In our articles you will find news, views and issues from around New Zealand.  We also profile some of our placements so that you can see and experience what living and working in New Zealand is really like. 

Picture:  Mt Manganui beach

Latest Updates

  • GP CME Prize winner

    Date published
    16 Jun 2017

    Dr Julie Clark was NZLocums’ lucky prize draw winner at the GP CME conference held in Rotorua over the weekend (June 8 - 11). Dr Clark will be working with NZLocums in the near future to provide cover within rural New Zealand. She is pictured (right) with NZLocums Relationship Manager Saloni Pandey (left) at the conference stand.

  • Conference 2018 venue announced

    Date published
    16 Jun 2017

    Auckland will host the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s 2018 national rural health conference. The venue is the Pullman Hotel and the dates are April 5 to 8.

    “We try and keep the dates about the same year to year, so it’s a regular fixture on the calendar and people can reliably lock it in to their busy year,” says Network Chief Executive Dalton Kelly.

  • South Island placements for overseas doctors

    Date published
    15 Jun 2017

    Dr Kathleen Driesen from Belgium and Dr Karl Erath from Australia attended NZLocums’ June Orientation course in Wellington before heading off to work in rural and urban practices (respectively) in the South Island. Dr Driesen will be based at Oamaru Doctors for 12 months and Dr Erath, originally from Germany, has a permanent role at Gardens Medical Centre, in Dunedin.

  • March Orientation prepares GPs for the regions

    Date published
    31 Mar 2017

    NZLocums March Orientation Attendees

    NZLocums March Orientation attendees Gina Boorsma, Laura Wallevik, and Matthew Grade travelled from the Netherlands, Denmark and the USA to work in Waimauku, Opunake and Warkworth. Both Gina and Laura are accompanied by their husbands and children. The latter will be attending New Zealand schools while they are here. We wish them all the best of luck on their adventures.

  • Friendship formed through introductory course

    Date published
    28 Mar 2017

    NZLocums three-day Orientation course is proving to be much more than an introduction to the New Zealand health system, it’s also opening doors to friendships for those completing it.

    While the main focus of the Orientation course is to help introduce overseas doctors and practice nurses to various aspects of the New Zealand health system, it has also created a great opportunity for attendees to form a support network with others experiencing the same journey as themselves.

    Two of our January orientation doctors recently caught up with each other, here’s what one of them had to say.

  • Prize Winner

    Date published
    27 Mar 2017

    Zahir Alhilali, a doctor from White Cross Healthcare in Auckland was our lucky prize winner at the Goodfellow Symposium conference held over the weekend. It was great to meet so many enthusiastic New Zealand doctors.

  • Final countdown starts to conference 2017!

    Date published
    24 Mar 2017

    Just days remain until this year’s national rural health conference in Wellington - will you be there? There's still time to register, and book flights and accommodation to secure your seat at the country’s premier rural health conference. The exciting line-up of keynote speakers and topics features:

  • School of Rural Health a timely initiative

    Date published
    21 Mar 2017

    An announcement by Otago and Auckland universities for a proposed School of Rural Health couldn’t be better timed and if implemented will underpin the rural health workforce for the medium to long term future, says New Zealand Rural General Network Chairperson Sharon Hansen.

  • Meet us at the Goodfellow Symposium!

    Date published
    20 Mar 2017

    Calling all GPs and NPs!

    Visit us this Saturday and Sunday at the Goodfellow Symposium, Vodafone Events Centre, Manakau, Auckland, Stand Number 15.

  • Unvarnished truth

    Date published
    27 Feb 2017

    The unvarnished truth – a doctors work experience in rural New Zealand.

    Tony Pearson, a GP with over 30 years’ experience, originating from the UK, has spent the last four months working in a practice in the far north of New Zealand. Northland is a remote farming based community. It includes the last major settlement at the top of the North Island, the nearest city is two and a half hours drive. Tony has shared his experience working as a GP in this community.