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 and Sam Bellamy;
  • Greater Christchurch Partnership – Keith Tallentire;
  • Manawhenua ki Waitaha – Wendy Dallas Katoa;
  • Ministry of Social Development – Marie Ward;
  • Selwyn District Council – TBC;
  • 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.

Notes from Advisory Group Meetings

The Advisory Group (formerly the Interim Group) meets regularly, and shares key messages from each of its meetings.





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