Our Story

In Japanese philosophy ‘Ki’ is often interpreted as spirit or lifeforce – the flow of internal energy if you like.   At Nature’s Ki we believe that your pets are individuals, each with complex personalities and unique needs. However, what they all hold in common is the key to happy, healthy pet longevity starts with high-end nutrition as it’s main cornerstone.

With that driving energy we have searched the globe to find the highest end, most natural, most nutritious products in their category.   We only carry the best, world class products that fit the ‘naturals’ sector, enhance pet wellbeing and are good for the environment. All personally selected and carefully curated brands from the world’s leading, innovative pet companies along with our advice derived from the very latest thinking in the pet world.

Nature’s Ki is a group of dedicated people who want to make a profound positive difference to the lives of every pet we serve. Everyone in our team, whether they are in sales, customer service, marketing, accounts or distribution; all aspire to the vision of world-class Pet Well-being.  Together with our carefully chosen industry partners we are unashamedly shifting the paradigm of what it means to be entrusted with a pet, and therefore empowering pet lovers to truly care for their furry whanau.  Most of us have experienced a personal story to tell of how a certain formula, product or piece of advice has improved the lives of our own pets, changed or saved lives and would love to share our experiences and knowledge and hear your story in return. It’s just what gets us up in the morning. 

We welcome you to join our company philosophy and be part of the exciting movement that is quintessential in how we care and connect with our furry families. We are committed to continuing our quest towards pet well-being and the best pet care products available anywhere in the world.

Our Orijen and Acana brands have been a perfect fit in aligning Champion Petfoods commitment to be the world’s most trusted pet food with the growing trend in pet lovers looking for a more natural, high protein, zero grain dry food for dogs and cats.

Consequently, Orijen and Acana pet food has grown to be one of the most well sought-after brands for discerning pet lovers across New Zealand.  If you want the absolute best, highest quality nutrition, un-matched quality of ingredients, un-paralleled cooking methods you needn’t look any further.  Orijen and Acana will stand up to any scrutiny of nutritional analysis to any other brand worldwide and outshine on any and every level. 

Please ask us more - we'd love to tell you how and why.  

Our company was born over ten years ago as a result of a dissatisfaction of the local offerings in the pet food industry and absence of quality nutrition.  Looking for the worlds best dog food we came upon Orijen and Acana by award winning Champion Petfoods.  Being passionate breeders of the Dogue de Bordeaux and Staffordshire Bull Terrier breeds we cannot begin to tell you the difference this level of quality has made to our dogs and kennels overall.

“We saw the difference very quickly in our dogs and knew we were onto a winner not only in the dogs physical and emotional appearance, but also the supreme integrity of the ingredients” David Graham.

Meet the team

Bex Graham Territory manager - upper north
Since working at a petshop when she was a teenager, Bex has known that her calling is to help and educate people as to what is best for their pets. Following her pet shop days, Bex has been a senior vet nurse for over 10 years before joining the Nature's Ki team more recently.  At home, Bex has a grumpy black and white cat named Buzz and a rescue dog called Finley.
Contact: bex@natureski.co.nz
Lily Mihaila territory manager - lower north
Lily worked in the veterinary and pharmaceutical industry in Europe for a number of years.  After immigrating to NZ, she adjusted her profession to the clean, green and natural environment of the country attaining further study in the field of homeopathy.  Her belief is that many diseases and ailments can be prevented or assisted through healthy nutrition and a natural approach.
Contact: lily@natureski.co.nz 
Nick Hampson territory manager - south Island
Nick's background is in retail and territory sales management, and most recently over the last decade in the pet speciality industry.  Nick has always had a passion for sales and retail and will certainly try wherever possible to help his clients' business prosper. Nick's passion for retail is only outweighed by his desire to inform and advise on the absolute benefits of feeding the best quality foods available to your fur babies, especially cats and dogs.  After all, there is so much truth in "we are what we eat".
Contact: nick@NaturesKi.co.nz
David Graham Director
David is a long time passionate student and researcher of nutrition and all aspects of natural health.  His research lead to the quick realisation that Orijen is unequalled by any other dog food worldwide on any nutritional level. As a NZKC registered dog breeder of over 30 years we just knew that NZ needed the worlds best dog food.  Our kennels and pups have never looked better, maintain constant vibrant health and have next-to-no issues or ailments.  There is no question that 'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure'.  Feed optimum nutrition at all times and never look back.                                                     
Vanessa Graham Director
aka David’s better half and the mother of their 3 human babies, 11 furrkids and many feathered friends. Vanessa is extremely proud of what Nature's Ki has achieved over the past 10 years and the people on the journey with us. Nature's Ki was purely born out of our love for animals and their well-being.  It's been our mission to provide only the best for our pets and to share it with NZ pet owners.  We will continue to grow our knowledge with the most modern nutritional research, increase awareness, educate and provide only world leading, natural products for all pet owners of NZ to enjoy. 
Louby Ryan General manager
Favourite quote: Life is not a dress rehearsal. Louby comes from a diverse background and has always had a deep seated passion for animals and their welfare. It was after a trip through Africa that cemented Louby’s direction into Vet Nursing and then in 2013 Louby joined the team at Nature's Ki. Louby started out as our National Sales Representative and now has moved into the role of General Manager.  While working at the vet clinic Louby always had the neon light on her forehead “always welcome at my home” and has come away from vet nursing with the crazy cat starter pack  (Zamba, Zahara, & Poppy) she is Nature's Ki’s crazy cat lady.
Sophie Landes Marketing MANAGER
Sophie joined the Nature's Ki Marketing team at the start of 2021 when she made the move from London to Whangarei. She has worked in Marketing for the last 7 years, both for large-scale Agencies and smaller brands.  Having had dogs, cats and other animals at home all her life, she can't wait to expand her pack here in New Zealand.
Tania Fenton Marketing assistant
Tania joined the Nature’s Ki marketing team at the end of 2020,  but has been aware of the Orijen and Acana brands since Jen, the black Labrador puppy joined her family six years ago. “All I had to do was read the ingredients list on the back of the bag – it was a no-brainer and Jen has been fed Orijen ever since.” Tania lives with Jen the dog, Barry, Tiger and Buddy the cats, 6 chooks, 8 sheep lawn-mowers and some friendly cattle who are doing their best to be too cute to eat…and a few humans too.
Amanda  Gentil company accountant
Amanda is the latest addition to the Nature's Ki Team. She became a Chartered Accountant during her time working in Public Practice, and has worked in a number of corporate accounting roles in both Whangarei and London. She is the pack leader to a beautiful British Bulldog named Bosley – who is the favourite family member! She is an advocate for quality pet nutrition and has seen first hand the change in a dog when they are fed the right food.
Ollie Gray warehouse manager
Ollie began with Nature's Ki in 2018 when he made the move from Auckland to Whangarei with his fiance, son, and dog. They now have a beautiful baby girl too.  Loving life in Northland Ollie is often the very first one in and runs an immaculate warehouse to keep up with our very fast paced schedule.
Bex Te Namu despatch professional
Bex joined the Nature's Ki team in 2012 and has a huge love for all animals! She has owned everything from horses to chickens with her husband and two kids.
Brenda Timewell despatch professional
Brenda started with Nature's Ki in 2015 and like her twin sister Bex, is also a big animal lover. Brenda and her three kids have cats and also foster various animals.