Te Papa Hauora is a place for people to gather, collaborate and share ideas in the centre of a vibrant, creative and inspiring healthcare system. It is part of a thriving international city, contributing to Christchurch’s growing reputation as an excellent place to invest, work, live and play.

Te Papa Hauora is increasing Canterbury’s productivity and contributing to economic growth and social well-being by attracting top-quality researchers, businesses, students, health sector workers and associated staff to the city; delivering long-term benefits to Christchurch and Canterbury, as well as New Zealand.



Te Papa Hauora’s development is guided by the Te Papa Hauora Advisory Council. The Council is a strategic partnership between Canterbury’s major tertiary and health institutions; the University of Canterbury, the University of Otago, Ara Institute of Canterbury and the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), working together with representatives from Ngāi Tahu, a foundation member.

Te Papa Hauora’s purpose is to shape the future of health through facilitating and promoting collaboration in health-related education, research and innovation.

Having firmly established itself within the Canterbury Health Ecosystem as a unique collaborative entity for its committed stakeholders, Te Papa Hauora is now moving to the next phase of its evolution.

The Partners will continue to grow Te Papa Hauora by the contribution of their people, resources and programmes, providing innovative outcomes for education, healthcare and health research.