Lady Isaac supports river reserve proposal

Last updated 13:37 06/05/2012
LENDING SUPPORT: Lady Diana Isaac has signed on as patron of the Avon River Okataro Network.

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Lady Diana Isaac has been named the patron of the group campaigning for a reserve and river park in the Avon River red zone.

Noted for her contributions as a conservationist, businesswoman, philanthropist and arts patron, Lady Isaac accepted patronage of the project she says is "so dear to my heart and closely aligned with my own conservation interests."

Avon Okataro Network (AvON) spokesperson Evan Smith said the group was absolutely delighted to have Lady Isaac as its patron.

"Lady Isaac has played an enormous role in conservation in Christchurch, and AvON is thrilled that she has recognised the importance of our vision.

"Our vision is of a stunning ecological, social and financial asset that will bring joy and prosperity to all of Christchurch," he said. "We have supporters from all parts of Christchurch, of every age and from all sorts of occupations. Lady Isaac's decision to become our patron shows yet again how popular the concept of Avon-Otakaro River Park is with all of Christchurch."

Lady Isaac founded and built the Isaac Construction Co Ltd with her late husband and created the Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust, which manages Peacock Springs Wildlife Park.

Lady Isaac was influential in creating the Isaac Lakes in the Clearwater development and was behind the restoration of the Isaac Theatre Royal. The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust also offers several scholarships in geography, environmental science and conservation at Canterbury and Lincoln universities.

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