"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.

Get involved in Canterbury’s Digital Detox

All Right? invites Cantabrians to join a citywide Digital Detox on Sunday 2nd October 2016 between 10am and 2pm.

Being away from your screen allows us to slow down and focus on the things that matter most.

It’s not about throwing our phones away or swearing off technology for good. It’s simply a chance to take a break, do something fun and find the balance that feels just right.

Get more information on the All Right? Digital Detox, including how to sign up.


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.

  • Seminar: Regenerating Our City - Next Steps

    Kia ora koutou. You are invited to a FREE Healthy Christchurch Seminar with Ivan Iafeta (CEO of Regenrate Christchurch) and Peter Townsend (CEO of the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce). Date: Tuesday 11th October 2016Time: 4
  • Book Discussion Scheme: Making reading a social activity

    Check out the Book Discussion Scheme if you enjoy reading and would like to make it a more social activity. The Book Discussion Scheme (BDS) is a non-profit that promotes the educational and recreational aspects of book groups and clubs
  • Papanui Toy Library urgently needs a new venue

    The Papanui Toy Library is about to become homeless. The building they are currently leasing is about to be demolished. They are in search of a new premises in the north part of the city
  • Call for abstracts for ANA Conference 2017

    Want to inspire change? Submit an abstract to speak at the 7th Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa conference! You are  invited to share your stories, collaborations or projects that fit within the following topics: Changing the obesogenic environment Delive
  • Public Health Association Bulletin 515

    Wednesday 28th September 2016 Welcome to this week's PHA Bulletin
  • Workshop on working with Young Maori

    Compass Seminars is delighted to bring you the opportunity to spend a day with Marcus Akuhata-Brown who will be speaking about issues that are relevant to all professionals and service providers who seek to work more effectively with young Māori
  • Workshop on Culture and Cultural Competency

    This Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) best-practice workshop gives participants insights and knowledge on providing effective support for clients from different cultures. Date and Time: Thursday 6th October 2016, from 9
  • Pregnancy Help 40th Anniversary Winnie Bagoes fundraiser

    You are invited to come and share pizza with Pregnancy Help to celebrate 40 years of service to the community
  • Free electric bike trial to kick off for ChCh residents

    Christchurch City Council media release: 27th September 2016 Interested in trying an electric bike for your commute? The Christchurch City Council Transport Innovation Fund has funded an eight month project where Cantabrians can trial an e-bike, for free,

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