FirstChemist is the on-line home of Bramwells Pharmacy, one of Gisborne New Zealand's oldest established pharmacy's and chemists.

We have been operating from our current site in the heart of Gisborne City on the East Coast of New Zealand for 70 years.

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Unichem Bramwells Pharmacy is a family owned business and is a member of Unichem, the largest national marketing group.

Our specialty areas include complimentary medicine, sports nutrition and general medicine.

We have a professional staff dedicated to excellence and testimony to this is the fact that members of our staff have received awards at the annual Industry Zuellig Marketing awards at the last three presentations.

See our contact page for details on how to contact us.

About Grant Bramwell

Current proprietor of Unichem Bramwells Pharmacy and 3rd generation Bramwell to own the business. Grant qualified as a pharmacist in 1982 and took over ownership of the business in 1989.

Since then Unichem Bramwells Pharmacy has benefited from his interest and enthusiasm of natural medicine. The pharmacy are renowned as local experts in this field.

Grant in medal winning mode

Grant has an extensive sporting background which has resulted in the pharmacy stocking a wide range of sports nutritional, which they specialise in.

Grant has represented the Gisborne district in swimming, surf lifesaving and canoeing. On a national level he has represented New Zealand in both surf lifesaving (1980-1985) and canoeing (1983-1988).

Grant has attended 4 World Canoeing Championships and 2 Olympic Games. Career highlights include a 3rd in the 10,000m at World Champs 1985 and Gold Medal K4 1000m 1984 Olympic Games.

View the Location section to find out more about where we are based and the Order information section for details about packaging, delivery times and terms and conditions for our many products.