River News

Monday 13 July 2020

Erosion and sediment control reviews may lead to on-the-spot fines


Friday 10 July 2020

Local superhero rewarded for his efforts


Monday October 8 2018

CCC spends $5.8m buying up flood-prone homes


Tuesday 26 June 2018

Bank Stabilisation work reaches halfway mark


Sunday May 13 2018

Sucessful Mother of all Clean-ups event


Sunday March 4 2018

Flood prone homes along Ōpāwaho Heathcote bought by CCC


Tuesday, 04 April 2017

OHRN response to Port Hills Fires

The week of 13 February 2017 will be long remembered for the devastating Port Hills Fire.  Our hearts are with the family of Steven Askin the helicopter pilot who died fighting the fires, and with the families whose houses were destroyed. A great deal of the vegetation on the hills was ...

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Saturday, 01 April 2017

Did you know the Opawaho Heathcote River has a Facebook page?

Did you know that the Opāwaho Heathcote River has a Facebook page? First established in 2014, this page has been a great success and now has 631 likes. Whilst the Opāwaho Heathcote river hasn't achieved the same legal status as the Whanganui River, the ...

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Friday, 31 March 2017

OHRN Update: a year in review

The last year has been busy for the Opawaho Heathcote River Network as we worked to further our vision of an '...ecologically healthy river that people take pride in, enjoy and care for.' We have Made a submission to the CCC Consent Application to discharge water and other contaminants ...

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Friday, 31 March 2017

Mother of All Clean Ups - Saturday 13 May 2017

Last year the Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network, along with the Avon Heathcote Ihutai Trust and the Avon-Otakaro Network organised a city-wide clean-up of our waterways. There was great community support with over 1,300 volunteers joining in to collect around 20 tonnes of rubbish from our ...

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Friday, 31 March 2017

Can you help? OHRN Newsletter Editor Wanted

The Opāwaho Heathcote River Network requires a Newsletter editor. The newsletter will be sent out two or three times a year via a web-content management system hosted by a local provider, EDIY . Whilst the editor may write some articles, the main tasks are to upload content (text ...

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Friday, 31 March 2017

OHRN Website Launched!

The Opawaho Heathcote River Network has a new website! It includes information about the river as well as updates of our community partner oganisations. Thanks to Katie Nimmo for creating the website, and the myriad of agencies and organisations from which much of the technical and social ...

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