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Meet the Best of Natural Awards Judges

The Best of Natural Awards champion New Zealand’s best natural products and celebrate those with the highest quality, ingredient, ethical and environmental standards.

Watch our judges’ video here, and read about them below.

Liz McNamara

Natural Health Expert for HealthPost, The Better Company

A registered Naturopath and Herbalist with more than 16 years of experience in natural health, Liz is the President of the Naturopaths & Medicals Herbalists New Zealand and has worked in the commercial sector contributing holistically, and in education as a tutor. Liz is passionate about supporting people to make small but powerful changes in their lives to support their wellbeing and has done so from a platform of clinical practice, radio, and written media. Liz is passionate about clean ingredients and is the creator of the HealthPost Red List, which lists ingredients that are proven to have a negative impact on the health of people or the environment. Working with the range curation team at HealthPost, Liz has the final say on products that are stocked or not.

Lucy Butler

Executive director of HealthPost, The Better Company

As the director of brand values for HealthPost, Lucy is proud of the high ethical standards her family’s business upholds. With both parents being trail-blazing natural products entrepreneurs in Aotearoa, Lucy was raised to take a holistic approach to wellbeing, which she now applies to nurturing her own young family. With a background in academic work (PhD, University of Melbourne, 2010) Lucy’s strong research skills mean she looks beyond face value to determine what really constitutes a better choice in a complex and ever- changing world. Lucy is passionate about enabling more conscious consumption through providing the cleanest, most effective and mindfully created products possible. She strives to honour our drive to be better while embracing the inevitable imperfections along the way.

Belinda Nash

Health and wellbeing writer

Belinda is an award-winning writer and content creator with more than 25 years experience in the media and communications industries. In 2015 she won Blogger of the Year Award and the People’s Choice Award at the SMCAKL Social Media Awards for iconic, popular blognzgirl.co.nz. Belinda is a passionate advocate for elevating the health and wellbeing of people and the environment. She has set herself apart as a writer since 2017 by focusing her writing on sustainability in fashion and beauty, in particular. In her work, Belinda partners with world-changing entrepreneurs, brands and media that promise to do good for the planet. Belinda is a passionate and committed advocate for natural beauty and makeup, in particular homegrown Aotearoa brands.

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