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​Places of Tranquility was a successful post-earthquake initiative to raise the visibility and engagement of our diverse cultures. It was led by Michelle Whitaker then with Healthy Christchurch, Lincoln University School of Landscape Architecture and Green the Rubble. It is now being led by Odyssey House and utilised as a family healing garden.

Our early start up focus was on delivering the meaningful River of Flowers  earthquake commemorations and Bloom in 2016.​ We had over 14 500 people participate in both events in 2016. We also had the most River of Flowers sites ever, with 20 sites being hosting by a combination of community organisations, schools, university, churches and Canterbury District Health Board.

Make sure you read about 
Bloom; an interactive floral and poetic tribute to commemorating the Canterbury Earthquakes and our recovery story. Our Flourish interns also interviewed key people involved in River of Flowers over the last 5 years. Read some of these on the River of Flowers and Bloom pages.

Our Alpine Pacific in a Box was set up quickly in response to the Kaikoura/Hurunui Earthquake to support small businesses. It then morphed into The Good Shop Pilot.


We recently undertook a pop up pilot in New Brighton for living greener and healthier. The Good Shop pilot was really interesting and we learnt a lot. See below for our Impact results. We are discussing with a few different NGOs to what innovative next steps might be. Follow on facebook TheGoodShopnz

Things are moving .... check the homepage and facebook pages for the daily info!

Programmes & Events

Programmes & Events