"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.

  • EVolocity: first ever NZ electric motorsport event

    EVolocity is a motorsport event with an environmental twist - demonstrating electric vehicle performance and efficiency. There will be fun and excitement for the whole family on and off the track
  • 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
  • Public Health Association Bulletin 429

    Tuesday 25th November 2014Welcome to this week's PHA Bulletin. View the PHA bulletin archive
  • CDHB Health in all Policies Newsletter: November 2014

    Health in All Policies is an approach to public policies across sectors that systematically takes into account the health implications of decisions, seeks synergies, and avoids harmful health impacts, in order to improve population health and health equit
  • Hepatitis C Trust Te Waipounamu AGM

    The Hepatitis C Trust invite you to their Annual General Meeting. All welcome. Date and Time: Thursday 11th December 2014, from 4
  • Link between inequality and teen births studied

    University of Canterbury media release: 25th November 2014 A University of Canterbury economics and finance postgraduate student’s research project has been unable to find a strong link between teen birth rates and socio-economic inequality
  • OVTRK Forum: Weighing the Anchors

    Following an update from the Christchurch Central City Development Unit (CCDU) of CERA on the Anchor Projects, the forum will provide an opportunity to weigh up how/if these Anchor Projects rebuild communities that both promote sustainability and reduce s
  • Vacancies at the ChCh Small Business Enterprise Centre

    Christchurch Small Business Enterprise Centre (CSBEC) is a charitable social enterprise. It provides advice, information, training, support and services to small businesses and social enterprises in Christchurch
  • CPAG Christchurch Newsletter: End of Year reflections

    Kia ora and welcome to Child Poverty Action Group New Zealand's end-of-year round-up of our activities.  It's been an eventful year for CPAG nationally - here are a few of the things the Christchurch regional network has been up to

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