"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.

Update on Healthy Christchurch newsletter

There will be no Healthy Christchurch newsletter sent out on Friday 29th June 2018. Newsletters will continue as usual from Friday 6th July.

Any news items posted online after Thursday 21st June or items submitted by email after Wednesday 20th June will be included in the newsletter sent out on Friday 6th July.

Healthy Christchurch apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.


Upcoming Healthy Christchurch Seminar

Healthy Christchurch invites to you to come along to an upcoming lunchtime seminar:

  • Thursday 21st June: NFP/TSO Engagement with the Advisory Group (extended session).
  • Tuesday 3rd July: Generation Zero

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.

  • Shuttle service to link hospital to central city

    Christchurch City Councol Newsline: 20th June 2018 People heading to Christchurch Hospital will be able to take advantage of a new shuttle service from Monday 2nd July
  • Healthy Greater Christchurch: Give feedback on name and Charter refresh

    Healthy Christchurch formally expanded to Healthy Greater Christchurch earlier this year. It’s the same great initiative - now with a wider geography. We’re refreshing the Healthy Christchurch name and Charter to reflect this change
  • Pregnancy Help Service Survey: Give your feedback

    Kia ora. Pregnancy Help Canterbury is a Christchurch-based non-profit organisation that supports expectant mothers and families with children up to one year of age, who may be struggling, or have few alternatives for assistance
  • Seminar: Transform your practice for the changing face of disease

    The Healthy Start Workplace Project invites you to this one-day seminar for health practitioners exploring how the path for chronic disease is laid down in early life and how practitioners can support clients to make lasting lifestyle behaviour change for
  • Kaupapa Maori Mental Health Workers needed at Kakakura Health Services

    Kakakura Health Services have vacancies for full- and part-time Pou Tautoko (Residential Shift Workers) and Pou Manaaki (Casual workers) to work at Te Korimako - their Residential facility in Christchurch
  • KidsFest: Natural Magic Pirates

    Come and see the Natural Magic Pirates - Captain Long John Knickers and Nudger - perform with their Magic Treasure Box of Pirate Puppets. Meet some old favourites and some colourful new characters, including Mr. Mo Hook and Nipper the cheeky parrot
  • Attend a hui on social wellbeing

    The Social Investment Agency (SIA) invites you to attend an upcoming hui in Christchurch on the Government’s proposed approach to investing for social wellbeing
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Course

    You are invited to attend this Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MCBT) course with Lin Ong. Working with dis-ease before it becomes disease. Focusing on maintaining well-being
  • Centre Manager needed at the Women's Centre

    Are you passionate about women’s issues? Do you have great communication and operational skills, and want to work in a women-only community organisation? The Women’s Centre is a not-for-profit, community organisation operating since 1986

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