"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 Greater Christchurch Seminar

What is a ‘healthy street’? How can we address air pollution, chronic diseases like asthma and diabetes and obesity through the design of our streets?

Healthy Greater Christchurch invites you to a FREE public talk with Lucy Saunders on Monday 6th August 2018.

Lucy will show how physical and mental wellbeing can be boosted using epidemiology, transport planning and urban design, and how this also increases vibrancy, inclusivity, safety and sustainability.

Find out more about this special Healthy Greater Christchurch 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.

  • 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
  • Get Set Go workshop for event and programme organisers

    Get Set Go! is a workshop to help you design a programme or event that suits your community. It is an essential course for organisers of community recreation programmes and events. Date and Time: Friday 3rd August 2018, from 9.30am to 2.30pm
  • Give your views on Hereford St upgrade plans

    Christchurch City Council Newsline: 17th July 2018 Christchurch City Council is seeking public feedback on its proposed plans to upgrade Hereford Street so it is safer and more attractive
  • Spread the Word Workshop for event and programme organisers

    Spread the Word! is your guide to promoting community recreation programmes and events. Date and Time: Friday 27th July 2018, from 9.30am to 2.30pm.Location: Boardroom at the Linwood Service Centre (corner of Smith Street and Linwood Avenue)
  • Dates announced for Neighbours Day 2019

    Neighbours Day Coordinators Cissy and Sam are back for another year! For 2019 we're having ten days in March to celebrate Neighbours Day Aotearoa. Neighbours Day 2019 will be held from 22nd to 31st March
  • Smokefree Canterbury Newsletter: July 2018

    Thanks to everyone who contributed to the World Smokefree Day activities in Canterbury - see later in the newsletter an article about our hard-working Te Hā- Waitaha/ Stop Smoking Canterbury team who took a novel approach by raising awareness about the en
  • Research into Maori attitudes to the NZ justice system

    Action Station is conducting research into Māori attitudes towards our justice system
  • Talk on the shift to wellbeing in economic policy

    You are invited to hear Dr Caroline Saunders present on the work she has been doing with Professor Paul Dalziel on wellbeing economics
  • YMCA Canterbury Youth Awards: Nominations closing soon

    The YMCA Canterbury Youth Awards celebrate the amazing things that young people are doing in our communities! Youth in Canterbury are doing lots of great things and in 2018 there are even more categories to create more opportunities to acknowledge our reg

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