"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.

Search underway for Canterbury’s hidden strengths

All Right? is on a mission to help Cantabrians’ find their hidden strengths as part of their latest campaign.

We’ve all got strengths, it’s just a matter of recognising them and finding ways to build them into our lives and share them with other. Bringing your top strengths to life has been shown to lead to improved happiness, confidence and job performance.

Find out more about finding your hidden strengths, and how you could win a pamper pack at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa.

Find your hidden strengths: Take the free quiz.

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.

  • CEA: Helping your community keep warm this winter

    Get help to keep warm this winter Community Energy Action (CEA) is a charitable trust committed to ensuring all homes in Canterbury are warm, dry, and energy efficient
  • 2016 Vulnerability Report Published

    The final Vulnerability Report from the NZ Council of Christian Social Services takes a look at the reports of the past six years and notes : increased complexity of need, lack of funding to respond to this, and unwavering hard work and dedication of mem
  • Public Lecture - Rehabilitating Canterbury's Waterways

    Identifying problems with Canterbury’s waterways isn’t difficult, but solving those problems is another matter. An upcoming UC Connect free public lecture will focus on the problems facing Canterbury’s fresh waterways
  • Upcoming Courses - MHAPS

    Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support Trust  - Programmes for July Onward All events will be held at MHAPS,  826 Colombo Street, Central City Christchurch  Three programmes and a talk are coming up – flyers are attached above
  • Clinical Leader - Problem Gambling Foundation

    Southern Clinical Practice Leader - Problem Gambling Foundation  Full Time - Christchurch Based  One in six Kiwis go without - as a result of gambling  Do you love mental health and addictions work? Tired of being the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff?
  • Public Health Association Bulletin 501

    Public Health Association Bulletin 501 - 21 June 2016  In this issue: News 15th World Congress on Public Health – Registration now open Call for nominations for Annual Public Health Awards 2016 Public health needs you – consultations calling! PhD scholar
  • Women's Refuge Fundraiser

    Linwood Women's Rugby Team have organised a fundraiser for the Women's Refuge and specifically the Battered Women's Trust. On Saturday, July 2nd rugby clubs across Christchurch are gathering for a massive lip sync battle
  • UC - Condliffe Memorial Lecture

    UC 2016 Condliffe Memorial Lecture - Early life and the Roots of Economic Inequality Presenter Janet Currie of Princeton University is Professor of Economics and Policy Affairs; Chair of the Department of Economics, and Director of the Center for Health a
  • NZIM - Leadership Training

    Leadership is a Journey -  Keeping it Real Do you stand by your agreements? Do you say yes when you mean to say no? Are you true to yourself? We are challenged to be authentic in all we say and do, but what actions can we put in place to support ourselve

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