"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.


Upcoming Healthy Christchurch Seminars

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

  • Wednesday 28th November: Release of the Canterbury Wellbeing Index 2018 (at Pegasus Health)

Register online for these popular seminars. An Outlook calendar appointment will be sent to you on receipt of your registration.

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.

  • Avoiding a Legionnaires’ Spring Spike

    Canterbury DHB media release: 4th October 2018 Canterbury’s gardeners are being urged to take care with potting mix and compost to avoid repeating the spike in Legionnaires’ cases that occurred in spring 2017
  • Shuttle service to link hospital to central city

    Christchurch City Council Newsline: 20th June 2018 People heading to Christchurch Hospital will be able to take advantage of a new shuttle service from Monday 2nd July
  • The Collaborative Trust Update: November 2018

    This is why we need a Youth Hub in Christchurch..
  • People in need get helping hand at Turanga

    Christchurch City Council Newsline: 15th November 2018 Joanne Tippett has a friendly smile and listening ear for the city’s most vulnerable when they come to the new central library
  • Calling the next generation of kaitiaki

    No work day is ever the same for Laura Bruce. For the last eight years, Laura has been investigating public health concerns and providing advice and information to community leaders and the public in her role as a Health Protection Officer
  • Social calendars set to sizzle with Neighbourhood BBQs

    Waimakariri District Council media release: 15th November 2018 Friendship, family, fun and food feature high on all our wish lists during Christmas and the New Year
  • Chairperson needed for Otautahi Creative Spaces Trust

    Are you passionate about mental health and creativity? Help shape an innovative organisation which uses creativity to boost wellbeing, resilience and social connection
  • Upcoming Edgeware Village Christmas Market

    You are invited to come along to the Edgeware Village Christmas Market - an Edgeware Business Associate and St Albans Residents Association (SARA) project. Date: Saturday 24th November 2018.Time: 10am to 2pm.Location: Edgeware Village
  • Plunge into outdoor pool party fun

    Christchurch City Council Newsline: 14th November 2018 A wave of fun days is planned for Christchurch’s outdoor public pools as thousands of people prepare to splash into summer across the city

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