"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.


Being Yourself? Manly As

Unfortunately many blokes still believe that to be a man they need to live up to the whole ‘harden up’ or ‘get over it’ mentality.

Suppressing the real you in order to live up to the expectations of your mates or society can be incredibly damaging. We need to move beyond those narrow stereotypes of the past and look to the future of manliness.

We're not saying that it’s bad to be a strong, silent type – rather it’s saying if that if this isn’t you, then that’s all right. You don’t need to fit into the mould.

It’s time to put as much focus on growing mental fitness as we do to our physical fitness. Now that is Manly As.

Find out more about the Manly As campaign from All Right?

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
  • Pond dredging targets midges

    Christchurch City Council Newsline: 17th October 2018 A new means of controlling the midge population at the Bromley oxidation ponds will be trialled over the coming months
  • Christchurch Housing Forum for October 2018

    The upcoming Christchurch Housing Forum will feature updates from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Date: Wednesday 24th October 2018. Time: Noon to 2pm
  • National Science Challenge Ageing Well Roadshow

    The National Science Challenge: Ageing Well is holding a roadshow in Christchurch to: discuss funding opportunities available for 2019-2024; and outline their Future Strategy - explain where they are heading over the next five years, if successfully refu
  • Upcoming sexual health seminar at Community and Public Health

    Come along to this FREE Sex and Consequences seminar on sexual health issues and topics. There will be time for questions, discussion and networking alongside the presentations. Date: Thursday 15th November 2018.Time: 1 to 4.30pm including afternoon tea
  • Updated bus routes in place from 29th October

    Environment Canterbury media release: 16th October 2018 Changes to some Metro bus services come into effect on Monday 29th October 2018
  • Have Your Say for a Healthy Christchurch: Submission opportunities

    Submissions are an effective way for communities to have their voice heard when local and central government are considering proposals which affect where we live, work and play. Below are a number of consultations which are now open for comment
  • Council releases Water Review findings

    Christchurch City Council Newsline: 16th October 2018 An external review into the events leading up to the loss of the secure status for Christchurch’s water supply has identified issues with Christchurch City Council’s handling of the situation
  • Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa eUpdate 251

    #BeActive: What Can You Do? Did you wake up this morning wondering how you could get more people and populations more physically active? Manager of strategic projects at Sport NZ Kay Thomson, shares her insightful blog with ANA

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