Seasons Greetings from Avon-Otakaro Network
Seasons Greetings from Avon-Otakaro
Seasons Greetings to all our
supporters and partners!
Our end of year message for
2013/14 is attached and includes a summary of our
achievements to date and our key actions for 2014.
you to everyone who has supported us and contributed to our
endeavours. 2014 is shaping up to be a year of significant
progress in the realisation of our vision to turn the Avon
River Residential Red Zone into an ecological and
recreational reserve and river park.
We hope you will
continue with us as we enter the next phase of our journey
(if you think you have the skills and commitment to join our
Strategic Steering Group, please do contact
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