The Team

 

Nic Parkes, Dip Pharm, MPS, is the co-owner of Weleda Pharmacy.

Nic's training as a traditional pharmacist over 30 years ago, was a springboard into wider possibilities for health and wellness. In 2013 she completed a Certificate in Holistic Healthcare at Taruna College and then with 6 more years of study received her qualification from the Medical Section of Goetheanum as an Anthroposophic Pharmacist. Other studies include a Certificate in Organic Growing and  training as a Bowen Therapy practitioner. 

Nic is deeply connected with the land. She lives and manages her six hectares of garden and farm including cows, sheep, geese and dogs under permaculture principles and uses biodynamic preparations and methods.  As part of this adventure she has become adept at using homeopathic remedies with animals and pets and also consults with veterinarians prescribing homeopathic and anthroposophic remedies. Nic is happy to share this knowledge with you if you have questions about your own animals or pets health.

Nic believes in a good balance and so divides her week with 4 days working at home, 3 days a week  she comes into town to hone her pharmacy skills with the anthroposophic  pharmacopeia. Nic also offers a pharmacist based consulting service at the pharmacy.

 

Anita Bhikha-Willan-- BPharm, BHSc (CompMed) DipNat, DipHerbMed      

Along with her work as a practising pharmacist, Anita is a naturopath, medical herbalist and massage therapist. She worked for Weleda NZ for some years then took time out to start a family and in 2014 started part time for Weleda Pharmacy.

Her extensive pharmacy and integrative medical expertise has led her professional work to focus on preventative medicine as a key consideration to optimal health rather than relying on the more common practice of ‘taking a drug to fix a health problem’ behaviour.

Anita is very interested in helping people learn to manage their own health challenges and with her wide scope of practice can often offer insights that might otherwise be overlooked.

Anita combines her work at the Weleda Pharmacy with seeing private clients in her naturopathic practice. You can find her online at http://www.naturaltherapypages.co.nz/therapist/4035

 

 

Tina McOnie

 

Tina brings a wealth of knowledge to the Weleda Pharmacy as a qualified Naturopath, Reflexologist, Iridologist and trained in Herbal Medicine  and Applied Counselling Skills.

She has over 20 years of experience in the Natural Health sector, in both retail and private practice settings, and has a strong passion for natural medicine and a firm belief in the integrated healthcare approach that the Weleda Pharmacy entails.

Tina enjoys the customer interactions and helping people with their health concerns and will welcome your queries.

Behind the scenes Tina enjoys studying and keeping updated with the current health trends and innovations. She loves spending time with her family and dog Alex and getting away for travels and adventures in their motorhome.  She is also keen on gardening and growing food.

She looks forward to helping you achieve your best health outcomes.

Rebecca Boyle    BHSc - Herbal Medicine

Since childhood, Rebecca has loved growing herbs and enjoyed making herbal preparations. The possibility of being a medical herbalist really bloomed when she began her Health Science degree in Melbourne.

With experience gained working in health shops and dispensaries, Rebecca moved back to Hawkes bay. She had grown up with an interest in Anthroposophy, so when the opportunity of a position at Weleda Pharmacy first became available in 2016 she jumped at the chance to join the team.

Rebecca enjoys supporting people with their health and healing and draws on the use of herbs, flower essences, wholesome food and anthroposophical preparations in order to bring this about. Passionate about guiding people to wlak their own journey to health and happiness, Rebecca has a holistic, integrative approach and relates well to all walks of life.

Blessed with 3 children, whom attend the local Steiner School and playgroup, Rebecca especially enjoys with Mammas and kids.

Rebecca combines her work at weleda Pharmacy with spending time with her family, gardening, cooking, knitting, reading and renovating old houses.

 

 

Kelly Grant    Level 5 Pharmacy Technician

Kelly comes from a background in community pharmacy with over 20 years’ experience in New Zealand and Australia.  Kelly spent 7 years at Maraenui Pharmacy forming strong connections with patients, elders and staff.   Here she really formed her love of understanding everyone’s journey.  Medication, health and each person’s journey can be so unique, not one size fits all.  Through her own health she has started to carve a keen interest in natural health and a more holistic integrative approach.  She has come to Weleda Pharmacy with a keen interest to learn more in this field, and is soaking up the knowledge, education and presence that Weleda and the staff offer.   

Kelly is born and bred local to Hawkes Bay, her interests include enjoying and exploring our local sites, beaches, walks and of course wineries.