"Whaia te pae tawhiti kia mau, ko te pae tata whakamauakia tina, hui e tāiki e"
Pursue the distant horizons of your aspirations, hold fast to those you achieve.

Upcoming Healthy Christchurch Seminars

Healthy Christchurch invites to you to come along to a lunchtime seminar in 2017:

  • Tuesday 30th May: Child Poverty Action Group

Register online for these popular seminars from local organisations and groups. A confirmation email and calendar appointment will be sent to you on receipt of your registration.

Find out more about these seminars and other Healthy Christchurch activities.


Welcome to Healthy Christchurch

Healthy Christchurch is a CDHB-led intersectoral collaborative partnership based on the WHO Healthy Cities model.

The key idea is that all sectors and groups have a role to play in creating a healthy city, whether their specific focus is recreation, employment, youth, environmental enhancement, transport, housing or any other aspect of city life.

This intersectoral initiative aims at foster collaboration between organisations who have signed The Healthy Christchurch Charter.

Read the Healthy Christchurch Charter.

There are currently over 200 Charter Signatories, ranging from government agencies, businesses, voluntary sector groups, networks and residents associations. The specialist focus of the signatories ranges from children's welfare to sport, from the arts to literacy.

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News headlines from Healthy Christchurch and from Healthy Christchurch signatories. For more news click here.

  • Get your flu shot early and stay well this winter

    Canterbury DHB media release: 1st May 2017 The colder, damper weather signals it’s time again to get your flu vaccine and give yourself your best shot of staying well this winter
  • Council releases list of central city barrier sites

    Christchurch City Council Newsline: 25th May 2017 Christchurch City Council has released a list of about 30 buildings and sites considered a barrier to the regeneration of Christchurch’s city centre
  • Upcoming exhbition from Otautahi Creative Spaces

    Nau mai haere mai. Ōtautahi Creative Spaces invites you to join them for the opening of our Room 5 artists’ exhibition: A Collection of Recent Artworks. Date: Monday 12th June 2017 Time: 5.30 to 7
  • Council seeks public views on Redcliffs land swap

    Christchurch City Council Newsline: 25th May 2017 The public will get a chance to have their say on the Ministry of Education’s proposed Redcliffs land swap from the start of next week
  • The story on Canterbury water bottling

    Environment Canterbury media release: 24th May 2017 There has been increased interest in water bottling consents recently so we thought we’d clear up a few things
  • Come along to a Share Learn Activate Showcase

    Safer Christchurch's Share, Learn, Activate is back! You are warmly invited to this day to celebrate the diverse work in our city and meet others who are committed to the wellbeing, physical health and safety of the Christchurch community
  • The Good Shop is coming to Carnaby Mall

    The Good Shop is a new social enterprise bringing you locally, ethically produced and environmentally sound products that will help you save the world! The Good Shop will be located at 6 Carnaby Mall in New Brighton from Tuesday 30th May 2017
  • Get a qualification in social health and wellbeing

    The Bachelor of Social Health and Wellbeing from the Open Polytechnic will prepare you to work within the rapidly transforming mental health, addictions, and disability sectors
  • Next RecoveryWorks programme from MHAPS

    Is your anxiety ruining your life? RecoveryWorks is a highly effective change programme that can assist anyone aged 18 or over, living in Canterbury who is experiencing moderate to high levels of anxiety to: Develop a sound understanding of why they have

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch