"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.

Walk and explore East Christchurch

It's time to get those walking shoes on and discover the AWA Trails project!

Three primary schools and one intermediate school in Christchurch's Eastern suburbs have designed walking trails around their neighbourhoods.

These trails are to encourage people to get active, connect, and celebrate their communities' historical, social, ecological and natural treasures.

Find out more about the AWA Trails project on the All Right? website.

Front of folded AWA Trails Map.

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.


News headlines from Healthy Christchurch and from Healthy Christchurch signatories. For more news click here.

  • Free Workshops on Basic Mental Health Support

    Enhance your client relationships and wellbeing by attending a FREE basic mental health support workshop being held in September and October 2015
  • The Body Festival is back for 2015

    Dance is a fantastic way to have fun, meet new people and get your body moving! The Body Festiva is Christchurch’s annual dance and physical festival
  • Put a spring in your step at The Breeze Walking Festival

    Walk! Hikoi! Savali! Put some spring in your step and boost your wellbeing at The Breeze Walking Festival 2015. The Festival is also a chance to socialise, learn about local history and see beautiful wildlife and wetlands
  • Healthy ChCh seminars: Show your interest in being involved

    Kia ora koutou Healthy Christchurch is looking to hold more Lunchtime Seminars: Do you have something you would like to share with other Healthy Christchurch Signatories? Would you like to host a lunchtime seminar? Would you like us to host a lunchtime s
  • Term 4 Be Active programme from Sport Canterbury

    Do you struggle with motivation to be active? Be different in 2015. Sport Canterbury’s Green Prescription BE ACTIVE programmes are for people wanting to increase their level of activity and have fun along the way
  • VicHealth update: 30 September 2015

    Latest News Young people’s attitudes to violence against women VicHealth’s new report on young people’s attitudes to violence against women shows young people today are more likely to tolerate violence against women than their parents' generation was
  • Government intervention on District Plan Review welcomed

    Christchurch City Council media release: 29th September 2015 Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has welcomed the Government's decision to remove coastal hazards from the District Plan Review process
  • Regenerate Christchurch agency confirmed

    Christchurch City Council media release: 25th September 2015 The Crown and Christchurch City Council have signalled a new era in central and local government relations with the development of a joint entity to drive the city's regeneration
  • An important life-saving message for women

    Ko to oranga, te oranga mo to whanau Your wellbeing is the wellbeing for your family. BreastScreen Aotearoa is New Zealand’s free national breast screening programme. Free breast screening every 2 years is available for eligible women aged 45 to 69

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