Advisory Group

The Healthy Christchurch Advisory Group is made up of representatives from the health, social service and local government sectors.  Current membership has representatives from the following organisations:

  • Christchurch City Council – Paul Cottam;
  • Community and Public Health – Sandy Brinsdon, Sara Epperson, and Gail McLauchlan;
  • Environment Canterbury – Miria Goodwin;
  • Greater Christchurch Partnership – Keith Tallentire;
  • Manawhenua ki Waitaha – Wendy Dallas Katoa;
  • Ministry of Social Development – Marie Ward;
  • Selwyn District Council – Lisa Larkin;
  • Social Equity and Wellbeing Network - Sharon Torstonson; and
  • Waimakariri District Council – Tessa Sturley.

The Advisory Group has the following roles:

  • to contribute to and support the development the three year strategic plan underpinning all Healthy Christchurch activities
  • to act as influencers for a 'health in all policies' approach within their own organisations
  • to bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to the table
  • to support collaborative approaches both within the Advisory Group and between signatories.

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