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Notes from May 2018 Healthy Greater ChCh Interim Group meeting

Wednesday, June 06, 2018   Posted in: Healthy Christchurch Notices By: Administrator With tags: planning, meeting, Hui

HCLogoThe Healthy (Greater) Christchurch Advisory Group met on 2nd May 2018.

Here are the key points from this meeting:

  • Wendy Dallas-Katoa shared a potential name proposed by kaumātua Maurice Grey, ‘Waka Toa Ora’ or ‘Waka Toa Ora o Waitaha’. The Advisory Group received this recommendation gratefully. Wendy will consult with Mana Whenua ki Waitaha about the name, and it will be shared with signatories when input is sought around refreshing the Charter. The name communicates several important ideas:
    • We are all in a waka together, rowing in the same direction.
    • We are stronger navigating the regional landscape together.
    • The concept represents all aspects of wellbeing which connects to the soul of the land, and which connects all groups.
    • We navigate the many dimensions of wellbeing such as physical, social, spiritual, and mental and emotional – hau ora, wai ora, mauri ora, toi ora.
  • The Advisory Group will soon begin reporting to the Greater Christchurch Partnership (GCP) with a 6-monthly report to the Senior Managers Group (SMG) and a yearly report to the GCP Committee. The first report to the GCP will go to their June meeting.
  • The Advisory Group finalised plans for the Healthy Greater Christchurch Lunchtime seminar on the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill. Several members of the advisory group and a few others will be able to contribute. An NGO signatory in Selwyn is keen to organise a seminar there, so hopefully we will be able to promote that soon, too.

Organisations involved in the Advisory Group

Healthy Christchurch Logo.The Advisory Group is made up of participants similar to those who participated on the Interim Group. Participants may change as the Advisory Group becomes clearer about what it needs to do. Current participating organisations include:

  • Christchurch City Council: Paul Cottam
  • Community and Public Health: Gail McLauchlan, Sandy Brinsdon and Sara Epperson
  • Environment Canterbury: Miria Goodwin or Sam Bellamy
  • Greater Christchurch Partnership: Nadja Grabner-Thornley
  • Mana Whenua ki Waitaha: Wendy Dallas-Katoa
  • Ministry of Social Development: Marie Ward
  • NGO signatories: Sharon Torstonson (from SEWN)
  • Selwyn District Council: Denise Kidd
  • Waimakariri District Council: Tessa Sturley.

Thanks also to Clare Pattison for participating.

Background to becoming Healthy (Greater) Christchurch

The Greater Christchurch Partnership identified Healthy Christchurch as a lead for the ‘Health and Communities’ stream of the Urban Development Strategy, along with the Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils. A working group convened and decided to formally expand Healthy Christchurch to Healthy (Greater) Christchurch.

The group has developed a high-level work programme and will continue to engage with signatories as this progresses.  The initiative will continue to lead new projects, be a vehicle for communication and consultation with communities, and provide a mechanism to be voice at decision making tables around the region.

Find out more about the Greater Christchurch Partnership.

Find out more about the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy.

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