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Published: 27 August, 2019

Trash to Treasure

Calling all divers to our “Trash to Treasure” Competition. For the month of September, we are asking divers to go out and collect some underwater rubbish. Marlborough Sounds is a paradise that needs looking after and as divers we see what others don’t. This competition includes any rubbish from a waterway and has been underwater and shows signs of being underwater. Snorkelers, free divers and scuba divers this is for you. Bring your rubbish to Waikawa Dive Centre and receive points for each piece you deliver. The divers that collect the most rubbish and gain the most points stand to win some amazing prizes.  

 You do need to register to enter.

Waikawa Dive Centre. 7 Marina Drive Waikawa. PICTON

 Ph 573 5939   Email - waikawadive@xtra.co.nz     

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Published: 9 August, 2019

Policy Advisor

Health in all Policies Advisor

  • 12 Month Fixed Term, Full Time role
  • Join us to influence and shape policies in our region for improved health and wellbeing
  • Understanding how equity impacts on health outcomes and work with partners to identify robust solutions

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

The CDHB are leading the way to ensure health and wellbeing considerations are integrated across all sectors including all policy development and we are looking for a Health in All Policies Adviser to join the team.

Based in our Community & Public Health office in Christchurch, we are a small team, dedicated to working with iwi, leaders, stakeholders and policy makers using a Health in All Polices framework.

You’ll spend your time liaising with CDHB staff as well as key stakeholders within other sectors such as local government, Non-Government organisations and government agencies. Your ability to analyse complex information, write reports, facilitate meetings, coordinate joint pieces of work, and your networking skills will be put to good use in this exciting role.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for:

You’ll need to be a great team player but you’ll also need to use your initiative to champion this way of thinking. Your ability to form mutually beneficial relationships and communicate new ideas is essential.

  • To provide support for the development and coordination of  submissions for Community and Public Health and the wider DHB
  • To build and maintain working relationships with key organisations  that influence and or  impact on public health
  • To support capacity building activities to support a health in all policies framework  both internally and externally
  • Support the use and roll out of Health in all Policies tools and methodologies e.g. Health Impact Assessment, especially in relation to earthquake recovery.
  • Lead the process of developing clear communications about Health in all Policies both within the DHB and external agencies.

Your skills will include:


  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and deliver collaborative outcomes
  • Proven experience in current facilitation methods
  • Experience in developing and managing projects
  • Well developed communication skills
  • Proven writing skills in a range of formats, i.e. reports, newsletters, submissions.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Demonstrated self starter
  • Proven experience in working across sectors
  • Experience working in a bicultural framework

This is a full time, fixed term position covering parental leave until end August 2020.

To read more about Health in All Policies check out our page at http://www.cph.co.nz/Files/CHIAPPInfoSheet1.pdf

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.


If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Contact us on recruitment@cdhb.health.nz for additional information.


Published: 30 July, 2019

Eddie Berla

10,000 Warriors project – Photography of Māori youth 


Eddie Berla is a photographer who has been working with Māori youth to create a contemporary image library which will eventually culminate in an exhibition called ‘10,000 Warriors’, inspired by the film Utu.


The aim of the exhibition is to document and portray as many Māori youth as possible, and ask them what being a warrior in the 21st century means to them.


Eddie has collaborated with costume designer Barbara Darragh (Moa winner for her work on Te Reo film The Dead Lands) and Jeff Ruha and his students (Jeff was the winner of best performer and best performance at Te Matatini 2013)


You can preview the project here: https://www.instagram.com/eddieberla 


 Eddie is looking for anyone within Te Ātiawa who may be interested in being photographed for the 10,000 Warriors project.


Please email Eddie Berla eddieberla@gmail.com if you are interested.


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Published: 23 July, 2019

Carer's Strategy Consultation

Carers’ Strategy Consultation Hui


Wednesday 24 July 2019, 10am-1pm

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

10 Show Place

Addington, Christchurch 8024


We want to gain feedback from carers on the proposed Carers’ Strategy Action Plan to make sure the Plan is right for carers and reflects what matters most to carers and their whānau.  

A carer is anyone who looks after a friend, family, whānau or fanau member with a disability, health condition, illness or injury.

Over time, the aim is to have a system of support for carers that is more proactive to ensure people get the support they are entitled to, responsive and centred on whānau.



For more information contact...
0800187689 or attend the meeting.

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Published: 23 July, 2019


N a u M a i H a e r e M a i


N a u  M a i  H a e r e  M a i

H u i  T u a r u a

Come and spend an evening sharing your korero with whānau and friends
Topic for discussion are:
Māori principles and values in business
What role does the network play?
Prioritising key activities as a network
Guest Speaker: Keni Duke-Hetet from Waka Group
When: 29th July 2019 (light Kai will be provided)
Time: 5.15pm till 6.45pm
Where: Ngāti Tama Office, 74 Waimea Road, Nelson
RSVP: lea@ngatikuia.iwi.nz

Maramara nui a mahi, kei riro i a noho

Let industry be rewarded, lest idleness gets advantage

M Ā O R I  B U S I N E S S  N E T W O R K Maori Business Network Poster hui tuarua Final2 - (229 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

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