Post Earthquake Services Update – What’s Open, What’s Not

Thursday, May 12, 2011 by Amanda

Upon returning to Christchurch, I realised that I needed to check out each of my suppliers of health products and services and see if they are still operating. I thought you might find it useful if I provided that update for you here.

Christchurch Farmers Market at Riccarton House: Open and operating normally.
The stall holders provide locally grown, reared and prepared fresh produce.

Herbal Dispensary: The building has been demolished although they hope to be able to reopen in the future on the existing or another site.
Their practitioners are available for consultations – phone 365 3117 for individual contact details. Trish Whitfield, Medical Herbalist, is able to provide some dispensary products and can be contacted on 021 171 6621 or

Liberty Market: Open and operating normally.
They provide organic foods, natural foods and special dietary foods.

Marshall’s Health Shop in New Brighton: Open and operating normally.
For a comprehensive range of quality health products at very competitive prices. They will order products in if they are not in stock and are able to source some Practitioner only products.

Organic Fruit and Veg Market outside Vic’s Café, 132 Victoria Street on Saturday’s: Closed

Piko Wholefoods: The Kilmore Street building has been demolished but they have reopened at 248 Stanmore Road. The Lyttelton street store, Lyttel Piko, has reopened at 12 London Street and is best accessed from Oxford Street.
They are a vegetarian wholefood store, specialising in organic and gluten free foods.

The Herb Centre: Open and operating normally. Best reached via Barbadoes Street.
They provide a Dispensary / Health Store, Natural Health Clinic and Cafe.

Individual Practitioner listings are being updated as I receive the information.

Do you know the status of any other businesses which would help our readers?

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