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Community and Public Health in Canterbury (Christchurch)

Community and Public Health Christchurch office (310 Manchester Street)Canterbury/ Waitaha is a diverse region with the sea, plains and mountains. It covers from north of Kaikoura to the Rangitata River in the south, and as far west as Arthur’s Pass. The area is the most populated region in the South Island with nearly 540,000 people, and more than 60 percent living in Christchurch.

The region’s population is predominately Pakeha with those Maori descent making up over 8 percent, those of Asian descent nearly 7 percent and Pacific peoples 2.5 percent, according to the 2013 Census.

The Christchurch office has over 100 staff, with most working in the areas of infectious disease and environmental health, or in educational settings.

The Christchurch office has a Community Health Information Centre, providing health information resources free to the public. Unfortunately you can not visit this Centre to view resources.

Have your say on the Kaikōura District Draft Long Term Plan 2021-2031

The Kaikōura District Council is interested on your feedback on five key proposals in the proposed Draft Long Term Plan: roads, footpaths, zone rules, urban rubbish collection and tourism and business support.

There will several of public meetings about the Draft Long Term Plan:

  • Tuesday 8th June 2021 (10am to noon) at the Council Chambers;
  • Tuesday 8th June 2021 (6 to 8pm) at the Memorial Hall;
  • Thursday 10th June 2021 (6 to 8pm) at the Goose Bay Fire Shed;
  • Wednesday 16th June (2 to 4pm) at the Council Chambers; and
  • Wednesday 16th June (6 to 8pm) at the Kēkerengū Community Hall.


The consultation closes at 4pm on Monday 28th June 2021.



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