Healthy Christchurch Signatory List

There are 210 signatory records.

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ACC
P O Box 4966
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 03 962 9212
Fax: 03 962 9041
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03 962 9212
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Accident Compensation Corporation. New Zealand's accident compensation scheme provides 24 hour no fault personal injury insurance cover.
Active Canterbury Network
P O Box 35-332
Christchurch
8061
Phone: 0274 621 262
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Meg Christie
0274 621 262
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Nadine Milmine
027 462 1262
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The Push Play with Active Chch Partnership promotes the benefits of regular physical activity, utilising the ’30 minutes a day’ message promoted by SPARC (formerly the Hillary Commission). The partners provide information on gentle activity programmes (0800 ACTIVE line) provided by over 40 approved providers; promotional materials, speakers and advice on physical activity and nutrition.
Adult Reading Assistance Scheme (ARAS) Inc
PO Box 7311
Sydenham
Christchurch
8240
Phone: 033669479
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Paula or Karen ARAS
033669479
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Adult Reading Assistance Scheme (Christchurch) Inc provides the following groups and 1-1 tutoring: Kiwi English Learners Drivers Licence Work Readiness CV All forms of literacy and numeracy
Age Concern Canterbury
24 Main North Road
Papanui
Christchurch
8053
Phone: 366 0903
Fax: 03 3650639
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Mr Simon Templeton
366 0903
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CURRENT STATUS: Centre closed but operating at another site. Our office has relocated to Lincoln until we can move back into our Cashel Street premises which are yellow stickered. Age Concern Canterbury promotes the welfare of people in Canterbury 60 years of age and over. To achieve this we help older people remain independent in their own homes. We provide services to reduce loneliness and social isolation, increase social contact and help older people remain independent. We offer a community health service, elder abuse and neglect prevention service, visiting service and offer minibus outings. We also provide home support services, including gardeners, trades people and home help. We advocate for older people and provide information via our Information Centre and quarterly newspaper.
Allergy New Zealand

Phone: 03 942 4557
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Raewyn Mitchell
03 942 4557
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Allergy New Zealand’s vision is to improve the quality of life for people with allergies and their families through support, education and information; and to act as an advocate in all aspects of allergy.
ARA Institute of Technology
PO Box 540
Christchurch Mail Centre
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 03 9408021
Fax: 03 940 8622
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Judy Yarwood
03 9408021
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Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) is one of New Zealand’s largest and most diverse tertiary institutions. Our mission is to provide continuing education in a wide range of applied, vocational and professional studies to graduate level. Whether you are looking for a career, a new job, new skills, or the chance to broaden your horizons, you should think about making a CPIT qualification work for you
Art of Living Foundation
256 Burwood Road
Marshland
Christchurch
8083
Phone: 0508 278 635
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Anita Coghill
0508 278 635
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We are a service organisation providing de-stress courses for Christchurch, free since September 2010. The Art of Living is a not for profit educational and humanitarian NGO engaged in stree management, trauma relief and service initiatives operating globally is 151 countries.
Arthritis New Zealand
P O Box 10-382
Phillipstown
Christchurch
8145
Phone: 03 366 8383
Fax: 03 377 8239
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Cathie Morton
03 366 8383
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Status: Fully Operational. A community based organisation providing information support and a public education programme to those affected by arthritis in the Canterbury region.
Aviva
PO Box 24 161
Christchurch
8462
Phone: 0800 28482 669
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Nicola Woodward
0800 28482 669
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At Aviva (formerly Christchurch Women’s Refuge), we help individuals and families to become - and stay - free of violence. We work with children, women and men, giving each person the support they need, when they need it. All our services are free and include: 24 hour 0800 AVIVA NOW Support and Information line; group and individual education programmes for children and women; access to safe short term accommodation for children and women; ReachOut early intervention service for men; Shine safe@home home security improvement service; Peer Support service and No Interest Loan Scheme. We also host the Sexual Assault Support Service Canterbury service.
Avon Loop Planning Association
374 Barbadoes Street
Christchurch
8011
Phone: 03 365 6943
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Ruth Gardner
03 365 6943
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We are a community association based in the Avon Loop who work to preserve and enhance the physical environment and special characteristics of the Avon Loop by assisting in the redevelopment and/or restoration of the area. We administer a community cottage which is available to other community groups for meetings, workshops, etc, at a low cost, and which is the home of an active playgroup. Please contact us if you are looking for a facility to hire.
Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON)

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Evan Smith
03 323 6617
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Birthright (Christchurch) Inc
141 Hereford Street
Christchurch Central
Christchurch
8011
Phone: 03 366 9456
Fax: 03 366 8535
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Noeline Allan
03 366 9456
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Angela Swinney
03 366 9456
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CURRENT STATUS: Staff working in local areas from home See Action record for more details. Birthright supports one parent families in the greater Christchurch area. We offer home based support through the fieldworker, family, visitor or through a buddy system. We empower single parents to plan their own future. We offer information, advocacy and assistance with resourcing.
Bishopdale Community Trust
c/o 100 Farrington Avenue
Bishopdale
Christchurch
8053
Phone: 03 359 1741
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Kathy Whitaker
03 359 1741
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Te Roopu Manaaki O Papkohatu P.O. Box 20 308, Bishopdale, Phone 359 1741 CHRISTCHURCH VISION The vision of the Bishopdale Community Trust is to be a support group in our community giving our neighbours a hand up not a hand out PURPOSE The purpose of the Trust is to support residents and families in the northwest of Christchurch, especially in the Bishopdale area, including: 1.Helping residents and families develop skills for family and community life; and.2.Helping people with needs to be part of the community. ACTION The Bishopdale Community Trust was formally incorporated late in 1999 and has been achieving its vision and purpose since then by employing a Community Development Worker since May 2000, as well as facilitating and supporting action by a number of volunteers in the community.
Blind Citizens New Zealand (BCNZ) Canterbury Branch
PO Box 24 251
Christchurch
8642
Phone: 03 960 4278
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Mr Mark Luxon
03 960 4278
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Blind Citizens New Zealand (BCNZ) Canterbury Branch is an advocacy organisation promoting that blind and sight impaired people advocate on behalf of themselves to enhance the lives of blind people in the areas of employment, education, recreation, housing and accessibility of buildings, with the use of tactile signage, and other mechanisms of assistance where they are required. Lobbying local council for specific needs and changes to legislation also contributing with submissions and being part of the consultation processes where applicable.
Brain Injury Association (Canterbury / West Coast)

Phone: 03 365 3262
Fax: 03 365 3269
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Dianne Kerrison
03 365 3262
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Sue Wilson
03 365 3262
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We provide support, advocacy, education and information to brain injured people, their families/whanau and caregivers. We facilitate access to a similar network, counselling and referral services within the Canterbury/West Coast region.
Canbreathe
PO Box 13091
Christchurch
8141
Phone: 03 366 5235
Fax: 03 366 5209
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Teresa Chalecki
(03) 366-5235
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The Canterbury Asthma Society has changed its trading name from Asthma Canterbury to Canbreathe.
Cancer Society (Canterbury/West Coast)
PO Box 13450
Christchurch
8141
Phone: 033532184
Fax: 03 377 2804
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Martin Witt
0273927737
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Status: Damaged and in cordon. Working from other premises. See Action Record for more info. Working with others to promote smokefree lifestyles, sunsmart behaviour, healthier nutrition and increased exercise i.e. CSNZ wishes to develop its shade loan service to groups over the summer period to promote sunsmart behaviour.
Canterbury / Westland Association of Baptist Churches
PO Box 5533
Christchurch
Phone: 9200539
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Nichola Rosanowski
9200539
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Regional Grouping of Baptist Churches (including Trusts and community Ministries)
Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service (CBAS)
P O Box 16886
Hornby
Christchurch
8441
Phone: 3445062
Fax: 3490645
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Carol Bartle
3445062
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The Canterbury Breast feeding Advocacy Service is managed by Te Puawaitanga Ki Otautahi Trust and works in the hospital and in the community wiht a range of groups including, consumer, health, social and education serivces. The service also works with early childhood education services and local Canterbury business to increase support for breastfeeding women returning to the paid workforce. Broadly the aim of this Ministry of Health funded service is to support breastfeeding women in Canterbury, and thereby protect breastfeeding, an dto contribute to a healthy Christchurch by reducing reported inequalities in breastfeeding rates.
Canterbury Communities Earthquake Recovery Network (CanCERN)

Phone: 0210454458
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Brian Parker
0210454458

CanCERN is a network of residents associations and community group representatives from the earthquake-affected neighbourhoods of Canterbury. We aim for full community engagement in recovery processes and to work in partnership with recovery agencies.
Canterbury Development Corporation Ltd (CDC) and CDC - Economic Development
PO Box 2962
Christchurch
8141
Phone: 03 379 5575
Fax: 03 379 5554
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Robyn Andrews
03 379 5575
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Kerri Jones
03 379 5575
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Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) is the economic development and employment services arm of the Christchurch City Council. It is a non-profit, non sector aligned, commercially neutral organisation. CDC’s mission is to:‘take a lead role in transforming the Canterbury economy in order for it to consistently deliver significantly higher levels of economic growth than the New Zealand average.
Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB)
PO Box 1600
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 03 364 0460
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Susan Gee
03 364 0460
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Jane Murray
03 364 0460
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Alison Young
03 364 0460

Vision - To promote, enhance and facilitate the health and well-being of the people of the Canterbury district
Canterbury Hospitals Medical Staff Association
PO Box 151
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 304 0382
Fax: 364 1432

304 0382

The senior medical staff association represents around 450 specialists in Canterbury. Founded in 1902 the objects of the association was to take forward professional, social, medical political issues that involve staff and their patents. The association las activity supported the Alcohol Advocay group and the last two years.
Canterbury Mens Centre
357 Gloucester Street
Linwood
Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 9000
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Donald Pettitt
940-9487
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Status Update: Out of Community House and working from home. We support men and boys health and well-being in Canterbury through initiating services, working to support existing services and also through a referrral service for men and boys approaching us.
Canterbury Neighbourhood Support Inc
PO Box 2109
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 03 420 9944
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Dave Wilkinson
03 420 9944
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We have a network involving in excess of 20,000 households. We produce a magazine thrice yearly which is distributed to the contact persons (approx 1700) for reading and passing on. Our publication could be useful for distributing information.
Canterbury Plunket
PO Box 13-403
Christchurch
Christchurch
8141
Phone: 03 348 9447
Fax: 03 343 4335
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Marg Bigsby
027 450 8570
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Anne Feld
364 8577
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Plunket staff and volunteers work to support parents and children from two weeks to five years. Plunket will homevisit and work from clinics. Volunteers provide support groups in the community
Canterbury Rugby League
PO Box 76180
Christchurch
8548
Phone: 03 338 4531
Fax: 03 339 0412
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03 338 4531
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To support and promote rugby league in Canterbury
Canterbury Workers Educational Association (WEA)
PO Box 1796
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 03 366 0285
Fax: 03 366 4530
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Ivan Hibberd
03 366 0285
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Canterbury WEA provides affordable courses that encourage discussion and respond to ideas and events in the community
Canterbury Youth Workers Collective
PO Box 3270
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 03 377 8080
Fax: 03 377 4578
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John Harrington
03 377 8080
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Aims to support youth workers to provide a professional service to young people, while promoting that self-care is paramount
Career Services Rapuara

Phone: 03 377 0530
Fax: 03 377 0534
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Lisa Hulley
(03) 353 2747
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Careers advice, information, and guidance
Caring for Carers Inc
PO Box 35332
Shirley
Christchurch
8640
Phone: 03 386 1863
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Ivana Korunic-Menendez
03 386 1863
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Alecia Todd
03 386 1863
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CURRENT STATUS: Operating permanently at Partnership Health, Shirley. Caring for Carers works to support unwaged people caring for someone with a long term mental, intellectual, or physical illness or disability by providing empowerment, education and advocacy.
Catholic Social Services
PO Box 4237
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 03 379 0012
Fax: 03 366 9644
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Jon Brian
03-379-0012
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CURRENT STATUS: Limited services available working from normal premises. See Action record more details Professional genuinely no cost services for the community. Counselling, Social Work Support, Advocacy/Budgeting, Practical needs Assistance, Group courses for children/adults, agency and community/school based
CCS Canterbury and West Coast Branch
PO Box 1506
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 365 5661
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Stephanie Hauiti
365 5661
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Mandy Price
3488974 x 838
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Janine Richards
365 5661
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Our Mission To achieve 'A better future for people with disabilities' through supporting individuals and their families to live ordinary lives within the community, and to affect change in communities so disabled people have access to the same opportunities as other New Zealanders.
CDHB Community Dental Service
Po Box 731
Christchurch
Phone: 03 335 4230
Belinda Smith
03 335 4230

CDHB School and Community Dental Service
PO Box 731
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 03 364 1984
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Martin Lee
03 364 1984
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·Part of the Canterbury DHB ·Providers of School Dental Services in Canterbury (free dental care for children from birth to school year 8) ·Funders of urgent dental care for adults with a Community Service Card.
Child Youth and Family Sydenham CYF
39 Durham Street
Sydenham
Christchurch
8023
Phone: 05 0832 6459
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05 0832 6459
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Child Youth and Family part of Ministry of Social Development
Christchurch Budget Service Inc.
PO Box 10089
Phillipstown
Christchurch
8145
Phone: 03 366 3422
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Jane Green
03 366 3422
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Provide free budgeting services, education in money matters, and advice on clearing debt
Christchurch Central Electorate Office
PO Box 21359
Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 8297
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03 365 8297
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Nicky Wagner is the National elect (2011) member of Parliament for the Christchurch Central Electorate located in the heart of the city, her office provides information, advice and advocacy services to the people of Christchurch Central.
Christchurch City Council (CCC)
PO Box 73012
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 941 8999
Fax: 03 941 8786
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Shona Hickey
961-4477
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Marie Kirkup
941 8999
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Emma Pachnatz
039418755
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Diana Saxton
941 8999
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Gary Watson
027 239 6317
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Mission Statement of the Christchurch City Council : Providing leadership to achieve the vision for Christchurch through effective local governance and the delivery of high quality services.
Christchurch City Mission
P O Box 1032
Christchurch
8011
Phone: 03 3650635
Fax: 03 366 7100
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Gray Crawford
03 365 0635
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Christchurch City Mission dates from 1928, when it was established as a formal social service agency. We serve the poor and the lonely living in the greater Christchurch urban area through a range of services to men, women, families and the community eg: food banks, budgeting advice, detox.
Christchurch Community Gardens Association (CCGA)
c/o 188 Strickland Street
Spreydon
Christchurch
8024
Phone: 942 6630
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Christine Blance
03 379 9087
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The Christchurch Community Gardens Association will strengthen and nurture existing community gardens, and support new initiatives, in order to build strong communitiesand encourage these by respecting and fostering human and environmental diversity
Christchurch Community House
141 Hereford Street
Christchurch Central
Christchurch
8011
Phone: 03 365 3139
Fax: 03 365 8535
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Mike Asmussen
03 365 3139
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STATUS: Currently Red Stickered and on the to be demolished list. Working hard to secure other premises. Home to 23 community organisations working in the social services sector of the community. Provides office space, meeting rooms, photocopier and other resources for community groups to use at affordable rates.
Christchurch Multicultural Council (formerly Ethnic Council)
PO Box 8453
Riccarton
Christchurch
8440
Phone: 03 321 8644
Cornelia Mageanu
03 3484268
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The organisation: - builds capacity for ethnic groups and new Christchurch residents - hosts political forums - hosts special meetings for the purpose of discussing issues that have impact upon existing ethnic groups - Supports Culture Galore since 2005 - Supports Soccer Ethnic Festival since 2005 - Attends Citizenship Ceremonies
Christchurch PHO
16/27 Waterman Place
Ferrymead
Christchurch
Phone: 03 374 6288
Fax: 03 974 9854
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Laila Cooper
03 374 6288
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Christchurch Power Consumers Society
Unit 2, 1Spurway Place
Shirley
Christchurch
8013
Phone: 03 385 5110
Ralph Ross
03 385 5110

The idea of forming a group or forum of interested organisations to look at present and future energy issues in (greater) Christchurch came up at a committee meeting of the Christchurch Power Consumers' Society. The idea was further discussed with Roger Sutton, of Orion, who was interested in the feedback that the CPCS might be able to provide on consumer preferences with regard to some of Orion's targets. This concept document suggests a way of developing these ideas. The concept is of informal ties between organisations involved in energy in the greater Christchurch area, which would work together (mainly by e-mail) to: • identify energy issues that affect Christchurch, now or in the future; • prioritise these issues; • work out ways of handling them in the best interests of the community.
Christchurch Resettlement Services
PO Box 9062
Tower Junction
Christchurch
8149
Phone: 03 335 0311
Fax: 03 335 0312
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Shirley Wright
022658568
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Status: Returning to Business as usual. Provision of resettlement services (social work, ongoing orientation, children's and youth services, and health promotion) to refugees, migrants and asylum seekers coming to live in Christchurch.
Christchurch Victim Support Group Inc
PO Box 2109
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 03 363 7643
Fax: 03 372 8006
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Marie Hand
03 363 7643
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Carolyn Hanson
03 363 7643
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We are a non profit, volunteer based organisation that, working with Police, provides emotional support and practical assistance to victims of crime, accident and emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Christchurch YMCA
PO Box 2004
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 03 366 0689
Fax: 03 365 1386
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Carolyn Lamond
03 366 0689
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CURRENT STATUS: Limited services available See Action Record for more info. The YMCA is a charitable organisation offering a combination of recreation, fitness, youth programmes, accommodation and holiday programmes. A founding member of Push Play with Active Christchurch.
Citizens Advice Bureau - Christchurch
P O Box 16271
Hornby
Christchurch
8441
Phone: 0800 367 222
Fax: 03 349 4987
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Mrs Molly Howarth
03 3494947
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Citizens Advice trained volunteers provide free impartial and confidential advice to the community. There is a telephone service maintianed from 9am - 5pm monday to friday on 0800367222 and a walk in face to face service in the Hornby Community Centre and CPIT students centre in Madras Street.
City Care Limited
PO Box 7669
Christchurch
8240
Phone: 03 941 7200
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Onno Mulder
03 941 7200
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City Care is in the business of construction, maintenance and management of New Zealand's infrastructure and amenity assets. With operational bases in Auckland and Christchurch, City Care is able to provide contract services to local authorities and other major asset owners in two of New Zealand's main regions. Core competencies of the company include: · Water and wastewater network inspection, maintenance and construction, · Parks, trees, turf and waterways maintenance, and landscape design and construction · Road construction and maintenance · Waste management and amenity cleaning · Facilities management City Care employs more than 500 staff, and has sales of almost $50 million.

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