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 (by appointment), 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.

It's all right to keep the faith (MNH0248).Resources from the All Right? Campaign

The All Right? campaign is designed to help us think about our mental health and wellbeing.

All Right? is about helping people realise that they’re not alone, encouraging them to connect with others, and supporting them to boost their wellbeing.

Featured resources: Rauemi whakaatu

Stopping the spread of germs at home
Stopping the spread of germs at home
Gives suggested healthy habits that can protect everyone from getting germs or spreading germs at home.
Wash and dry your hands for 20 seconds
Wash and dry your hands for 20 seconds
Gives advice on the importance of washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and running water, and also drying hands thoroughly for another 20 seconds. MoH code HE2525.
Are you giving germs a hand?
Are you giving germs a hand?
Available in Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Te Reo Māori, Samoan and Tongan. Shows types of disease-causing germs that can be carried on your hands, as well as the easiest ways to prevent the spread of germs: wash and dry your hands correctly or use hand sanitiser.

Featured summer resources: Rauemi raumati

Stay cool and well this summer
Stay cool and well this summer
Gives tips on staying cool, hydrated and well during the summer months.
Benefits of drinking water
Benefits of drinking water
Gives information on the different benefits of water for our body. Updated for 2018. Part of the Switch to Water campaign by the NZ Dental Association.
Be SunSmart
Be SunSmart
Promotes the five SunSmart steps to protect skin and eyes from UV radiation.

Featured school resources: Rauemi wharekura

Ka Pai Kai: Easy steps to great lunches
Ka Pai Kai: Easy steps to great lunches
Gives some ideas for making a good lunch, particularly for preschool children. Revised July 2016. Formerly titled "What's for lunch?"
Keep your lunchbox cool
Keep your lunchbox cool
Maximum of 20 copies per order. Gives tips for kids and parents on how to keep food safe in a school lunchbox. Formerly "My Cool Lunchbox". Revised for 2017.
Maximum allowed quantity per order: 20
Hike it, bike it, scoot it, skate it
Hike it, bike it, scoot it, skate it
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. Revised January 2018.

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