News

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

  • There are doctors in the house!

    Date published
    4 Nov 2016

    In what was a record attendance, 13 international doctors packed the house at NZLocums’ orientation course held from October 17-19 in Wellington.The three-day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the working environment in the health sector covering topics such as Medtech, Pharmac, ACC, IRD and banking

  • 2017 National Rural Health Conference website

    Date published
    1 Nov 2016
















    The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s national rural health conference 2017 website and registration is now live – outlining the academic programme, accommodation options and social events. Follow the LINK to access the website.

  • Rural doc on a Canadian crusade

    Date published
    19 Oct 2016



    Long-time Wairoa GP Ron Janes will be an ambassador for New Zealand rural general practice alongside NZLocums recruiters at the Family Medicine Forum in Vancouver in November.

    Dr Janes is a Canadian-trained GP who has lived in New Zealand since 1991 and has been active and influential in the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network since then.

  • Meet NZLocums in the Netherlands!

    Date published
    3 Oct 2016

    Find out more about who we are, how we can help you, and the types of GP vacancies available by meeting us while we are in the Netherlands.

  • Bluff to Cape Reinga Arthritis NZ fundraiser

    Date published
    22 Sep 2016

    Epic Arthritis NZ fundraiser walk by Otago nursing student – can you assist?

    Second-year Otago Polytechnic nursing student and incoming New Zealand Rural General Practice Network student representative Kazushi Noiri, aka Kaz, is embarking on a 66-day walk - the length of New Zealand - to raise funds for Arthritis NZ. The 29 year-old is likely to be passing through your town or one nearby during the epic trek, which begins on October 12 in Bluff and is scheduled to finish on December 16 at Tapotupotu, Cape Reinga.

  • Urban medical recruitment a new focus for NZLocums

    Date published
    22 Sep 2016

    NZLocums Senior Relationship Manager, Sarah Maguire, has embarked on a new project after recently returning to the workforce following maternity leave.While NZLocums’ focus is first and foremost on the placement of General Practitioners and Nurse Practitioners into rural communities, in accordance with their Government recruitment contract, outside of the contract and under Sarah’s guidance, NZLocums has expanded its recruitment services to provide placements into urban locations.

  • Intrepid doctor shares her travelling experiences

    Date published
    21 Sep 2016

    Canadian born doctor Vivian Skovsbo has worked in many countries around the world. Recruited by NZLocums as a GP in New Zealand, we asked her about her career choice, experiences working overseas and here, and why she’s chosen to come back and work in New Zealand on more than one occasion. 

  • Network News Spring 2016

    Date published
    20 Sep 2016

    Network News E-magazine cover

  • Peter Snow Memorial Award 2017

    Date published
    19 Sep 2016

    Do you know of a medical or nursing colleague in rural health worthy of this accolade?

  • Seven rural practices receive nine new doctors

    Date published
    16 Sep 2016

    NZLocums hosted nine new doctors at its September Orientation course, held in Wellington, to prepare overseas General Practitioners and Practice Nurses for work in New Zealand.