Order resources from the Community Health Information Centre

CPH coverage mapThe Community Health Information Centre (CHIC) provides free health resources within the Community and Public Health geographical area covering:

  • Canterbury including Ashburton, Greater Christchurch, Selwyn, Waimakariri, Hurunui and Kaikoura Districts;
  • South Canterbury including MacKenzie, Timaru and Waimate Districts
  • the West Coast including Buller, Grey and Westland Districts; and
  • the Chatham Islands.

This page is the gateway to ordering health resources online, including pamphlets, booklets and posters.

You can order up to 100 copies of any resource online, unless specified otherwise or if quantities are limited.

Find out more about online ordering and the delivery of your order.

Other ways you can order resources

You can also order resources from CHIC via mail, fax and email.

You can also visit one of our centres in Ashburton, Timaru and Greymouth to view or order resources.

Unfortunately you cannot visit or drop in to the Christchurch CHIC to view or order resources.

Contact your local CHIC Office for more information:

CANTERBURY (Christchurch)
Ph +64 3 378 6721
Fax +64 3 379 6125

Ph +64 3 307 6902
Fax +64 3 307 8081

Ph +64 3 687 2600
Fax +64 3 688 6091

WEST COAST (Greymouth)
Ph +64 3 768 1160
Fax +64 3 768 1169

Ordering resources from outside our region

Some resources produced by Community and Public Health are available to those outside our coverage area, but you will need to pay for these items, including a postage charge.

Free health and wellbeing checks for your child (CHH0068A).Order Well Child Tamariki Ora Week resources


The Community Health Information Centre (CHIC) has a range of Well Child resources available to order.

Featured resources: Rauemi whakaatu

Healthy Lunches Made Easy
Poster - A3
Healthy Lunches Made Easy
Free within our distribution area. Gives ideas for putting together a healthy lunch, with pictures. Price: $0.25 each (plus postage and packaging).
Hike it, bike it, scoot it, skate it
Hike it, bike it, scoot it, skate it
Revised January 2018 - change in format Download Māori and Pacific language versions from www.nzta.govt.nz Describes things that parents and caregivers need to know to teach children about staying safe on roads and near railways.
Keep your lunchbox cool
Keep your lunchbox cool
Maximum of 10 copies per order.
Formerly "My Cool Lunchbox".
Gives tips for kids and parents on how to keep food safe in a school lunchbox.
Maximum allowed quantity per order: 10

Featured gardening resources: Rauemi mahi māra

Safer and Healthier Gardening
Safer and Healthier Gardening
Gives information on reducing risks when gardening. Reprinted February 2014. MoH code HE4605.
Growing healthy little gardeners
Growing healthy little gardeners
Gives health and safety information on gardening with children. Designed for use by parents, families and schools.
National Poisons Centre: Poisoning Prevention and First Aid
National Poisons Centre: Poisoning Prevention and First Aid
Gives information on how to use and store medicines and chemicals safely, including what to do in case of poisoning.

Featured physical activity resources: Rauemi whakapakari tinana

Activity guide: Cycling
Activity guide: Cycling
Gives information for people wanting to learn more about cycling. MoH code HP5941.
Got time to move? Easy ways to be more active
Poster - A3
Got time to move? Easy ways to be more active
Shows easy physical activity ideas to do as a family or by yourself with the time you have available.
Sit less, move more, sleep well: Physical Activity for 5- to 18-year-olds
Sit less, move more, sleep well: Physical Activity for 5- to 18-year-olds
Revised October 2017. Help your children achieve at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day for their health and well-being. MoH code HE2312. Previously titled "Be Active Every Day".

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