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Changes to Green Prescription (GRx) Service

After over 25 years of delivering GRx in Greater Christchurch and Ashburton, Sport Canterbury will no longer be delivering this programme.

A new Healthy Lifestyles | Pae Ora programme will be provided in its place from September 2022 by:

  • Waitaha Primary Health;
  • Tangata Atumotu Trust;
  • Whānau Whanake and
  • Purapura Whetu Trust.

The new referrals process is currently being finalised with the new providers. Details on making referrals to the new service will be available for primary care through Canterbury HealthPathways.

Clients residing in South Canterbury and the West Coast or receiving support through the Escalated Care Pathway or Diabetes Education will continue to be able to self-refer to Sport Canterbury GRx services.

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Latest research and news

Here are some snippets on the latest physical activity research or news that we found interesting.

New research says regular exercise can help slow the progression to Alzheimer's disease as well as improve the heart and brain.

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ExerciseNZ has endorsed new research which shows physical activity and good sleep work together to counter negative health effects of poor sleep.

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Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has announced how $5.7 million will be allocated to create better quality experiences for disabled tamariki and rangatahi.

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The Active Canterbury Newsletter is produced bi-monthly and aims to keep local physical activity providers informed. It has a focus on latest physical activity research, upcoming education and training opportunities, key events and tips on how to practically apply research and industry tools.

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