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

  • A great start to the year

    Date published
    12 Jan 2017

    NZLocums were pleased to welcome twelve overseas trained rural General Practitioners to New Zealand on our January Orientation Course. The three-day course, held at the Rural General Practice Network office in Wellington, provides a comprehensive introduction to the working environment in the health sector covering topics such as introductions to Pharmac, ACC, and Work and Income.

  • Christmas break closure

    Date published
    20 Dec 2016

    Our offices will be closed from Friday 23rd December 2016 at 1.00pm and re-opening on Wednesday 4th January 2017. 

  • Conference registration offer to Otago region

    Date published
    16 Dec 2016

    Attention all Nurses/Midwives/Allied Health Professionals/Practice Managers and Senior Administration staff in Rural Hospitals and Rural General Practices within the Otago Region.
    The Otago Community Trust (OCT) has agreed to sponsor up to 10 people from the Otago region to attend the National Rural Health Conference in Wellington from March 30 to April 2, 2017
    OCT will sponsor each successful applicant with up to $1000 incl GST to cover the cost of registration, accommodation and/or flights for the conference. Any expenses outside of this cannot be claimed.

  • Support for rural practices affected by quakes

    Date published
    16 Nov 2016

    New Zealand Rural General Practice Network and NZLocums staff have been in touch with affected rural practices following Monday’s 7.5 earthquake. Initial feedback has been that, through the generous response of health professionals, there is sufficient cover in place for the time being. Following our contact with practices we have learnt of one practice that has released it practice nurses to assist in Kaikoura and the GP from Hanmer Springs has also made himself available. We understand that cover is generally being managed through the Disaster Response teams.

  • Family Medicine Forum in Vancouver on now!

    Date published
    11 Nov 2016

    Jacinta, Ron and Tamzyn are enjoying their time at the Family Medicine Forum in Vancouver, come and chat with them at booth number 637. November 9 - 12 .

  • 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.