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Libby's dream team
Top team: Auckland Racing Club chief executive Chris Weaver is leaving his job to help his wife, nutrition and weight-loss
expert Dr Libby Weaver, build her brand.
Photo: AMY McGILLIVRAY
By AMY McGILLIVRAY
Go to eastandbays
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video of Dr Libby
Mr and Mrs Weaver make quite a
team. And with Chris giving up his
day job next month to devote his
time to his wife's business interests,
this go-getting couple will be
After eight years as Auckland
Racing Club chief executive Mr
Weaver is stepping down to focus on
building his wife's profile. She is the
nutrition expert and weight loss
specialist Dr Libby Weaver -- known
simply as Dr Libby.
She has shot to fame around the
world thanks to the success of her
Newmarket practice and the popu-
larity of her first book, Accidentally
She says her husband is the
secret to her success.
I always giggle that I'd still be in
my local garden shop writing my
first book if it wasn't for Chris.''
Mr Weaver is her biggest fan and
says it is her scienctific approach
that makes her special.
She's a science geek at heart,'' he
When the waiting time for an
appointment at her clinic reached
six months, Mr Weaver encouraged
his wife to start holding seminars to
reach more people.
Her number one skill is as a
speaker,'' he says.
Dr Libby will be out of the
country more than she is home over
the next six months.
She is looking forward to the
amazing'' opportunity to speak
alongside Dr Oz at the USANA
Health Sciences International Con-
vention in August.
She was born and raised in
Newmarket and studied for a bach-
elor of health science. She became a
dietician but went on to do a PhD
focusing on biochemical and
nutritional factors in children with
My holistic approach is looking
at the biochemistry and then the
nutrition and then you consider the
emotions. I'm the why-girl' of
nutrition,'' she says.
What I want is to get people to
see their health and their body in a
different light. I really want to edu-
cate and inspire people and through
that create a happier, healthier
Her second book, Rushing Wom-
an s Syndrome, came out in Febru-
ary and describes the biochemical,
emotional and health effects of
always being in a hurry.
The couple is hoping it will be as
much of a hit as the first book, a
New Zealand bestseller.
Visit drlibby.com for information
about her upcoming events and
big to win
Some big point scoring
spurred the Auckland
Pirates to a 96-83 home
win over the Manawatu
Jets last week.
American Ron Dorsey
led all scorers with a 23
point haul including the
three-pointer that clinch-
ed victory with two
minutes remaining on
The Pirates were keen
to avenge a loss to the
Jets last month.
The win put Auckland
in second, behind HBS
Bank Hawks, on the
The Pirates will host
Taranaki MountainAirs at
ASB Stadium tonight.
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