Wainuiomata and us!
In this job, we get to meet some of the most amazing people - and guess what? They all live right here in Wainuiomata!!
Being Wainuiomata's Community Pharmacy for the past 15 years means that if it is on in Wainuiomata - we'll be there! In fact, there are very few times when we're not doing something to support our community, from talking to the Stroke Club to sponsoring a sports club or even running a colouring competition for our local children - or collecting for the blind!
Wainuiomata's Community Stars (October 2012)
As part of our 15th Birthday celebrations, and as a "thank you" for the support of the Wainuiomata community over those 15 years, Unichem Clive's Pharmacy (the Happy Chemist) sought applications from local community groups and not for profit organisations for a share of a $7500 Community Stars fund. The winning 15 groups were announced by Clive Cannons and Lower Hutt Mayoress Linda Goss, at a Cocktail Evening in Wainuomata on Thursday, 25 October.
The 2012 Wainuiomata Community Stars are:
Wainuiomata Historical Museum Society
Wainuiomata Little Theatre
1st Wainuiomata Girls' Brigade
Wainuiomata Hockey Club
Wainiuomata Junior Tennis Club
Wainuiomata Pioneer Church
The Lions Club of Riddiford
Wainuiomata Community Patrol
CU Kidz Swimming Group
Wainuiomata Stroke Club
Rimutaka Forest Park Trust
Wainuiomata CORD Group
Wainuomata BMX Club
The Friendship Club
"A massive thanks to ALL the Wainuiomata Community Groups who entered our Community Stars competition. I have been overwhelmed with the response to our birthday celebrations and humbled because it is evident thatthere are many people in Wainuiomata who are living not for themselves, but for others. There are many people who have seen a need in this community and rather than wait for someone else to come along, or wait for more resources, or a more qualified person, have just gone out and with a passion, have tried to meet that need. In reading all the entries, it is evident that the Wainuiomata traditions begun 60 years ago of support for each other and care and involvement in the community is as strong as ever and that's something we should all be very proud of.
I had a few sleepless nights trying to choose just 15 winners. I wish that I could have helped every organisation but unfortunately that wasn't possible. To those who were not successful this time around, please keep up the good work. You are making a positive difference in people's lives and to the Wainuiomata community.
To the successful groups, congratulations and we can't wait to hear progress reports on your projects."
Clive and the Happy Chemist team
New Zealand's No 1 Pharmacy is RIGHT HERE in Wainuiomata!
Unichem Clive's Pharmacy has been voted No 1 by the New Zealand Pharmacy Awards at a glittering ceremony held in Auckland on 18th June.
Delighted at winning the ‘Best Community Pharmacy' in New Zealand category earlier in the evening, Clive (a.k.a. ‘The Happy Chemist') Cannons, was "absolutely stoked" when his pharmacy also won the ‘Supreme Award.' This is essentially the award for best overall pharmacy from each of the 11 individual category winners.
Because Clive is a self professed "proud Wainuiomatian" be wore his green and black Wainuiomata rugby socks under his dinner suit at the awards dinner.
Says Clive, "We've won this before but I think it's an even bigger achievement the second time around. It just shows that we haven't rested on our laurels and are constantly looking at new and creative ways to look after our customers and grow our business. Of course, we do have the best team and the best customers, from the best local community in New Zealand, and this award is for them too."
The event was established to reward excellence and innovation to companies that set higher benchmark standards in the industry. For a small business in Wainuiomata to be recognized as being the absolute best in New Zealand, is a significant achievement.
You can find out more about the Awards at www.pharmacyawards.co.nz
Mareta started here on 21 Aug 2006, as a part time afterschool worker,
We love having Mareta here - she is a hard worker and very diligent. Mareta displays Happy Chemist attitude in caring for our customers, joining in the fun, and being extremely positive.
Kim's Certificate of Endurance July 2011
Kim started at the pharmacy in July 2006, and now
receives her ‘Certificate of Endurance' for enduring
five years working with Clive. Kim takes a huge amount
of pride in keeping her prescription administration up to
date, and finds an inordinate amount of pleasure from preparing
blister packs. She loves to have a chit-chat with our customers
and is guaranteed to dispense a cheery smile with the prescriptions
Julie's Certificate of Endurance June 2011
Congratulations to Julie Paterson -
a staff member who we think deserves a special
mention! She has worked for five years at Clive's Unichem,
and is one of our most loved and valued team members.
After five years every staff member receives a
‘Certificate of Endurance'. This is given for enduring
five years working with Clive!
‘Julie is fantastic. She has a special ability to
befriend and empathise with all our customers.
She is a hard worker, and I'm glad Julie is still here
five years on!'
Wainuiomata Sevens February 2011
No one from the pharmacy went to the Wellington Sevens, so we took the Sevens to the Pharmacy!
2010 Christmas Colouring In Competition Winners
Two wonderful artists won our colouring in competition and recieved a family pass to the movies.
Salvation Army Band at Clive's - Christmas 2010
Pukeatua Kapa Haka Group at the Pharmacy December 2010
Pukeatua School Kapa Haka Group performing outside the pharmacy. They were Kapai!
Clive's Shine Night December 2010
Clive's Shine Night was a huge success - good food, great entertainment, amazing discounts, and a great deal of fun!
Wainuiomata Junior Prize Giving September 2010
Clive donated the Clive's Chemist Cup for a junior rugby player who has played at the Wainuiomata Rugby Club from Under 5 grade until Under 13 grade every year.
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