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Christchurch City Council, Harris Consulting. (n.d.) Climate Change Case Study: Assessment of the impacts of sea level rise on floodplain management planning for the Avon River. (prepared for NZ Climate Change Office, Ministry for the Environment)
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Keywords: Avon - Heathcote Estuary, avon River, climate change, damage assessment, economic costs, financial costs, flood events, flooding, present value of costs, sea level rise, sea levels, stopbanks, storm event probability, tidal barrage, wet weather events.
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(2012) Canterbury regional urban stream sediment and biofilm quality survey. #ISBN 978- 1-927195-4. (Golder Associates, prepared for Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: Arsenic, Avon River, Avon-Heathcote Estuary, Biofilm Quality, Cadmium, Chromium, Contaminants, Copper, Halswell River, Heathcote river, Instream Ecological Values, Interim Sediment Quality Guidelines, ISQG, Lead, Mecury, Metals and Metalloids, Nickel, organic carbon, PAHs, Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons, Sediment, Styx River, Trace Elements, urban land use, Urban Stream, Zinc, Zinc.
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Cochrane, T., o'Sullivan, A.D., Wicke, D.. (2012) Heavy metal contamination in an urban stream fed by contaminated air-conditioning and stormwater discharges. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Vol. 19. Page(s) 903-911.
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Keywords: air conditioning, air conditioning discharge, avon, discharge, metal concentration, metal contamination, okeover Stream, stormwater, stormwater flow, water quality.
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Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR). (2012) Microbial Quality of the Avon River: The Effect of Major Earthquakes and Subsequent Discharges on the Quality of the Water and Sediments in the Avon River. (prepared for the Ministry of Health, Ministry for the Environment, Community and Public Health, Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Avon River, Campylobacter, Canterbury earthquakes, Christchurch earthquakes, contamination events, cryptosporidium, E. Coli, earthquakes, faecal indicator, faecal source tracking, faecal source tracking, giardia, health risk, indicator, indicator bacteria, Pathogens, recreational water, samples, water quality, water sampling.
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James, Alex, McMurtie, Shelley. (2012) Post-Quake Ecology of the Lower Avon River: Current State of the Fish and Invertebrate Community. #978-1-927222-11-9. (EOS Ecology, prepared for Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Aquatic habitat, aquatic species, Avon River, Earthquake, effect, fauna, fish, Invertebrate, macrophytes, raw sewerage, sediment mobilisation, sewerage, untreated sewerage.
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Ancion, P-Y, Harding, J S, Lear, G, Lewis, G. D. (2012) Use of bacterial communities to assess the ecological health of a recently restored stream. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. Vol. 46. #3. Page(s) 291-301.
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Keywords: bacterial community, benthic invertebrate biodiversity, ecological health indicators, indicators, macroinvertebrate, macroinvertebrate community, modified waterawy, okeover Stream, stream health, stream restoration, university of Canterbury, water quality indicators.

Christchurch City Council. (2011) Central City Plan: Draft Central City Recovery Plan - For Ministerial Approval December 2011. Vol. 1. #ISBN 978-0-9876571-4. (Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Avon River, groundwater, stormwater, stormwater management, surface water, wastewater, water quality.
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James, Alex, McMurtie, Shelley. (2011) Christchurch February Earthquake: Effect on Freshwater Fish of the Upper Avon River. #ISBN: 978-1-927195-8. (EOS Ecology: Aquatic Research Consultants, prepared for Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Avon River, Bank collapse, bank slumping, bluegill bully, brown trout, changes, Christchurch earthquakes, common bullies, common bully, Earthquake, fish, fish community, freshwater fish, giant bully, liquefaction, longfin eel, raw sewerage, sampling, sand/silt, shortfin eels, streambed uplift, suspended sediment, suspended silt, trends, Upland bullies, upland bully, upper avon river, wastewater, yellow eyed mullet.
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James, Alex, McMurtie, Shelley. (2011) Christchurch February Earthquake: Effect on Invertebrates of the Lower Rivers. #ISBN: 978-1-927195-8. (EOS Ecology: Aquatic Research Consultants, prepared for Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Aquatic ecosystems, Aquatic invertebrates, Avon River, broken wastewater pipe, Christchurch, christchurch earthquakes, February earthquake, Heathcote River.
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Blair, Winsome, Taylor, Mark. (2011) Effects of seismic activity on Inaka spawning grounds on City rivers. #ISBN 978-1-927195-89. (Aquatic Ecology Ltd, prepared for Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Avon, Avon River, Christchurch earthquakes, earthquake, galaxias, Galaxias maculatus, Heathcote, heathcote river, inaka, inanga, liquefaction, september earthquake, spawning habitats, Styx River, suspended silt, whitebait.
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Hudson, N, Rutherford, J C. (2011) Effects of wastewater overflows on oxygen and ammonia in the Avon and Heathcote Rivers. #ISBN 978-1-927195-85. (NIWA, prepared for Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: 2011 earthquake, ammonia, Avon River, Dissolved Oxygen, earthquake, fish, heathcote river, invertebrates, plants, siltation.
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Waters, Sean. (2011) Getting the stormwater message across: Supporting information on the effects of selected residential activities on stormwater quality (with particular reference to the aquatic ecosystems of the Avon River/ ?t ?karo and Heathcote River/. #ISBN 978-1-927195-33. (Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management, prepared for Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: Avon River, BAC EDTA, Catchments, Concentration, DDAC, Ecological Impacts, Heathcote river, Metals, Opawaho, Otakaro, Petroleum Hydrocarbons, Sodium Hypochlorite, stormwater, Urban land use, Water Quality.
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Bolton-Ritchie, Lesley. (2011) Healthy Estuary and Rivers of the City Water quality and ecosystem health monitoring programme of Ihutai Water quality for contact recreation: Summary report on data collected over the summer of 2010-2011. #ISBN 978-1-927146-44. (Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: Avon - Heathcote Estuary, Avon River, Contact recreation guideline, E coli, E coli, escherichia coli, faecal contamination, heathcote river, microbial assessment category (MAC), recreation, sanitary inspection category (SIC), sewerage disposal, stormwater drains, suitability for recreation grade (SFRG), water quality.
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Bolton-Ritchie, Lesley. (2011) Healthy Estuary and Rivers of the City: Water quality and ecosystem health monitoring programme of Ihutai: The sediments and biota of the Avon- Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai and tidal reaches of the Avon and Heathcote rivers: Summary report on data collected i. #ISBN 978-1-927146-41. (Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: anemones, animals, biota, birds, cockles, contaminants, crabs, estuary, grain size, hoppers, mudflats, organic matter content, oxygenated, salinity, sediment, sediment quality, shellfish worms, snails, tidal reaches, water quality.
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Stevenson, Michele. (2011) Healthy Estuary and Rivers of the City: Water quality and ecosystem health monitoring programme of Ihutai: Water quality of the Avon and Heathcote rivers: Summary report on data collected in 2010. #ISBN 978-1-927146-46. (Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: ammonia, ammonia nitrogen, ANZECC, Avon River, biochemical oxygen demand, biota, Cadmium, concentrations, Copper, dissolved Oxygen, Dissolved reactive phosphorus, DRP, ecosystem health, Escherichia coli, groundwater fed, heathcote river, heavy metals, heavy metals, land use, lead, mercury, nitrate-nitrite nitrogen, NNN, nutrients, oxygen, River habitiat, spring-fed, suspended sediment, suspended soils, trigger levels, turbidity, water quality, water quality parameters, zinc.
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Reck, R A, Thorpe, H R. (2010) Habitat Restoration: An Aspect of Sustainable Management. Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Page(s) 231-238. (Linton Atlantic Books, Ltd)
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Keywords: Avon River, birdlife, birds, ecosystem, fish, habitat, habitat restoration, Heathcote River, historical overview, history, invertebrate, jacksons Creek, nottingham Creek, papanui, riparian, riparian vegetation, smacks Creek, steamwharf, styx catchment, Styx River, sustainability, sustainable management, swamp, waterway, waterway restoration.

Bolton-Ritchie, Lesley. (2010) Healthy Estuary and Rivers of the City: Water quality and ecosystem health monitoring programme of Ihutai: The sediments and biota of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai and tidal reaches of the Avon and Heathcote rivers: Summary report on data collected in. #ISBN 978-1-927146-07. (Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: anemones, animals, biota, birds, cockles, contaminants, crabs, estuary, grain size, hoppers, mudflats, organic matter content, oxygenated, salinity, sediment, sediment quality, shellfish worms, snails, tidal reaches, water quality.
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Horn, Chrys. (2010) Waitaha Wai: Waterways of Christchurch. #ISBN: 978-1-877574-0. (Environment Canterbury Regional Council and Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Avon River, Avon-Heathcote Estuary, brooklands estuary, Brooklands Lagoon, Cashmere Stream, christchurch water supply, drainage, groundwater, halswell river, Ihutai, maori water values, monitoring, Ngai Tahu, Pollution, stream monitoring, styx catchment, surface water, Travis Swamp, Travis Wetland, values, water quality, water supplies, water values.
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Anstey, Nicola. (2010) Water quality and environmental monitoring of the Avon and Heathcote Rivers. Vol. Master of Applied Sc. (Lincoln University)
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Keywords: acidity, Avon River, baseline, Biochemical oxygen demand, biological parameters, Conductivity, discharge consent, discharges, dissolved Oxygen, dissolved reactive phosphorus, DRP, E coli, E. coli, faecal coliform concentrations, Heathcote River, long term patterns, long term trends, monitoring, nitrate-nitrite nitrogen, NNN, pollution, stormwater, suspended solids, temperature, turbidity, water quality, water quality parameters.
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Cochrane, T., Funnell, E., Hutchinson, J., O'Sullivan, A.D., Wicke, D.. (2009) Developing a rainfall contaminant relationship model for Christchurch urban catchments. 2009 Stormwater Conference, 29 Apr-1 May 2009.
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Keywords: Avon River, Clyde Road carpark, Contaminant concentrations, Copper, lead, modelling, rainfall contaminant relationship, stormwater, stormwater conditions, stormwater contaminants, zinc.
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Gilpin, Brent, Moriarty, Elaine. (2009) Faecal source tracking in the Avon River, Christchurch March - May 2009. #ISBN 978-1- 877542-0. (Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, prepared for Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: Avon River, disease, E coli, Escherichia coli, faecal coliform concentrations, faeces, Fluorescent Whitening Agents, health Risks, public health problem, Recreation, Recreational water standards, samples, sewerage disposal, source tracking, storm rain, water quality.
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Bolton-Ritchie, Lesley. (2009) Healthy estuary and rivers of the City Water quality and ecosystem health monitoring programme of Ihutai Water quality for contact recreation: Summary report on data collected over the summer of 2008-2009. #ISBN: 978-1-877542-2. (Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: Avon - Heathcote Estuary, Avon River, Contact recreation guideline, E coli, E coli, escherichia coli, faecal contamination, heathcote river, microbial assessment category (MAC), recreation, sanitary inspection category (SIC), sewerage disposal, stormwater drains, suitability for recreation grade (SFRG), water quality.
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Bolton-Ritchie, Lesley. (2009) Healthy estuary and rivers of the City: Water quality and ecosystem health monitoring programme of Ihutai: The sediments and biota of the Avon- Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai and tidal reaches of the Avon and Heathcote rivers: Summary report on data collected i. #ISBN: 978-1-877542-2.
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Keywords: anemones, animals, biota, birds, cockles, contaminants, crabs, estuary, grain size, hoppers, mudflats, organic matter content, oxygenated, salinity, sediment, sediment quality, shellfish worms, snails, tidal reaches, water quality.
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Stevenson, Michele. (2009) Healthy estuary and rivers of the City: Water quality and ecosystem health monitoring programme of Ihutai: Water quality of the Avon and Heathcote rivers: Summary report on data collected in 2008. #ISBN: 978-1-877542-2. (Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: ammonia, ammonia nitrogen, ANZECC, Avon River, biochemical oxygen demand, biota, Cadmium, concentrations, Copper, dissolved Oxygen, Dissolved reactive phosphorus, DRP, ecosystem health, Escherichia coli, groundwater fed, heathcote river, heavy metals, heavy metals, land use, lead, mercury, nitrate-nitrite nitrogen, NNN, nutrients, oxygen, River habitiat, spring-fed, suspended sediment, suspended soils, trigger levels, turbidity, water quality, water quality parameters, zinc.
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Van den Ende, W Partridge, T. (2008) Aquatic Plants in Christchurch River Systems. (The Styx - Living Laboratory Trust)
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Keywords: aquatic ecosystems, aquatic plant species, Avon River, biodiversity, Heathcote river, management trends, plant communities, plant survey, sampling, styx River.
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Murray, Daniel, Tipler, Cliff. (2008) Assessment of Effects on the Environment: Discharge of Overflows from the Christchurch Wastewater Network to the Avon and Heathcote Catchments. (URS New Zealand Limited, prepared for Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: ANZECC, Assessment of Environmental Effects, Avon - Heathcote Estuary, Avon River, Avon River Catchment, Christchurch wastewater, consultation, cultural values, dilution, discharge permit, discharge to waterways, ecological values, faecal coliform concentrations, flow, flow characteristics, heathcote river, Heathcote River Catchment, heavy metals, kaitiakitanga, mahinga kai, overflow, recreational values, resource consent, stakeholders, taxa, transitional Regional Plan, wastewater, wastewater network, water quality, wet weather events.
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Bolton-Ritchie, Lesley. (2008) Healthy Estuary and Rivers of the City: Water quality and ecosystem health monitoring programme of Ihutai Water quality for contact recreation Summary report on data collected over the summer of 2007-2008. #ISBN: 978-1-86937-83. (Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: Avon - Heathcote Estuary, Avon River, Contact recreation guideline, E coli, E coli, escherichia coli, faecal contamination, heathcote river, microbial assessment category (MAC), recreation, sanitary inspection category (SIC), sewerage disposal, stormwater drains, suitability for recreation grade (SFRG), water quality.
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Stevenson, Michele. (2008) Healthy Estuary and Rivers of the City: Water quality and ecosystem health monitoring programme of Ihutai: Water quality of the Avon and Heathcote rivers: Summary report on data collected in 2007. #ISBN: 978-1-86937-83. (Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: ammonia, ammonia nitrogen, ANZECC, Avon River, biochemical oxygen demand, biota, Cadmium, concentrations, Copper, dissolved Oxygen, Dissolved reactive phosphorus, DRP, ecosystem health, Escherichia coli, groundwater fed, heathcote river, heavy metals, heavy metals, land use, lead, mercury, nitrate-nitrite nitrogen, NNN, nutrients, oxygen, River habitiat, spring-fed, suspended sediment, suspended soils, trigger levels, turbidity, water quality, water quality parameters, zinc.
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Christchurch City Council. (2007) Avon River/Otakaro (Central City) Masterplan. (Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: avon River, Avon River/Otakaro, birds, cultural heritage, ecology, ecosystem health, exotic vegetation, garden city image, indigenous vegetation, mahinga kai, management, natural heritage, Ngai Tahu, Otakaro, protection, river, river bed habitat, river health, stormwater management, urban legibility, use, water flow, water quality.
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Harding, J S, McIntosh, A R, Winterbourn, M. (2007) Response of the benthic fauna of an urban stream during six years of restoration. New Zealand Natural Sciences. Vol. 32. Page(s) 1-12.
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Keywords: benthic, benthic fauna, benthic invertebrate biodiversity, benthic invertebrate fauna, benthic invertebrates, invertebrate, okeover Stream, patterns, restoration, species distribution, stream restoration, trends, waterway restoration.

Burge, P. I. (2007) Sedimentation in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai - an analysis of past and present studies. (prepared for Environment Canterbury Regional Council and the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust)
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Keywords: annual sediment load, Avon River, Avon-Heathcote Estaury, christchurch outfall, christchurch wastewater, Christchurch wastewater treatment plant, Contaminant concentrations, estuary, future research, Heathcote River, literature review, nutrient levels, organic composition, organic contaminants, outfall drains, recommendations, review, sediment, sediment inputs, sediment load, sediment size, sedimentation.
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Blakely, T, Harding, J S, McIntosh, A R, Winterbourn, M. (2006) Barriers to the recovery of aquatic insect communities in urban streams. Freshwater Biology. Vol. 51. #9. Page(s) 1634-1645.
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Keywords: Avon River, benthic, benthic community, caddisflies, christchurch urban waterways, culvert, Heathcote River, okeover Stream, restoration, road culverts, species, taxa, waterway restoration.

Dodson, Sarah. (2006) Reality versus Perception: User Perceptions of the Avon and Heathcote Rivers.
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Keywords: Avon catchment, Avon River, Christchurch water quality, Heathcote catchment, Heathcote river, perceptions, public awareness, Public perspectives, sampling, water quality.
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Blakely, T, Harding, J S, McIntosh, A R. (2003) Impacts of Urbanisation on Okeover Stream, Christchurch. (Freshwater Ecology Research Group, University of Canterbury)
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Keywords: Aquatic ecology, aquatic health, avon stream, benthic invertebrate biodiversity, benthic invertebrates, culverts, ecological health indicators, fauna, invertebrate fauna, Okeover Stream, physical characteristics, restoration, sampling, sediment, sediment, stream health, streams, surface water quality, University of Canterbury, waimairi Stream, water chemistry, water quality, waterway restoration.
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Duncan, Maurice J, Hicks, Murray. (2001) The lower Avon River: why is the salt marsh area eroding?. (National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd, prepared for Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Avon River, Bridge Street Bridge, erosion, estuary, Historical trends, Juncus maratimus, patterns, salt marsh, sea rush salt marsh, stopbank, trends.

Blakely, T, Harding, J S. (20005) Longitudinal Patterns in Benthic Communities in an Urban Stream under Restoration. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. Vol. 39. Page(s) 17-28.
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Keywords: ANZECC, avon River, benthic fauna, benthic macroinvertebrate, biological communities, hydrological characteristics, ISQG, macroinvertebrate community, okeover Stream, restoration, riparian, stream restoration, taxa, Taxonomic analysis, Trigger levels, trigger values, urban stream, waimairi Stream.
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Scott, David M. (2000) Christchurch Groundwater Investigation: Simulation of alternative groundwater abstraction scenarios and their effect on baseflows of the Avon and Heathcote Rivers. (Environment Canterbury)
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Keywords: Avon River, Christchurch-West Melton groundwater system, computer simulations, estimation, future management, groundwater abstraction, Heathcote River, modelling, saltwater intrusion, spring fed streams, stream depletion, surface groundwater interface, Unconfined/confined, water balance.

Plew, D. R. (2000) Transverse Velocities and Shear Stresses in River Bends. Vol. Master of Civil Engi. Page(s) 183. (University of Canterbury)
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Keywords: Avon River, bed shear stress, bed stress, channel, channel bends, flow velocity, modelling, shear stress, stream bends, velocity profiles, Waimari Stream.

Gilson, M, Mitchell, K. (1999) Christchurch City Surface Water Quality Data 1995-97. Water Quality trends 1986-97. Page(s) 253. (Christchurch City Council Waste Management Unit Laboratory)
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Keywords: Avon River, Avon River Catchment, bacteria, bacteria concentrations, Halswell Junction Road Retention Basin, Halswell River, Halswell River catchment, Heathcote River, Heathcote River Catchment, heavy metal concentrations, heavy metals, oxidation ponds, rainfall data, styx River, Styx River catchment.

(1999) Study of the Effects of Sea Level Rise for Christchurch. (Tonkin and Taylor Ltd, prepared for Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Avon - Heathcote Estuary, Avon River, Brooklands Lagoon, Christchurch, climate change, coastal processes, erosion, estimates of sea level rise, groundwater, heathcote river, impacts, Inundation, planning, protection measures, river bank erosion, salinity, Sea level rise, sediment supply, sedimentation, storm effects, Waimakariri River, water levels.
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McCombs, Kate. (1998) Changes in Riparian Vegetation along the Avon, Heathcote and Styx Rivers 1992/93-1996/97. (Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Heathcote river, plant species, riparian vegetation, river bank, riverbank, sampling, Styx River, vegetation control Avon River.
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Gilson, M. (1996) Christchurch City Surface Water Quality Data 1994-95. (Christchurch City Waste Management Unit Laboratory, prepared for Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Avon catchment, Avon River, Avon-Heathcote Estuary, bacteria, bacteriological concentrations, biological data, chemical data, Christchurch rivers, drains, Estuary, Halswell catchment, Halswell River, Heathcote catchment, Heathcote River, heavy metals, metal concentrations, monitoring, oxidation ponds, raw data, Styx Catchment, Styx River, surface water, tributaries, water quality data.

Corboy, Craig. (1995) The Avon River: a recreational resource. Vol. Diploma of Parks and. (University of Canterbury)
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Keywords: Avon River, history, recreation, recreational use.
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Robb, J.A.. (1994) Christchurch City Surface Water Quality Data 1993-94. (Christchurch City Council Waste Management Unit Laboratory, prepared for Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Avon catchment, Avon River, Avon-Heathcote Estuary, bacteria, bacteriological concentrations, biological data, chemical data, Christchurch rivers, drains, Estuary, Halswell catchment, Halswell River, Heathcote catchment, Heathcote River, heavy metals, metal concentrations, monitoring, oxidation ponds, raw data, Styx Catchment, Styx River, surface water, tributaries, water quality data.

Collier, K J, Roper-Lindsay, Judith. (1994) Restoration of Aquatic Habitats: Tales of the Riverbank - examples of bank restoration on urban rivers. New Zealand Limnological Society 1993 Annual Conference. Page(s) 125-143. (Department of Conservation)
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Keywords: Avon River, bank collapse, bank erosion, Bank restoration, brown trout, calcium, ecological values, galaxias, Heathcote river, mud crabs, reno mattresses, Restoration, river bank, saltwater, slumpting, sodium, willows, woolston cut.
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Canterbury Regional Council. (1994) Shining Waters – Issues of an Urban Catchment. (Canterbury Regional Council)
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Keywords: Avon River, Avon-Heathcote Estuary, bank erosion, discharges, ecology, estuarine environment, Heathcote River, industrial pollution, land use, landscape values, mud crabs, oxidation ponds, Planning Issues, recreation, salinity, sewerage, urban development, urbanisation, Water Quality, wetland, wildlife population, Woolston Cut.

Robb, J. A. (1993) Christchurch City Surface Water Quality Data: 1992-93. (Christchurch City Council Drainage and Waste Management Unit Laboratory, prepared for the Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Avon river, Avon-Heathcote Estaury, bacteriological, cadmium, cashmere stream, chemical, chloride, chromium, city outfall drain, copper, dissolved oxygen, dissolved reactive phosphorus, Dudley Creek, E Coli, faecal coliforms, halswell river, haytons drain, Heathcote river, heavy metal concentration, heavy metals, Horseshoe Lake, kaputone stream, knights steram, lead, metal concentrations, moncks bay, nickel, nitrate, Nottingham stream, oxidation ponds, ph, smacks creek, styx river, Suspended solids, Waiarapa Stream, Waimairi Stream, zinc.

McCombs, Kate, Partridge, Trevor. (1992) Vegetation of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary, Christchurch. (prepared for the Parks Unit, Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: avon river, Avon-Heathcote Estaury, bexley, calders green, estuary, heathcote river, Ihutai, marsh, oxidation pond, penguin st, rat island, sandy point, sea rush, sea rush salt marsh, south brighton, vegetation characteristics, vegetation distribution, vegetation survey, wetland.

Roper-Lindsay, Judith. (1991) Environmental Manual: Rivers Engineering Works in Canterbury Region. #ISBN: 1-86937-138-0. (Boffa Miskell Partners, prepared for Canterbury Regional Council)
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Keywords: Avon River, BAnks Peninsula Streams, canterbury rivers, catchment map, cultural sites, ecological times, Ellesmere area streams, Ellesmere system, habitats, halswell River, Hawkins, Heathcote River, Hororata River, Irwell, kaituna river, long bay stream, maps, okuti river, Rakaia River, Selwyn River, significant sites, species, Styx River, Waianiwaniwa River, waterway threats.

Biggs, Barry J, Close, M E. (1989) Periphyton biomass dynamics in gravel bed rivers: the relative effects of flows and nutrients. Freshwater Biology. Vol. 22. Page(s) 209-231.
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Keywords: alpine rivers, Ashley, Avon River, biomass, chlorophyll A concentration, dissolved reactive phosphorus, drp, flows, foothill river, nitrogen, nutrient, Periphyton, periphyton Biomass, periphyton chlorophyll river flow, Rakaia, regulation, Selwyn River, spring fed river, WAimakariri River.
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Dang, Oanh, Gilson, M, Gnad, P. A, Robb, J. A., Rowell, P. B, Sibly, K. J, Sutherland, B. E, van der Velden, H. N. (1988) Heavy Metals in the Rivers and Estuaries of Metropolitan Christchurch and Outlying Areas. (Christchurch Drainage Board)
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Keywords: Avon River, Avon-Heathcote Estuary, biota, Christchurch Drainage Board, Christchurch treatment works, city outfall drain, cockles, copper, Heathcote River, heavy metal concentration, heavy metals, lead, mudflat snails, oxidation ponds, raw data, sampling, sediment characteristics, sediment size, spatial distribution, Styx River, wasterwater treatment, water resources, zinc.

Barker, Rachel, Couling, Ken, Cutler, Alan, O’Brien, Leanne, Rance, Chris, Watson, Allan, Weston, Jeff. (1988) Restoring the Waterways within the University of Canterbury: A Partnership Plan – Analysis and Preliminary Proposals. (The Waterway and Wetlands Team, Water Services Unit, Christchurch City Council)
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Keywords: Avon River, ecological values, ecology, Ilam River, in-stream values, management, Okeover Stream, restoration, riparian vegetation, self-maintaining, stream bank, stream bed, stream flows, sustainability, University of Canterbury, Water quality, water quantity.

Carroll, K. D, Robb, J. A. (1986) A Botanical Survey of Rivers in the Metropolitan Christchurch Area and Outlying Districts: The Avon, Heathcote and Styx Rivers and their tributaries. (Christchurch Drainage Board)
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Keywords: aquatic macrophytes, Avon catchment, Avon River, Christchurch Drainage Board, Heathcote catchment, Heathcote River, Horseshoe lake, species characteristics, species distribution, Styx catchment, Styx River, taxa, taxanomic, weed beds.

Fergusson, Jack E, Purchase, Nigel G. (1986) The Distribution and Geochemistry of Lead in River Sediments, Christchurch, New Zealand. Environmental Pollution (Series B). Vol. 12. Page(s) 203-216.
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Keywords: Avon River, contamination, heathcote river, lead, lead concentrations, river flow, sediment profile.
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Pryor, R J. (1984) The Avon River: a recreation reserve for Christchurch. Vol. Diploma of Landscape. Page(s) 86. (Lincoln University)
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Keywords: Aesthetic, aesthetics, Avon - Heathcote Estuary, Avon Loop, Avon River, historical overview, history, kerrs Reach, land ownership, Public Access, Recreation, visual characteristics.
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Walker, E. A. (1983) Water – New Zealand Impressions. (Whitcoulls Publishers)
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Keywords: Avon River, Lake Coleridge, Rakaia River, Surface Water.

Robb, J. A. (1980) A Biological Survey of Rivers in the Metropolitan Christchurch Area and Outlying Districts: The Avon, Heathcote and Styx Rivers and their tributaries. (Christchurch Drainage Board)
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Keywords: aquatic macrophytes, Avon catchment, Avon River, biological data, biological survey, city outfall drain, Heathcote Catchment, Heathcote River, horseshoe lake, invertebrate fauna, invertebrate taxa, macrophytes, raw data, sampling, sediment characteristics, Styx catchment, Styx River, surface water, taxa, water chemistry, water quality.

Mulcock, C M. (1976) Bacteriological Studies of the Avon River, Christchurch, N.Z.. Joint Centre for Environmental Sciences: University of Canterbury and Lincoln College. Vol. Master of Science. (University of Canterbury)
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Keywords: animal pollution, Avon, Avon River, bacteria, baseline, faecal coliform concentrations, low flows, pollution, rainfall, rainfall intensities, runoff, salmonella, water quality, wet weather events.
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Powell Fenwick and Partners, Royds Sutherland and McLeay. (1973) Report on Christchurch Drainage Investigation, with special reference to the Avon and Heathcote Rivers and Estuary. (Royds, Sutherland and McLeay and Powell Fenwick and Partners (Consulting Engineers), prepared for the Christchurch Drainage Board)
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Keywords: Avon River, Avon-Heathcote Estuary, barrages, channel improvement, Christchurch Drainage Board, Christchurch flooding, costs, drainage, dredging, flood flows, flood frequency, flood mitigation, flooding, flooding, Heathcote River, river diversion, river mouth pumping, stockbanks, stormwater flooding, tidal flooding, waterway enlargement, Woolston Cut.

Scott, E. F. (1963) Christchurch Data: Notes and Comments on the Christchurch Drainage and Sewerage Systems. (Christchurch Drainage Board)
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Keywords: Avon River, Christchurch Drainage, Christchurch Drainage Board, climate, drainage, drainage, Flood events, flooding, Heathcote River, historical data, land drainage, rainfall data, rainfall levels, river weeds, sewerage, sewerage flows, sewerage system, Sewerage systems, spring tides, stormwater, Styx River, tides, Tsunami, Waimakariri River, Waimakariri River floods.