"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.

Healthy Christchurch newsletters over the festive season

The last weekly newsletter for 2019 will be sent on Friday 13th December 2019.

The next newsletter will be sent on Friday 17th January 2020.


Helping families to Chitter Chatter about emotions

All Right? has launched a fun new resource to help tamariki identify and manage their emotions.

Emotions can be tricky, but the more we learn about our feelings and how to manage them, the better we’re able to cope with what life throws at us.

Chitter Chatter is a new game designed for 5 to 12 year olds that makes it fun for families to get together and talk about how they feel. Chitter Chatter challenges include explaining an emotion to an alien, imagining a world where a certain feeling doesn’t exist, and acting out emotions in slow motion.

By helping tamariki learn about their emotions, Chitter Chatter helps to build skills that can be used for the rest of their lives.

Chitter Chatter packs can be picked up for free at Christchurch libraries for a limited time.

You can order Chitter Chatter from anywhere in New Zealand for a small cost on the All Right? website.

Welcome to Waka Toa Ora

Waka Toa Ora is a Canterbury DHB-led inter-sectoral collaborative partnership in the Canterbury region. The partnership is based on the WHO Healthy Cities model, and was previously known as Healthy Christchurch.

The key theme of initiative is that all sectors and groups have a role to play in creating a healthy Canterbury, whatever their specific focus (recreation, employment, youth, environmental enhancement, transport, housing or another aspect of health or wellbeing).

This inter-sectoral initiative fosters collaboration between organisations who have signed the Waka Toa Ora Charter.

Read the Waka Toa Ora Charter - updated July 2019.

The new name Waka Toa Ora communicates that we are all in a waka together. We are rowing in the same direction and navigating the many dimensions of wellbeing (physical, social, spiritual, and mental and emotional — hau ora, wai ora, mauri ora, toi ora). We are stronger navigating the regional landscape together.

There are currently over 200 charter signatories to the Waka Toa Ora Charter, including government agencies, businesses, voluntary sector groups, networks and residents’ associations. The organisations involved reflect a diverse focus and cover many aspects of health and wellbeing.

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News

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