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

  • Mild winter greets adventurous orientation group

    Date published
    10 Jul 2016

    Four overseas doctors who attended NZLocums three-day July orientation course, originally booked their trips thinking they would plunge from a northern hemisphere summer into a snowy southern hemisphere winter. Instead they were greeted by unseasonably mild Wellington weather.

  • Lasting impression on locum GP

    Date published
    20 Jun 2016

    The ruggedness of the Southern Alps, the beauty of the beaches in Northland and the Coromandel, the awe-inspiring volcanic activity of White Island and a simpler medical system are just some of the memories American GP Thomas Holmes will take with him when he leaves New Zealand. Dr Holmes came to New Zealand through NZLocums recruitment services.

  • Doctor gives orientation course the thumbs up

    Date published
    15 Jun 2016

    Finnish-based doctor Antti Hakkarainen rates NZLocums orientation course as “essential” for international doctors coming to New Zealand to work for the first time.

  • GP CME prize winner

    Date published
    13 Jun 2016

    GP CME prize winner

    Busisiwe Mnguni, a dedicated locum doctor currently working in Taumarunui, was our prize winner at the GP CME conference. 

  • Thomas finally says farewell to NZ?

    Date published
    28 May 2016

    The lure of the great outdoors and the open road were amongst the attractions that brought American doctor Thomas Flower to work as a locum in New Zealand – time and time again.

    Fishing and riding Harley Davidsons were right at the top of Thomas’s list – and the friendliness of the locals was not far behind - not to mention the experience of working in rural general practices here.

  • Rotorua GP CME 2016 countdown

    Date published
    27 May 2016

    The GP CME conference in Rotorua is fast approaching!

  • How to go to the doctor ... electronically

    Date published
    23 May 2016

    Bill Nicholson has a heart problem. He loves not going to the doctor. (NZ Herald/MoH)

  • Telehealth Initiatives

    Date published
    20 Apr 2016

    Telehealth and associated technologies appear to be the biggest initiatives for rural communities in the recently announced New Zealand National Health Strategy

  • NZRGPN Conference 2016 Presentations

    Date published
    14 Apr 2016

    Awards Dinner at the NZRGPN Conference

    Keynote and concurrent session Power Point presentations from the conference are now available online. Follow the LINK to view the presentations.

  • National Rural Health Conference Enjoyed by All

    Date published
    4 Apr 2016


    It was great meeting everybody at the National Rural Health Conference.