"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.

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Update on the Places of Tranquility

Healthy Christchurch is leading this innovative collaboration creating six gardens of beauty and peace to fill in some of the gray demolition sites across Christchurch.

After some time in designing, consulting and obtaining sites we can confirm that two of the six sites are going ahead this spring 2014. CERA have confirmed the use of the ‘Orange Tree’ site on the corners of Manchester Street and Cambridge Terrace. The designs are for Pacifica (Maori and Pacific Peoples) and Greater South East Asia.

These gardens are for peace and tranquillity as well as family and community use with spaces designed for both. They are across from the Avon River and amidst some established trees so will be a great space straight away following completion mid-September 2014.

Find out more about the Places of Tranquility.

Toward an Accessible and Inclusive Christchurch

Why is access important to us all?  What is the vision that Christchurch could achieve? What can you do?

The Canterbury DHB worked with the Earthquake Disability Leadership Group to explore these questions and get people’s attention.

Cartoonist Brendon Wright created a short video exploring these accessibility issues.

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.

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