The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) led a public engagement process called Canvas from July to September 2014. Over 300 people provided their ideas and comments during Canvas for the future use of the red zone land in Kaiapoi, Pines Beach and Kairaki. You can read more in the Canvas Summary Report (released in December 2014).
Here are the comments that were received during Canvas:
- A Big Vision
- Arts and Culture
- Arts, Culture and Heritage
- Business and Commercial
- Business, Economic
- Cass Street
- Children, families
- Community Spaces
- Event Space
- Food Forest
- Green zone gardeners
- Health, environment
- Hedge maze
- Heritage gardens
- L Herbert submission
- Multi Sport complex
- Norman Kirk Fields
- Recreation, fitness
- Transport, Infrastructure and Service
- Trees for the Red zone
A bike park (like the westburn bike park)
People are coming up with some great ideas but they also need to remember that there are people living adjacent to the red zones (in the green zones) and any plans will impact on them. So please people remember the poor green zoned residents when you come up with your ideas. They have already had to put up with so much for almost 4 years just trying to access their properties. I think that this should be mentioned on this website. I note even above the comments box it says " think about the red zone ..." . The adjacent green zones also need to be taken into consideration.
I want to see trams going around the whole of Waimakariri and maybe even trams going to Christchurch from Kaiapoi and Rangiora.
-large open picnic areas
-9 hole free golf course
If one can build on Beach Road, Kaiapoi (prone to terrible flooding, and liquifaction) then one must be able to rebuild in the Kaiapoi North Red Zone... it is currently Residential 2...it should stay as residential 2...the small pockets where historic riverbeds existed... can be turned into Food forests or parks to service the new subdivision...
The land is too valuable due to proximity to the town centre ...
A movie park
A dance pack
Trees planted, including native species, walkways - (no concrete) cycleways etc - (no buildings) picnic tables etc, a place where people can enjoy some time out.
Not residential housing.
Parks, playgrounds, sports fields etc.
Plant native wetland plant species in 90% of area. Plant fruit/nut bearing trees in 10% of areas. Maybe 1% of area for community vegies.
Pines / Kairaki Beaches
As long standing members and Past President and Secretary of The Pines and Kairaki Beaches Residents Association we have been involved in the dialogue with the Waimakariri District Council and CERA of how we wish to see the area in the future and the PKBA submitted a plan to the Waimakariri Districtrict Council which we as residents endorse.
Please be guided by the Residents plan.
We own our section in the Red Zone and although our home was demolished our family stays there on weekends in our Caravan and Motor Home. We are Life Members of The Waimakariri Sailing club, participate in boating,whitebaiting,salmon fishing , beach walking swimming and cycling.. In the long term we intend to rebuild.
Stan and Carole Price
Let nature reclaim it as a sanctuary of native plants. Allow the roads/paths to remain for access but do not spend money maintaining them- they can become walking tracks through the area.
-Bring back market gardens
-Community hubs- halls/sports areas
-Nice big holiday park
A sculture park, a kinetic one, good as kid friendly and adults alike. Incorporated sound, water, land, reflection of quakes and perhaps Kai tahu.
-Roads fixed, we still live here
New name for Courtenay red zone
Names for the Red Zone areas in Kaiapoi
Te Rākai a Heua Reserve
Golden Grove Reserve*
*Kaiapoi Redzone area was known as "Golden Grove subdivision" we shouldn't lose that memory.
Horse trails and wquestrian area- further thought: make sure there are trails suitable for carriage driving enthusiasts
Pines / Kairaki Beaches
I would like some space for horses to come a have a little flat space to do some schooling etc as this would be a great place which you could come to and do some schooling followed by a ride on the beach and through forests, what a magic day that would be!!
There are very few flat spaces where you can go and do and do some schooling (20m x 40m area (dressage size) would be a great start) without haveing to book and pay
Schooling is very important for horses but can be very boring in the home environment , getting out and having space for this is great
Train from Rangiora to the city
Pines / Kairaki Beaches
- The Bush is a small remnant (7.8 hectares or 19 acres) of lowland kahikatea floodplain forest on the Canterbury Plains. It has played an important part in the history of entomology in New Zealand ...
- The order of Lepidoptera has been well studied; of the families found in New Zealand 70% have been collected in the Bush. The majority of families that make up the order of Lepidoptera are moths.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limberlost_Swamp , parts of which were also known as the Loblolly Marsh, originally covered 13,000 acres (53 km²) in eastern Indiana ...
- The wetlands had mixed vegetation and supported a rich biodiversity, significant for local and migrating birds and insects, as well as other animals and life.
- Loblolly Marsh (an alternate name) has already attracted numerous species of birds, animals and insects as the first major section has been restored. ...
- Approximately 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) ...