"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.

Showing your caring side is Manly as

All Right? reckons it’s about time to get over traditional stereotypes, stop bottling up our emotions, and start redefining the new Kiwi man.

The new ‘Manly As’ campaign celebrates the broader roles and strengths lots of men have which often don’t get the attention they deserve. This includes things like showing kindness, being a good listener, and caring for others. Others value these traits and men should too!

We don't think you need abs of steel, an obsession with sport, or a fancy man cave to be a real man.

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.

  • Workshop on helping young people achieve their dreams

    Most five-year olds have a dream or a goal that they want to accomplish. All too often the world pours cold water on this. Research has shown that if young people have a skill that is valued then they are likely to do well in life
  • PONZ Conference Workshop: Wairua in life and death

    Come along to this 2-hour workshop on how Māori healing perspectives and bicultural collaboration can help us support Māori whānau with the spiritual side of severe and life threatening illness
  • Workshop on managing the effects of trauma for young people

    How does childhood trauma affect teenagers and young adults? Over the past 30 years researchers have discovered more and more that untreated childhood trauma plays a significant role in poorer learning outcomes, higher rates of anxiety, depression, suicid
  • Workshop on tinnitus from Hearing Support Canterbury

    Is tinnitus a problem for you or someone you know? Hearing Support Canterbury is running a FREE workshop to help. Date and Time: Thursday 5th October 2017, from 10am to 3pm. Location: Hearing Support Christchurch (275 Riccarton Road)
  • Post-election Economic Update with Tony Alexander

    The NZ Institute of Management and Leadership (NZIML) would like to welcome members and guests to attend this informative presentation by BNZ Chief Economist, Tony Alexander. This seminar is organised in partnership with the Bank of New Zealand
  • Notices from Health Promotion Forum: September 2017

    Kia ora and greetings HPF has 25 years’ experience in offering training to meet the needs of a range of communities, programmes and service providers
  • Take the time to have your women's health checks

    September is Cervical Screening Awareness Month. A cervical screening test may not be the nicest thing in the world to have done but it can save your life
  • Gear up for Biketober Christchurch!

    Biketober is a month-long celebration of cycling in Christchurch. Biketober is for anyone interested in cycling. You might be new to cycling, looking for some advice and ways to give it a try
  • Upcoming Peer Zone workshops in Christchurch

    Mind and Body Consultants are delivering PeerZone workshops in Christchurch, in collaboration with Emerge Aotearoa. PeerZone Workshops are a series of three-hour peer-led workshops for people who experience mental distress and addiction

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