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 Flowers Page
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
What's coming up?
Incredibly we are nearing the 10th anniversary of the devastating Christchurch earthquake, February 22nd 2011.
185 people lost their lives, around 10 000 homes were red zoned and our communities were severely impacted. It has been a long recovery but our people and city are showing signs of healing.
River of Flowers is a community event that has been run every anniversary along the Avon Ōtakaro River, Ihutai Heathcote and Estuary. This significant 10th anniversary we will be again co-ordinating community hosts at over 10 River of Flowers sites.
For more information see our River of Flowers page.
We continue to partner with Avon Ōtakaro Network and All Right?. This year thanks go to Christchurch City Council for providing some funding.
Walk For The Planet
The Good Shop was a pilot eco-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 Stuff 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 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.
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!
A Climate For Change
We need to be doing something about Climate breakdown like years ago. But do each of us really know what we need to do? Who is doing what? What we need to be prepared for in our Bioregion of East Canterbury?
We will be interviewing neighbours like you and me, academics to businesses sharing their stories so we can support them and know what actions we can take to make a difference.
We have been working on this for sometime in the background and getting great partners on board! Thanks to funding from Rata Foundation and our partners: Walk 4 The Planet and Deep Water - Centre for Justice, Peace & Ecology.
Check out our new page!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eastern Rising started as 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 about Climate Change and how do we take action locally. So under the Eastern Rising Banner we are pulling together a special show "A Climate For Change".
"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 and follow Eastern Rising on Facebook.
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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