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Pursue the distant horizons of your aspirations, hold fast to those you achieve.


Notes from March 2018 Healthy Greater ChCh Interim Group meeting

The Healthy (Greater) Christchurch Advisory Group had its first meeting since the hui in February 2018.

Here are the key points from this meeting:

Hui participants reported that the hui was informative and engaging overall. The Advisory Group took on board some of the constructive comments in the evaluation and:

  • will hold a lunchtime seminar with a focus on NGO input to the advisory group, what it entails, and how it could be appointed in the future.
  • will update information on the website to better explain the relationship with the Greater Christchurch Partnership and to invite feedback on the draft refresh of the Charter (which has largely stood the test of time).
  • noted the feedback about the desire to be kept informed about actions that progressed from the hui.

The Advisory Group is drafting a reporting template to communicate progress on the workplan to both the Greater Christchurch Partnership and to Healthy (Greater) Christchurch signatories.

The Advisory Group is in discussion about regional communication and cross-promotion of community seminars, workshops, etc.

The ‘Interim Working Group’ has now evolved into the ‘Advisory Group.’

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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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