"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.


Upcoming Healthy Christchurch Seminars

Healthy Christchurch invites to you to come along to an upcoming lunchtime seminar:

  • Wednesday 28th November: Release of the Canterbury Wellbeing Index 2018 (at Pegasus Health)

Register online for these popular seminars. An Outlook calendar appointment will be sent to you on receipt of your registration.

Find out more about these seminars and other Healthy Christchurch activities.

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.

  • Avoiding a Legionnaires’ Spring Spike

    Canterbury DHB media release: 4th October 2018 Canterbury’s gardeners are being urged to take care with potting mix and compost to avoid repeating the spike in Legionnaires’ cases that occurred in spring 2017
  • Shuttle service to link hospital to central city

    Christchurch City Council Newsline: 20th June 2018 People heading to Christchurch Hospital will be able to take advantage of a new shuttle service from Monday 2nd July
  • Chairperson needed for Otautahi Creative Spaces Trust

    Are you passionate about mental health and creativity? Help shape an innovative organisation which uses creativity to boost wellbeing, resilience and social connection
  • Upcoming Edgeware Village Christmas Market

    You are invited to come along to the Edgeware Village Christmas Market - an Edgeware Business Associate and St Albans Residents Association (SARA) project. Date: Saturday 24th November 2018.Time: 10am to 2pm.Location: Edgeware Village
  • Plunge into outdoor pool party fun

    Christchurch City Council Newsline: 14th November 2018 A wave of fun days is planned for Christchurch’s outdoor public pools as thousands of people prepare to splash into summer across the city
  • Webinar on Indigenous Evaluation from Community Research

    How and in what ways can indigenous evaluators and indigenous communities draw upon traditional knowledge to guide evaluation theory and practice? Experienced evaluator Kataraina Pipi (Ngati Porou, Ngati Hine) will host four indigenous keynote speakers fr
  • Celebrate International Volunteer Day with Volunteering Canterbury

    Volunteering Canterbury invites you to join them to celebrate International Volunteer Day, reflect on 30 years of supporting the community, look to what the future holds, and introduce you to some very special volunteers
  • New dial tracks Christchurch city water use

    Christchurch City Council Newsline: 13th November 2018 Hand-held watering and shorter showers could hold the key to work continuing on upgrading Christchurch’s water wells over the hot summer months
  • New Selwyn tsunami plan effective

    Selwyn District Council media release: 12th November 2018 Council’s new tsunami plan was tested during a scenario exercise held recently. The exercise was an opportunity to test the Council’s recently updated Selwyn Tsunami Plan

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