"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 14th March: Salvation Army Oasis Centre for Problem Gambling;
  • Thursday 30th March: Human Rights Commission on the Red Zone Report;
  • Wednesday 12th April: Alcohol Harm Minimisation with Canterbury DHB and CCC.

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.

  • Invitation to the CBA Dinner Function

    You are invited attend the Canterbury Business Association (CBA) International Dinner Function - launching the CBA Employment and Legal Advisory Service! Date: Friday 3rd March 2017 Time: 6.30 to 9pm. Doors open at 6pm for networking
  • Health advice for residents affected by Tai Tapu/Port Hills fires

    Adapted from Canterbury DHB media release: 16th February 2017 Vegetation fires are currently creating a number of issues for Canterbury residents
  • Te Ha Waitaha Programme positions at Community and Public Health

    The Canterbury DHB are seeking a Programme Lead and an Engagement Coordinator for the Te Hā - Waitaha Programme, to ensure an integrated smokefree Canterbury system. These positions will be based at Community and Public Health's Christchurch office
  • Workshop with Peter Kenyon: Asset Based Community Development

    Peter Kenyon has worked with New Zealand communities for decades and is excited to return to Christchurch to continue with his work and commitment to community empowerment. Date and Time: Friday 10th March 2017, from 9am to 4
  • Leadership Intel from NZIML: 22 February 2017

    Thoughts from the new Emerging Leaders The first series Emerging Leaders programme kicked off last week and wow; what an incredible group of young leaders
  • Cantabrians encouraged to take action for mental wellbeing

    All Righ? media release: Tuesday 21st February 2017 As we approach the 6th anniversary of the 22nd February 2011 earthquake, Cantabrians are reminded to take a moment to think about what they are doing for their mental health
  • Have a Go Sessions from Sport Canterbury

    Sport Canterbury's Green Prescription offers Have a Go sessions - an opportunity for you to try out an activity you may not have tried before or perhaps are unsure about trying on your own (such as aqua jogging)
  • Living Economies Expo eUpdate: 21 February 2017

    Welcome to the Living Economies Expo newsletter – to both new and longer term subscribers. This newsletter gives information and updates building up to the co-created Living Economies Expo by answering some of the why, what, when type questions
  • Eastern Port Hills tracks open for business

    Christchurch City Council Newsline: 22nd February 2017 Walkers and bikers are being encouraged to explore the eastern part of the Port Hills to leave the fire fighters to get on with their work in and around the fire zone

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