"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 had 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 were set up along the Avon and Heathcote rivers, and at the estuary.

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.

  • Ways to support those affected by the Nepalese earthquake

    This information is provided by Christchurch COSS. Agencies you can donate to The Himalayan Trust in NZ The Himalayan Trust in New Zealand has set up an appeal to aid reconstruction in the Solukhumbu region
  • Letter from the Nepal NZ Friendship Society: 26 April 2015

    The Himalayan country Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake on the 25th of April 2015. The first was a magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale followed by a series of reasonably big aftershocks which are still continuing
  • 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
  • Funding Seminar for Migrant Associations

    There are some significant changes in funding applications. The Christchurch Migrant Centre strongly recommends you to register for this seminar and get the useful information before you apply for funding for the projects of your group/organisation
  • Agencies for Nutrition Action eUpdate 145

    Promoting Physical Activity at the Local Government Level ANA's latest evidence snapshot and case studies are now available. We would like to acknowledge all of those who were involved in the development of the snapshot and case studies
  • Receptionist Administrator for ChCh Addiction Services

    The Salvation Army Christchurch Addiction Services have a vacancy for a skilled, efficient, Receptionist/Administrator for their Addington office, based at 35 Collins Street. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week)
  • City Council supports Nepalese earthquake appeal

    Christchurch City Council media release: 28th April 2015 Christchurch City Council is supporting the Red Cross Nepal earthquake appeal with collection boxes at libraries and service centres. Donate online to the Red Cross Nepal earthquake appeal
  • VicHealth Update: 24 April 2015

    Latest News VicHealth research shows opportunities to prevent childhood obesity A recently released study looks at the factors which can lead to children becoming overweight or obese alongside the important transition from primary to secondary school year
  • Hear Professor Jane Kelsey speak on the TPPA

    The Christchurch Progressive Network is proud to present Professor Jane Kelsey for one night only

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