Category Archives: Health

Write your quake experiences on the Temple walls

Christchurch people will be invited to write their earthquake experiences, or anything else they wish to let go of, on the walls of the Temple for Christchurch before the temple is burnt to the ground to symbolise release and moving … Continue reading

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Course for women to nurture themselves

A course for women to nurture themselves begins this Thursday at the St Albans Community Centre in Colombo Street.

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Social wellbeing index set up by CERA

A wellbeing index based on data from multiple agencies is being set up by CERA to track the progress of the social recovery of Canterbury following the earthquakes. The data will look at issues such as health, employment and housing … Continue reading

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Come along for a laugh on Sundays

Pass by the Scottish Society Hall in Edgeware Road on a Sunday morning and you may hear lots of laughter. Liz van Halewyn found out more from one of the facilitators, Hannah Airey.

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Proposed alcohol policy affects suburbs too

The proposed alcohol policy for the city will see taverns, bars, pubs and clubs in St Albans and other suburban centres closing at 1am. A discretionary one-way door policy may be applied where appropriate.

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Building winter resilience

A number of agencies have combined to ensure that people in Canterbury receive assistance over winter.

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Red Cross winter warmer packs

Do you know someone living in a cracked house or in need of a bit of past quake TLC? Red Cross is on the look out for recipients of its batch of 2013 winter warmer packs.

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Caregivers’ views sought

The University of Auckland and an organisation representing caregivers is organising an online survey to find out about the needs of “informal” caregivers.

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Have your say on draft alcohol policy

The Christchurch City Council is debating some new rules on the sale and supply of alcohol in the city and suburbs and is seeking feedback until July 1 to help form a local alcohol policy.

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Learn about healthy eating

Location: Pacific Trust Canterbury, 177 Worcester Street Time: June 13 6pm Description: Learn about the language of nutrition, menu planning, how to lower fat, sugar and salt content, and lots more at this free event. Register with Kathy Culshaw on … Continue reading

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Insulation for those with high health needs

People with high health needs and living in a cold/damp house in Christchurch or Kaiapoi can get help with insulation through the Healthy Homes Project run through Pegasus Health.

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We’re all right, aren’t we?

All right is a social marketing campaign gathering together people’s ideas on what makes them feel good and sharing these.

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