Nic Parkes, Dip Pharm, MPS, is the owner of the Weleda Pharmacy Ltd.
Nic's training as a traditional pharmacist 30 years ago, was a springboard into wider possibilities for health and wellness. More recently she completed a Certificate in Holistic Healthcare at Taruna College. 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, pigs, geese and chickens under permaculture principles with an emphasis on using 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 on her land, 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 shop.
Claire Langley - National Cert Pharmacy Technician, Certificate of Holistic Health
Claire has worked as a dispensary technician since 1998. She first came into contact with anthroposophic medicine and its remedies through her work at Balmoral Pharmacy in Napier. Claire is currently deepening her background in anthroposohic healthcare through her studies at Taruna College in Havelock North with the Certificate of Holistic Healthcare.
Rebecca Boyle – BHSc (Herbal Medicine) – Melbourne
Rebecca made the jump back to New Zealand from her earlier life in Melbourne where she studied and worked for many years in busy health shops as a medical herbalist. Her daily work in Melbourne’s CBD gave her experience treating people from all walks of life, and finding answers to their wide variety of health questions and conditions honed her practice skills.
Rebecca has always had a deep interest in Anthroposophy, her children attend the local Rudolph Steiner kindergarten and school, and she is enjoying being part of the Weleda Pharmacy team. She is busy extending her knowledge of anthroposophic medicine and has discovered many synergies with her herbal medicine knowledge.
Rebecca has an interest in the integrative approach and enjoys offering support and information so people can make their own informed decisions in regards to their health and wellbeing.
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
Natascha Roughton BSc, B Pharm, PG Dip PHC endorsed in Long- Term conditions Management.
Natascha brings a wealth of experience in retail and hospital pharmacy to her work. She owned her own pharmacy in Taranaki for eight years before moving across the mountains to Hawkes Bay and the Weleda Pharmacy.
Natascha’s belief that everyone should have the freedom to make educated personal choices in relationship to their health and wellness has grown to encompass the possibilities of anthroposophic and homoeopathic medicine through working at the Weleda Pharmacy.