"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.

Register now for The Wellbeing Game 2014

The Wellbeing Game 2014 is on now at a workplace, school, library or household near you! Teams and individuals can still register online.

Visit the The Wellbeing Game website for more information and to register. Get your team together today and join in the Wellbeing Game 2014!

The Wellbeing Game 2014 kicked off on Monday 6th October, the start of Mental Health Awareness Week.

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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.

Find out how urban design impacts everyone - of all ages and abilities.


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.

  • Parking and traffic flows at Christchurch Hospital

    Parking and traffic flows at Christchurch Hospital are changing. The following changes will occur from Tuesday 28th October (after Labour Weekend): The carpark behind Christchurch Women’s Hospital will be closed
  • Winter Chill for Canterbury youth is here!

    Winter Chill is just for you*: a series of fun and exciting events for greater Christchurch young people aged 12-24. *[And yes, by “you”, we mean “you” specifically, reading this right now
  • Secure a Hauora Village Stall at Te Matatini 2015

    Kia ora koutou Registrations are now open for the Hauora Village stalls for Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival in Christchurch 2015 (4 – 8 March 2015)
  • Applications open for the 2015 Christchurch Youth Council

    The Christchurch Youth Council (CYC) needs some new members for 2015
  • Postgraduate study in public health at Otago just got better

    The great Postgraduate study in public health programme at the University of Otago just got better!The postgraduate public health programmes at University of Otago are now offering greater flexibility and choice for students
  • Social enterprise workshop for Community groups

    Have you got an business idea that needs some work? This FREE workshop day sponsored by the Social Enterprise Institute and the Christchurch City Council will involve: investigating models of social enterprise that work for community organisations; explo
  • New Migrant Hub website launched

    Here are some new features of the revamped Christchurch Migrant Hub website! The Main Page is user friendly and appealing. Slideshows: The big slideshow in the middle displays important projects, campaigns, and programme screening at regular intervals
  • Places of Tranquillity to inspire wellbeing in central city

    MEDIA RELEASE: Tuesday 21st October 2014 The first transitional garden to represent the many cultural communities of Christchurch is having a last push towards completion this weekend, in time for an official opening on Monday 27th October
  • Opening of the first Places of Tranquillity gardens

    Greening the Rubble would like to invite you to the opening of Places of Tranquility. Please join in the celebration of this collaborative event! Date and Time: Monday 27th October 2014, from 3pmLocation: Corner of Manchester Street and Cambridge Terrace

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