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About Us

 

Mary Chai - Pharmacist / Director

" I was born in Malaysia but grew up in New Zealand. I can speak Thai and a little bit of Mandarin.
My love for chemistry and strong desire to help people’s health has led me to pursue a career as a pharmacist.
I graduated in 2007 (Bachelor of Pharmacy, Auckland University) and became a registered pharmacist in 2008. My first role as a registered pharmacist was being a sole charge pharmacist.
I love being a pharmacist as I get to have the one on one interaction with customers/ patients without the restrictions of appointments. My belief is to treat every customer the way I want to be treated - with respect, giving honest, caring and accurate advice about health and/or products. I believe I have build a team with the same beliefs as myself.
I also love to bake and decorate cakes. I am a self taught baker so I would love to meet anyone who can teach me more.
I look forward to seeing you in store, even if it’s just for a chat about cakes ;) "

 

 

Kim-Emmanuelle - Trainee Technician

" My name is Kim-Emmanuelle but commonly known as Kim or Kim-E. I was born in New Caledonia but moved to Rotorua when I was three because my father is a New Zealander. I’ve grown up in a French speaking household (my mom’s first language), I am therefore bilingual.

I have been lucky enough to work in this profession for five years. Throughout my time at Fairy Springs Pharmacy I believe that this is where I have found my career path and am now studying to be a Pharmacy Technician. I find joy in being able to care for people and pride myself in making sure each individual is treated with their own personal touch.

Outside of work I am equally passionate about football/soccer, where I have played for most of my life (21 years). Playing football/soccer has enabled me to travel all around the world and I am grateful for all that I have seen and experienced through the beautiful game. I give credit to my workplace as they have been very understanding of the passion I have for the sport, they have never thought twice about allowing the time off work I’ve needed to continuously play at the highest level I possibly can.

I look forward to seeing you to provide our best possible services and share a discussion or two of the topics mentioned above. "

 

Judith Meek - Fully Qualified Pharmacy Retail Assistant

"I may be the newest member of the team at Fairy Springs Pharmacy but I have 10 years of pharmacy experience behind me!

In 2018, I completed my Certificate in Pharmacy (Community Pharmacy Assistant). I'm currently working towards a Bachelor of Health Science, which I started in early 2020.

I am very passionate to always keep my knowledge up to date about existing and new products and its ingredients. I pride myself on my natural health knowledge.

In my own time, I can be found out in the garden with my fiancé Mike (fun fact: I have 17 different varieties of Lavender!) and I enjoy running in the Redwoods - I am currently training for a marathon later in the year. To wind down, I enjoy good food and a couple of glasses of red wine with my friends and family!"

 

Support your local pharmacy

Experienced Pharmacist Mary and her team, Kim and Judith, takes pride in their customer service always aiming to give you the best independent professional services and integrated advice about your health and medications - All in a relaxed caring atmosphere at Unichem Fairy Springs Pharmacy. With us your health always comes first.

Parking is right outside so you won't have to spend precious time looking for a car park, and there is also good wheel chair access.

Being linked to Fairy Springs Medical Centre is also an advantage for our customers as they can come see us straight from the doctors consult and we will endeavour to have your prescription ready within minutes.

We also offer a range of pharmacy only medications, gifts and we are also Southern Cross Easy Claim Provider.

Pop in and see us.

 

Our Services:

  • Prescriptions
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Compliance packaging - Blister Packs
  • Natural health
  • Funded Nicotine replacement therapy
  • First aid supplies
  • Viagra
  • Emergency contraceptive (ECP)
  • UTI treatment (TMP)
  • Contraception
  • Giftware