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 WE ARE FLOURISH KIA PUĀWAI


  A social enterprise for innovative

community and environmental

wellbeing initiatives​.







Check out our Facebook page too!​



​​​"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, hundreds of Tips to get into action, see our resources and follow us on Facebook.​​​ 

Me te mihi nui mo a koutou manaakitanga. With utmost respect and thanks to our current key collaborators, funders and supporters.  

We collaborate a lot - it's core to our mahi! 

Te Hapū O Ngāti Wheke (Rāpaki) Rūnanga

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​​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. 

River of Flowers has become an important and essential community wellbeing event in our city's recovery story.


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

Walk For The Planet

​​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.

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 OUR PURPOSE


     ​Raise awareness of the urgency to respond to Climate Breakdown        and aid the transition to a regenerative society, through;


  • Educating and enabling wellbeing, resilient and environmentally friendly lifestyles of our individuals, whanau and communities
  • Creating innovative, holistic solutions and products to leverage sustainable, regenerative and environmental change
  • Promoting and collaborating with progressive organisations, businesses, government and movements
  • Demonstrating through our work a commitment to

        Te Tiriti ō Waitangi, social equity and social inclusion.​ 




​​​​​​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 on Facebook and find out more on the Pilot here.

What's up?


Our Papatūānuku


​ A student art & Literature Competition

for youth passionate about our

Mother Earth.


​It’s a beautiful and meaningful competition more special by hearing the voice of our kids and taking them to COP27


Registrations extended! 

Check it out

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​​Happy People-Healthy Planet 

​​Spot Light


Regenerative Communities


​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!

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​​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!

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​​Rubbish Talk  to get better at recycling. Once we know the recycling rules, it’s a pretty low-fuss habit to put into our routine.


Over this year we really want to work with you to help get the region better at using the waste services we have and reduce waste overall. 
We are working closely with waste experts - as we (Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri) are making more and more waste that goes to landfill and getting worse at recycling. 

​​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.

Community

Wellbeing

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.



Call Nature - on a River Phone! From Earth Day 22nd April for 2 weeks we have 12 special phones along our cities' waterways. Check out more here!

​Environmental Wellbeing 


​Top 10 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. We have collated a lot on info, ideas and action - so there is something that each of us can do to take that next step.

Make a start at our Climate Resources Page.


Rubbish Talk


Just started - this project is about sharing education and local information to help our communities adopt more sustainable behaviours and reduce waste at a household level. ​​​


​Our new Rubbish Talk Page. Also check out The Good Home page for Rubbish Talk posts and our Reduce Waste Top Tip.