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Information boards and native planting brought this site to life

Nature Play

Nature Play was a place for families to discover – through free play – what is special about Canterbury plants and wildlife. Opened in 2013 in partnership with the Department of Conservation the educational play space was designed by landscape architect Hilary Wetton.

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Linwood Tiny Shops Village

Linwood Tiny Shops Village is a collection of small buildings set in a landscaped garden which hosts community-led activities, workshops, shops and a cafe since opening in February 2019. Creating Tiny Shops Village was a collaboration with Christchurch City Council who funded and supported the work, and Te Whare Roimata who operate the village as part of a wider programme of community development projects in Christchurchs’ Inner City East.

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Tuna Taone Eel Artworks and log round steppers on the banks of the Ōtākaro Avon River at Riverbend Refuge

Riverbend Refuge

Riverbend Refuge, is a project on the banks of the Avon Ōtākaro River which was completed in stages between 2018 - 2019. The first stage of the project saw The Green Lab and Avon-Ōtākaro Network working with Wood ltd. in response to the unprecedented opportunity to restore native riparian habitat and mahinga kai values throughout the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor (ŌARC). After allowing new native planting to establish, we designed and installed seating platforms around two trees on site. A commissioned poem by Kaumatua Teoti Jardine is inscribed onto tree rounds forming a pathway that connects the seating, allowing visitors to traverse through the riparian planting and mihi to the river.

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