"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.


Thanks to everyone who participated in the Healthy (Greater) Christchurch Hui

People from over 45 organisations - community groups and third sector organisations, local government, government department, health and iwi – illustrated that our shared belief that we all have a role to play in a healthy city.

Notes from the day shed some light on what we talked about and how you might get involved next - if you couldn’t make it.

Download the notes from the 2018 Healthy (Greater) Christchurch Hui [PDF].

One key update was about how the network has been expanding to include ‘Greater’ Christchurch, and we spent time in smaller groups finding new opportunities to work together.

The hui was a great opportunity to connect, reconnect, and reflect on the benefits of common aspirations and collaboration across sectors.

Raise funds for a rooftop helipad for Christchurch Hospital

The Māia Health Foundation has launched a campaign to raise $500,000 for a future-proofed rooftop helipad and clinical support unit at Christchurch Hospital. Rātā Foundation will match dollar for dollar what the community gives - meaning $1 million could be raised in six weeks.

Christchurch Hospital is New Zealand’s busiest trauma centre and the only major hospital without a helipad on site. Currently it takes 13 minutes on average to transfer from a helicoptor landing in Hagley Park by ambulance to Christchurch Hospital. A larger helipad and purpose-built rooftop clinical support unit will mean critically unwell patients receive emergency hospital care immediately on touchdown, and a quicker transition to full care for routine transfers.

The crowd funding campaign appropriately named ‘13 Minutes’ features real people and clinicians who know firsthand the difference receiving emergency care immediately on touchdown would mean.

Donate towards a helipad at Christchurch Hospital before Saturday 14th April and help save lives.

The Māia Health Foundation is encouraging schools, service groups, businesses and families to support the campaign and give what they can to this much needed asset for Christchurch.

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