River of Flowers was created as a community commemoration for the first February 22nd anniversary of the devastating Christchurch earthquake. It has since been held across Canterbury waterways every anniversary since.
Part of the Christchurch recovery story, River of Flowers has become an important and essential community wellbeing event.
Check out the history, including the 5th Anniversary Bloom Exhibition, on our River of FlowersPage
Life Pack - Kete Ora is a brand new initiative started during Lockdown by Flourish Kia Pūawai and some key supporters.
Created to protect and improve whanau wellbeing, this special tool is about to go through testing and development.
Check out all about it on our Life Pack Page
This is an exciting two year action research project! We will be exploring with you, what makes a regenerative community and discover how we can co-create a resilient future.
As a pilot project we are capturing our learning and then are keen to share what works and lessons learnt so other communities can apply the good stuff.
We are working in two areas; with senior students at St Martins School and with families through workshops.
We are pleased to have Te Hapu o Ngati Wheke, Rapaki supporting us and funding from Christchurch City Council and Lotteries NZ.
Check out our page!
Waikuku Community Exchange is a brand new initiative started in early 2021 by Flourish Kia Pūawai with some key supporters. Created to strengthen resilience & wellbeing in coastal Waikuku, this special project is community-led. A community event kick-started the project and the report can be read here: Waikuku CE Report April 2021 F.pdf
If you are local to Waikuku join the Facebook Group!
Regenerative Evolution There's so much info out there about climate change but it's so big. There's so much wisdom about cultural change but how do we apply it? This local group is about sharing our own learning and wisdom, articles and future solutions so we can apply this in our own lives and mahi. Potentially we can become a community of cultural design practice and Kaitiaki (wise guardians). Join the group on Facebook.
Raise awareness of the urgency to respond to Climate Breakdown and aid the transition to a regenerative society, through;
Te Tiriti ō Waitangi, social equity and social inclusion.
The greatest challenge of our times is to create and nuture regenerative communities. With the IPCC stating we have less than ten years now to prevent global warming exceeding a projected 1.5 degree average increase, there is a great urgency to not only understand systems thinking, strong sustainability and regenerative cultures but how to successfully co-create a new way of living for dealing with our global ecological crisis and ensure the continuation and flourishing of all life on earth.. Flourish Inc sits in the emergent and innovative space to try new ways of doing.
Tips to Help get the Right Bin - Sometimes social change is simply getting helpful information out. Christchurch City Council are checking Bins. Our flyers put it simple and answer common questions. We've had great feedback! Print your own copies.from Resources.
10 Top Tips 4 Climate
It's hard to know where to start or what we each can do to address climate change. So we have come up with our 10 top tips to help each of us do this together.
Check out our new Climate Resources
It's an unique and scary time with the Covid-19 pandemic. We had a big think about what we could do that would strengthen our community. Many of us in Christchurch learnt this hard lesson through the earthquakes.
Kia Ora Neighbour - is simple flyer to look out for and support our neighbours, especially the elderly, isolated and vulnerable. You can print out your own from our Resources. On hold in Lockdown.
Good Vibes Aotearoa - is a new Facebook Group sharing good ideas on flourishing lock-down at home. One day soon, if we all STAY at HOME, it will be over. Until that day, we need to ensure we stay well in mind & body, especially with whanau.
Come join in so we can Flourish together.
Deep Water - Centre for Peace, Justice and Ecology
With utmost respect and thanks to our current key collaborators, funders and supporters. We collaborate a lot - it's core to our mahi!
Good Vibes Aotearoa was immediately created to support Aotearoa going into COVID-19 pandemic lock down late March 2020. Good Vibes is a social media platform for people to sharing good ideas on flourishing lock-down and recovery. Until we are through the pandemic and following economic impact we need to ensure we stay well in mind & body, especially with whanau. Join in on Facebook.
The Good Home started as a pilot eco-shop 'The Good Shop' in New Brighton, Christchurch. An opportunity to learn what consumers wanted to purchase, wanted to learn and support a network of mostly mum makers. Check out our success in only a four month period in Programmes page!
For now The Good Shop community is The Good Home on Facebook where we continue to share everything eco and changing our lifestyles to be good for the planet and good for our health. Like on Facebook.
Regenerative Communities started as Eastern Rising - a rag tag group of East Christchurch champions shouting about good things in the region for over two years, even winning a NZ On Air award! After the first two years listeners wanted to hear mainly about Climate Change, how do we take action locally and co-create a regenerative future. So we morphed into Regenerative Communities and have an amazing Action Research Pilot started too. Join us onFacebook and find out more on the Pilot here.
"A Climate for Change" is about raising awareness of climate breakdown impact and more, We will tell the local stories of those who are creating solutions we can all get behind, and inspire people to take simple actions in our own backyards across all of East Canterbury.. If you are a part of the story get in contact with us.. Check out the Project, hear local stories, read articles, see our resources and follow us on Facebook.
Walk For The Planet
The Great Wee Springtime
For kids, families and anyone keen about nature during Lockdown, or anytime really! A Nature Hunt for our own special local places and spaces.
WE ARE FLOURISH KIA PUĀWAI
A social enterprise umbrella for innovative community and environmental
We've recently changed our name from
Flourish Inc to Flourish Kia Puāwai
to better reflect our kaupapa.
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