On the third anniversary of 22 February 2014, Cantabrians came
together to share their experiences and hopes for the future as
part of the River of Flowers commemoration.
On Saturday 22nd February 2014, there were 15 River of Flower
sites along the Avon, Heathcote and Liffey rivers, and at the
estuary. Around 5000 people took part in the 12.30-1.30 hosted
period across all sites. A huge thank you to the community hosts
that make this possible and provide a wonderful supportive
A gallery of photos from each of the sites will be put up on
this website shortly.
View the full list
of sites for the 2014 River of Flowers.
"Beautiful flowers in the water
reflecting the beauty around them and slowly drifting away from us
- any speech about remembering, being positive and moving on pales
against such a powerful visual metaphor. That the flowers say it so
perfectly in lieu of words was in fact a relief. We all hugged
each other, thanked each other. We all agreed it was highly
likely we'd see each other there again next year." -
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
Read the Healthy
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