"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.

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
  • Christchurch Housing Forum: The economics of social housing

    Come along to the final Housing Forum of the Year - the Tenants Protection Agency look forward to seeing you all there. Date: Wednesday 3rd December 2014Time: Noon to 2pm. The presentation will start at 12.30pm
  • International Market coming to MacLeans Island

    The Christchurch International market is a project of Canterbury Business Association to create micro-enterprise opportunities for migrants and ethnic women as well as offer new products to Christchurch. The market will bring the world to Christchurch
  • Sounds Like Ours: Three choirs in concert

    You are warmly invited to join A Capellago, the Rockers of Ages and the Open Song Choirs for an evening of contemporary rock songs and songs from around the world
  • All Right? Campaign Update: November 2014

    Kia ora, It’s a really full-on time of year for many of us with the race to the Christmas break heating up. The team at All Right? has been super busy too with new research, fresh social media videos and a new phase of the campaign about to roll out
  • Consultation on the Draft Responsible Lending Code

    There have been a number of changes to the laws that cover consumer credit
  • Carols at the Pa

    Rēhua Marae Trust invites you and your whanau to Carols at the Pā. Date: Friday 5th December 2014Time: 6pm to 8.30pmLocation: Rēhua Marae (79 Springfield Road, St Albans) There will be live entertainment, stalls, carol singing, and Mama Koko
  • Youth volunteers needed by the NZ Red Cross

    New Zealand Red Cross Recovery team are recruiting youth volunteers to help create and launch their exciting new youth-led project
  • Consultation on Child Protection Policy Guidelines

    The Children’s Action Plan reflects the Government’s commitment to having a safe and competent workforce for children

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