"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.

River of Flowers 2015

On the fourth anniversary of 22 February 2011 Cantabrians once again have the opportunity to share their experiences and hopes for the future as part of the River of Flowers commemoration.

On Sunday 22nd February 2015, River of Flower sites will be set up along the Avon and Heathcote rivers, and at the estuary.

Find your local River of Flowers site.

The River of Flowers is brought to you by Healthy Christchurch and the Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON).


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
  • Come and hear inspirational speaker Linda Cruse

    The Ministry of Awesome presents Double Shot Session with Linda Cruse! Linda Cruse has been described as a cross between Florence Nightingale and Indiana Jones
  • Mairehau Community Family Fun Day is coming

    There will be lots of FREE activities and entertainment for the children at Mairehau Community Day including mini jeeps, face painting, bouncy castle and much more
  • Noho Marae from NZ Association of Counsellors

    Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa The NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC) Canterbury and West Coast invites to join colleagues in this noho marae, a unique opportunity to: experience and expand understandings of Te Ao Māori, The Māori World build confidenc
  • Send in your Christchurch Pockets of Awesome and win

    Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism want to see your favourite parts of Christchurch
  • Presentation on the Waitangi Youth Hui 2015

    Come and hear Danielle O’Halloran and Josiah Tualamali’i report back and talk about their thoughts and experiences from the 2015 Network Waitangi Youth Hui held in Whangarei over the Waitangi Weekend. Date and Time: Friday 27th March 2015, from 7
  • Introductory CPTED Training Workshop

    You are invited to participate in an Introductory Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Training Workshop. The workshop is facilitated by Christchurch City Council and is funded by the Ministry of Justice
  • Help The Wellbeing Game win an award

    Exciting news! The Mental Health Foundation’s Wellbeing Game is nominated for the Contact Launchpad People's Choice Award worth $20,000 – and you can help us win
  • Agencies for Nutrition Action eUpdate 137

    Breakfast: back by popular demand! You may have heard... the 6th National Nutrition and Physical Activity conference is to be held 6th and 7th May 2015

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