The Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust is a non-profit organisation formed in 2002 by the general public and supported by Christchurch City Council, the Canterbury Community Trust ( now RATA foundation) and  Environment Canterbury.

Our vision is: 

Communities working together for Clean Water - Healthy Ecosystems  - Open Space and Safe Recreation and that we can all enjoy and respect.

Toi tú te taonga á iwi - Toi tù te taonga á Tane - Toi tú taonga á Tangaroa - Toi tú te Iwi