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Sport and Recreation New Zealand invests $450,000 in Canterbury

11 July 2005

The Christchurch City Council has received a $450,000 investment by Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) to help increase the physical activity levels of the Canterbury community.
The investment will go towards two major projects in which the Christchurch City Council is a partner: Canterbury Active Communities and North Hornby Healthy Lifestyles.

The Canterbury Active Communities Project is being coordinated in partnership with the Canterbury Intersectoral Physical Activity and Nutrition Group. The project aims to promote consistent physical activity, messages, implement a regional communication and information system, and develop a monitoring and evaluation programme.
Those involved in Canterbury Active Communities are: the Cancer Society, Canterbury Community PHO, Canterbury West Coast Sports Trust, City Council, Canterbury District Health Board, the education sector, He Oranga Pounamu, Heart Foundation, Pacific Trust Canterbury, Parntership Health PHO, Rural Canterbury PHO, Te Amorangi Richmond, the YMCA and the Waimakariri District Council.

The North Hornby Healthy Lifestyles project aims to improve the quality of life for people in North Hornby by encouraging them to take part in more physical activity through multi-agency programmes that address health and wellbeing issues.

The project started in 2004 and has resulted in the establishment of successful programmes such as Taiaha Wananga, Canterbury Fiji Social Services After School Cooking and Fitness programme, Wahine and Whanau Exercise Group, and the Community Garden Wheelbarrow.


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