especially enjoy riding their bikes without fears of cars, feeding ducks in the river, watching the rowers from the Avon River rowing club, and fruit picking. Having the variety of fruit trees nearby has taught my children a lot about where food comes from and are starting to recognise the different types of fruit trees. Every time... Continue reading

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  • Avonside loop, dog walking, runners, cyclists, walkers, fruit foragers

    by Rosie, over 2 years ago

    Post earthquake the Avon loop (from Cowlishaw towards the River including, Morris, Keller, Brackon, Avonside Dr etc_ has been a popular spot for dog walkers, runners, fruit forages and everyone else in between.

    These individuals are from varied backgrounds and groups. The only group they commonly share is being part of the users of this area.

    The river there is also a popular spot for kayaks. With excellent parking for everyone.

    The area is abundant with bird life and has many nice sounds.

    This is one of the most charming and beautiful and used area's of the red zone.

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  • St Mary's Stream

    by Rae Mills, over 2 years ago

    When I was born in Fairlie on 3 February 1942, the Allendale/Tondorous area had wetlands, streams and plentiful fish but since then the area has lost most of the wetlands, small streams, swamps etc and now massive man made irrigation sustains the herds. The draining of the Allendale Swamp did much to destroy this once natural bountiful area.

    First memory of the Avon River was at about age 4 (1945) when we lived on a farm at Temuka. Dad and I travelled to Christchurch on the train as he was sitting an Engineers Exam. With time to spare we explored... Continue reading

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  • Avonside.

    by Rosemary, over 2 years ago

    I lived on Avonside drive for over 20 years. It was a fabulous place to live. The day I first drove along side the river when looking to buy my first house in Christchurch I just knew it was going to be the place I wanted to live. It was a great place to raise my family, and we enjoyed the living in such a beautiful place. We were only a 5 minute drive from the central city, yet it felt like living in the country side. I walked around the river everyday while living there and my children were... Continue reading

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  • Artesian wells

    by Ashley, over 2 years ago

    At 48 Orari St, there is a bore to an artesian well, which we used the entire time my parents lived there (48 years). The tap has been removed, and I don't know what's happened to the bore down to it. Maybe the earthquakes changed access to the well. But maybe they didn't and it's just been closed over. The well was in the south-west corner of the section. The water was used to water our vege garden, and the garden by the back entrance.

    I know there were lots of properties around that tapped into artesian wells. Maybe people... Continue reading

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