Most trusted online pharmacy in New Zealand
Home>The Oakley Brown Story
The Oakley Brown Story 2017-11-09T10:27:56+00:00

About us

The Oakley-Brown Pharmacy is one of the most trusted NZ Pharmacies and our goal is to help you find healthcare solutions.

The Oakley-Brown Pharmacy online is a trusted online pharmacy supplying over-the-counter health and beauty products to customers around New Zealand. This is ahusband and wife owned company.

Our store specialises in high quality, low price products with bulk rate discounts and New Zealand wide shipping. Our main pharmacy is located in the tourist seaside suburb of New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand and has been successfully serving customers in store for over 40 years. We also operate several other pharmacies throughout Christchurch City.

We are a team of health professionals who specialise in medicines and healthcare products. We are dedicated to achieving the very best health outcomes for our customers. Our team are here to serve you and are the Guardians of the health in our community. We are able to offer incredibly competitive prices and are always looking for ways to pass on the best savings to our customers.

In addition to processing your prescriptions and offering excellent value pharmaceutical products, we are extremely passionate about complementary medicine. Our experts combine their knowledge to offer you the best possible options from a comprehensive range of pharmaceutical and natural health care options.

Our natural health teams attend regular seminars and ongoing training with the top supplement companies in NZ. We are on hand to advise you on the best products including ‘practitioner only ranges’ that best meet your health and budget requirements.

Our focus on natural health extends to our makeup and skin care ranges. We specialize in problem skin, and can offer both skin care and health advice on conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. We believe we sell the top quality ranges with the best possible prices. Our selection criteria include positive results, no animal testing, natural and organic where possible and of course they must look and feel great when you wear them.

We want to constantly improve the service we give you. You, as a customer, are the most important part of our work and our service. If there is anything more we can do for you please feedback to us.

The Oakley Brown Story

How did we begin?

The Oakley Brown Pharmacy Group was established in 2003 by Carolyn Oakley Brown, our CEO and Owner. She had chosen pharmacy from an early age, recalling how much she loved spending hours and hours in her make shift lab in her family garage as a child.

It was at Otago Uni where she stumbled upon the quote ‘health isn’t everything but without it, everything is nothing”. She soon realized she could combine her love for health and pharmacy together achieve her ultimate goal of promoting wellness in others, helping them choose perfect healthcare solutions. Carolyn decided to set up her own pharmacy, focusing on advocating health and wellness in the community.

It was not until graduating university, interning and working overseas that Carolyn began the challenge of setting up her own pharmacy business. She enlisted the help of her husband, military retiree Simon Brown, and together they built The Oakley Brown Pharmacy Group, at the same time as bringing up their four children!

Carolyn opened her very first pharmacy in Christchurch, aged 27. Her first pharmacy was small, and she loved being able to provide healthcare solutions to her tightknit community. After learning what it took to run a successful business, she branched out into the world of Governance by participating on various national and local health boards, all the while continuing to build her pharmacy portfolio.

It wasn’t until the devastating Feb 2011 Christchurch earthquake that Carolyn recognised the need for an online pharmacy where people could shop with ease. She realized by going online she could help people all over New Zealand choose perfect healthcare solutions, not just her local community – this was the beginnings of

Today, the Oakley Brown Pharmacy Group comprises of 7 Pharmacies, 2 rural depots and one online store: employing over 65 staff from over 11 different nationalities.



Oakley Brown Pharmacy Group is based in the beautiful south island of New Zealand. Our Head Office is located in the seaside suburb of New Brighton, Christchurch, and we also operate several pharmacies throughout Canterbury. We are looking forward to expand throughout New Zealand within the next couple of years.


We have 4 core values which are the fundamental beliefs of the Oakley Brown Pharmacy Group and our employees. These principles give us guidance as we operate our company and continue to be the best pharmacy we can to our customers and employees. Our core values include:

  1. Service: We stand to provide exceptional customer service to all of our customers.
  2. Quality: From our products, service, stores to our …., quality is in everything we do.
  3. Integrity: We maintain that we treat others, and ourselves, with kindness and respect.
  4. Altruism: It is our interest to always give back to our community.
  5. Sustainability: We demonstrate sustainable best practices both environmentally and economically.


Guided by relentless focus, we will constantly strive to provide wellness solutions for people in our communities. Our company is devoted to putting in time, actions, understanding and pratice towards the pursuit of health mastery for every single person we serve.

We encourage, support, lead and coach our team members to not only do great work in our communities but help them to be the very best they can be at what they do.


We want to help as many people in our communities as we can so with your help we give a little back each month to Variety Kids of NZ by way of sponsorship.

This makes a small difference to brighten the lives of many children and we believe we are truly lucky to be able to do this. Giving back to children in need gets us out of bed every morning to do the work we do.


Oakley Brown Pharmacy’s future goal is to help 2 million people globally to make great healthcare decisions. We aim to have 70 wellness centres in New Zealand and a strong global presence online.

NZ Free Phone (outside Christchurch): 0800639274
International Phone: +64 3 3889 546 ext. 3
International Fax: +64 3 3889 547
Mailing Address: 183 Shaw Ave, New Brighton,
Christchurch 8641, New Zealand
Visit and become one of our fans on: Facebook!

Wellness by Numbers


Years Of Experience In Natural Health And Medicines


Deliveries NZ Wide


Healthier Lives


Gifted To Charity