About Us

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The Centre

Herbal Education Resource Centre was established 1987( Registration Number 2026) as an educational resource to assist the growing interest in herbalism and natural health. The Centre initially had extensive herbal gardens to train local students and those interested in the growing of herbal remedies, however the growing interest in further educational opportunities saw the development of affordable Certified correspondence courses in Natural Healthcare, Nutritional Healthcare and Traditional Herbalism Courses.

Today, the educational centre offers a wide range of correspondence courses, ranging from entry level for beginners students, right through to a Masters Degree in Traditional Herbalism.

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]MALCOLM HARKER M.H.D.

Mai tona manawanui me tona matauranga tino nui o te o otaota tuuturu: ka tukuna a Malcolm tana tohutohutanga ki tona whanau, whanui. Kia mou atu a ratou te oranga, te awhitianga me te tiakitanga mai o ratou po katoa. Ma ta kai whakatautika, whakakori tinana me te awhinatanga o nga otaota. Kia tu tika ai a ratou ki runga I te kino e paa ana ki o ratou wairua i o ratou tinana.

Master of Herbology, Tohunga Rongoa, natural health consultant, manufacturer, tutor and author began his study of herbalism in 1978 due to a serious illness, from which, through his own efforts using herbs, fully recovered.

In 1983 Malcolm acquired the Diploma in Herbal studies and in the same year received the Certificate in Iridology through the teachings of Dr Maurice Archer N.D. student and protégé of renowned Iridologist, Dr Bernard Jensen.

In 1985 Malcolm earned his Master of Herbology Degree in Advanced Herbal Medicine with Honours from the Emerson College of Herbology, Quebec, Canada.

After eleven years of running his Herbal Healing clinic in Avondale, Auckland, the experience enabled him to develop a unique range of over 83 herbal remedies and cosmetic products, which were sold throughout the natural health retail market, which today have become increasingly popular throughout New Zealand. The company Harker products is now in other good hands.

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Dr. Janice-Ann Priest

Kn., N.C., Dip. Herb, CNHP, D.Sc.

Chartered Natural Health Practitioner

Dr. Janice-Ann Priest, is a natural health consultant, author, publisher and lecturer, with over 40 years experience in the field and is well versed in many areas of holistic health and education from nutrition, herbalism, homoeopathy, chinese diagnosis to hair analysis systems. Janice has 28 years in publishing health information under her belt, has authored several books such as the popular ‘Can You Remember What To Take’, and along with her international publishing company, Healthy Options Ltd has printed the ‘Healthy Options’ magazine and mind, body and spirit magazine ‘Rainbownews’, as well as quarterly ‘Healthnews’ booklets.

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