"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.


Huihui Mai Greater Christchurch: Let’s come together to plan our future

The Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri districts are growing rapidly, with our population potentially doubling to 1 million people within the next 60 years, if not earlier.

How can we grow in a way that will provide a good quality of life while also tackling important issues such as responding to climate change, preserving the environment, making our region more resilient to natural disasters, and making housing more affordable?

It’s time to come together to plan our future. Tell the Greater Christchurch Partnership what you think.

They are asking our community to give their views on how to tackle these future challenges. Your views will help to get ahead of the game in relation to planning for future growth in Greater Christchurch.

Find out more about Huihui Mai Greater Christchurch, including how you can complete the feedback survey.
You can have your say until Sunday 26th March 2023.

Huihui Mai: Let's come together.

Welcome to Waka Toa Ora

Waka Toa Ora is a Canterbury DHB-led inter-sectoral collaborative partnership in the Canterbury region. The partnership is based on the WHO Healthy Cities model, and was previously known as Healthy Christchurch.

The key theme of initiative is that all sectors and groups have a role to play in creating a healthy Canterbury, whatever their specific focus (recreation, employment, youth, environmental enhancement, transport, housing or another aspect of health or wellbeing).

This inter-sectoral initiative fosters collaboration between organisations who have signed the Waka Toa Ora Charter.

Read the Waka Toa Ora Charter - updated July 2019.

The new name Waka Toa Ora communicates that we are all in a waka together. We are rowing in the same direction and navigating the many dimensions of wellbeing (physical, social, spiritual, and mental and emotional — hau ora, wai ora, mauri ora, toi ora). We are stronger navigating the regional landscape together.

There are currently over 200 charter signatories to the Waka Toa Ora Charter, including government agencies, businesses, voluntary sector groups, networks and residents’ associations. The organisations involved reflect a diverse focus and cover many aspects of health and wellbeing.



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