"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
  • Public Health Association Bulletin 425

    Tuesday 28th October 2014Welcome to this week's PHA Bulletin. View the PHA bulletin archive
  • Pillars Spring 2014 Newsletter

    Springing forth… Ah spring! It’s such a time of renewal - the daffodils in our Pillars garden are in full bloom. And yesterday I saw my first set of ducklings
  • Mental Health Foundation eBulletin: 28 October 2014

    Nga mihi mahana kia koe Good news – we are launching our new website later today! We are busy crossing ts and dotting Is on the new website, so there will be no regular bulletin tomorrow. It will resume next Wednesday
  • Mental Health Foundation eBulletin: 22 October 2014

    Nga mihi mahana kia koe Join All Black captain Richie McCaw and countless other champions for this year’s Movember, and do your bit to raise awareness and money for men’s mental health and prostate and testicular cancers
  • Register now for 2015 Public Health Summer School

    An exciting new programme for the 19th University of Otago Public Health Summer School is now open for registration
  • Canterbury University reconnecting with the Arts Centre

    University of Canterbury media release: 28th October 2014 The University of Canterbury will build on and strengthen its connections with the central city, leasing the Chemistry Building in the Arts Centre for at least the next eight years
  • NZCCSS Policy Watch: 21 October 2014

    Kia ora Policy Watch for 21st October 2014 is now available online. Items of interest this issue include: More advice from a lot of well-fed adults about a group of not so well-fed kids..

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