NMHNZ is proud to bring you this year’s conference. We’re looking forward to being back in-person at this event, for the first time in nearly four years (our last one being 2019 in Wellington!).

The past two years have seen NMHNZ’s conference delivered successfully online. From a 1 day event in 2021, the 2022 event was incredibly successful with amazing feedback from attendees. There were over 200 people registered for the 2022 event and we’d love to build on this momentum for 2023 with a fantastic line up of speakers, an awards dinner, and lots of time for catching up with colleagues and suppliers.

Over the past few years, the conference has attracted a high calibre of presenters from around New Zealand, Australia, and the rest of the world. This has helped NMHNZ set a high standard of professionalism for naturopathic conferences in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The NMHNZ annual conference is a significant event in the continuing education of our members. It also provides a networking opportunity where members can gather together from all parts of Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas.


Our aim is to:

  • Ensure Naturopathy is visible and accessible to all people in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Provide the public with a resource of qualified and professional members
  • Promote naturopaths, and be recognised as valuable partners in the health care system
  • Advance the profession of Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine in Aotearoa New Zealand


We’re now taking applications for speaking opportunities. Please click on the link and have aread through the options. We’re keen to have posters, abstracts, and business related presentations.

Our 2023 Sponsorship Prospectus is available by clicking on the link. We have a number of different opportunities available this year from a FULL day to popping an item in the Delegate pack. We’ve got a coffee cart sponsorship, student sponsor and many more to choose from.

Conference Theme

Healthy at any Age: effective natural approaches to healthcare through the decades

This theme explores all aspects of successful and healthy aging. Our 2023 conference will bring together both New Zealand and overseas speakers to review the latest in evidence-based findings and understanding.

The conference is designed to provide you with practical education and new ideas, so that you can support more successful aging in your clients. Optimal aging occurs throughout the life cycle, but is possible in every decade. Five essential components of a successful and healthy later life have been identified: physical functioning; cognitive functioning; independence; social engagement; and satisfaction with life.

The aim of this conference is to guide practitioners in the prevention, assessment and management of health conditions that affect men and women across different decades of aging. As naturopaths and medical herbalists it is our professional responsibility to reduce the obstacles and barriers to holistic health. We can assist our clients in navigating any challenges of aging with strength and resilience.

What does successful aging mean, as we age into our sixties, seventies, eighties and beyond? This conference will explore, from philosophical, wholistic, and clinical viewpoints all aspects of being ‘older’ in the twenty-first century. The presentations and discussions will be designed to help you discover the new paradigm for natural healthcare, which is one of ageing in place and living well.



Sharon Erdrich

Saturday sponsored by
Nutri Search

Sunday sponsored by



Erin Lovell Verinder

Erin is a fully qualified Herbalist, Nutritionist, & Energetic Healer who has worked in the healing realms for twenty-one years.

Erin will be presenting on the concept of “extending our reach” – how we can get our knowledge, experience, and herbs out into the wider community.

Professor Kerry Bone



Professor Kerry Bone is the co-founder and innovation driver at MediHerb, where he serves as Director of R and D. He regularly lectures in Australia and overseas and is a prolific author, with seven published herbal medicine texts and over 40 scientific papers on herbal research. His most recent book, on Functional Herbal Therapy, was published in 2021. In 2015 Kerry’s lifelong contribution to the field of herbal therapy was recognised with the Lady Cilento award, and in 2022 he was awarded for an outstanding contribution to herbal medicine by the National Institute of Integrative Medicine (Australia). Kerry maintains a busy herbal and naturopathic practice in Toowoomba, Queensland where he has been in continuous service for 38 years.