"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.


Are you ready for an outbreak of kindness?

All Right? want everyone in Canterbury to give and receive compliments.

Compliments are free, easy to give, and can make a big difference to someone’s day so they are worth spreading!

All Right? have created 24 compliments to make it even easier to spread some kindness - that can be shared as GIFs or passed on as cards.

Order your pack of FREE compliment cards - for those who like to give their compliments 'old school'. Each card has its own mini mission on the back - like 'sneak me into someone’s pocket' or 'hide me under a keyboard'.


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.

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News headlines from Healthy Christchurch and from Healthy Christchurch signatories. For more news click here.

  • Canterbury DHB Maori and Pacific Scholarships

    These Canterbury DHB Māori and Pasifika Scholarships are for Christchurch-based tertiary institution students who are studying a health-related NZQA accredited course (of at least 12 weeks duration)
  • Senior Chef: Free cooking classes for older adults

    Gain skills, confidence and motivation around cooking for one or two with Senior Chef. Enrolments are now being taken on this popular FREE course
  • Council outlines proposed plans for city

    Christchurch City Council Newsline: 21st February 2018 Christchurch City Council is releasing a draft Long Term Plan (LTP) that outlines its proposed plans for managing the challenges and opportunities facing the city over the next decade
  • Upcoming seminars from Volunteering Canterbury

    Contact Volunteering Canterbury for more information or to register for these FREE seminars and Tautoko Network meetings (outreach[at]volcan.org.nz)
  • Public meetings for the Community Organisation Grants Scheme

    Representatives of community organisations are invited to meet the people who make funding decisions at an upcoming local Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) public meeting
  • Neighbours Day Aotearoa Update: February 2018

    Neighbours Day Aotearoa is just around the corner! I hope you've all got the weekend of 24th and 25th March in your calendars, because it's gonna be amazing! We've been roaming around the country chatting with you all about the great events you're putting
  • Notices from Health Promotion Forum: February 2018

    Kia ora and greetings Are you ready to put a qualification to your health promotion experience OR are you considering a career change? HPF has 25 years’ experience in offering training to meet the needs of a range of communities, programmes and service pr
  • Smokefree Canterbury Newsletter: February 2018

    Happy 2018… even if it is February! The Smokefree Canterbury collective was thrilled with feedback following the Achieving a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 seminar last November and a big thank you to Amanda Dodd and her team for organising the event
  • Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa eUpdate 234

    Crekfest 2018: Taking Services to the People Learn more about the community driven festive occasion that offers a platform for health, education and social service providers to showcase their programmes and services

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