"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.


Lunchtime Seminar: Exercise as Medicine

Exercise as Medicine® NZ is a charitable trust specialising in exercise for people with neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s, MS and stroke, and long-term conditions like cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and arthritis.

Come along to this FREE Waka Toa Ora - Healthy Greater Christchurch lunchtime seminar on Thursday 30th May with Programme Director Kris Tynan.

She will speak on the role that exercise can play in significantly improving quality of life and functionality for those living with long term conditions.

Find out more about this Waka Toa Ora - Healthy Greater Christchurch lunchtime seminar.


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.

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