Canterbury & West Coast Branch

Welcome to the Canterbury & West Coast Branch home page. 

Our committee usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Community & Public Health, 310 Manchester St. Any local member is also welcome to attend our meetings. Email us to confirm the date and location

What we got up to in 2018

We value connections and connect values – Ō tātou kaha, ō tātou pae ora – in all we do.  We brought this to life in 2018 through professional development and advocacy.

Professional development

Te Tiriti and Health Promotion Workshop

NetChange Workshop: Organising in the 21st Century – Partnered with New Zealand Drug Foundation (NZDF)

NZDF Medicinal Cannabis Submissions Workshop – Partnered with NZDF

Advocacy and Submissions

Campaign to Fix Renting – partner in local campaign

Christchurch City Council Long-Term Plan submission

Local Government (Community Wellbeing) Amendment Bill submission

Residential Tenancies Act Reform – submission and participation in MBIE workshop in Christchurch

We are open to opportunities that provide public health workforce development and share evidence-based public health information that builds a platform for the next generation of public health ideas.You can get in touch by emailing

What’s next?

We’re looking forward to a great 2019. We’re planning to bring a public health voice into the local body elections this year, and to continue growing and connecting our members around important topics. Watch this space!

Who are we?

Chair: Sara Epperson
Secretary: Rose Orr
Treasurer: Jude Clarke
Communications: Claire Kelly
Kaumatua: Wendy Dallas Katoa

Committee members: Allamanda Faatoese, Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll, Catherine Lippiatt, Charles Egwuba, Charlotte Ward, Christina McKerchar, Lee Tuki, Lynne Haslett, Paul McMahon, Ruth Teasdale, Tessa Luff, Viv Daley


Photo of the 2017 Committee at the PHANZ Conference in Ōtautahi.

Members' documents

Below are links to monthly branch committee meeting minutes, media releases, submissions and other documents relevant to Canterbury West Coast branch members

Minutes of branch committee meeting 5 March 2019

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