"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.

Give someting great.

Dig deeper on the issues affecting Christchurch

A series of issues papers came out of the 2012 Christchurch City Health Profile.

Each issues paper looks at a particular factor that affects our health and wellbeing from a local and national perspective.

These issue papers are updated regularly to reflect the latest available data.

Here are the top 10 most popular issues papers for 2016:

  1. Drinking water
  2. Food security
  3. Obesity
  4. Access to primary health care
  5. Air quality
  6. Cardiovascular disease
  7. Alcohol
  8. Open and green spaces
  9. Education
  10. Green prescription

Find out more about the factors affecting the health and wellbeing of Christchurch based on the Te  Pae Mahutonga model.

Te Pae Mahutonga.

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.

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