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

  • GP drought in New Zealand

    Date published
    10 Aug 2015

    With an ageing GP workforce New Zealand needs 1000 general practitioners to fill the gap.  Initiatives are underway to bring GP placements in to students' training, and more are choosing general practice over other specialisations but it'll take some time before we feel the difference.

  • Extra funding for NP training

    Date published
    3 Aug 2015

    Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced there will be 20 more Nurse Practitioner training places next year – hailed ‘ground breaking’ by NZRGPN Chair, Sharon Hansen.

  • AAFP Family Medicine Experience

    Date published
    14 Jul 2015

    Are you going to the AAFP Family Medicine Experience? Meet Tom and Louise at booth 1206 from 1-3 October 2015 at the Colorado Convention Centre, Denver, USA.

  • Conference for General Practice 2015

    Date published
    3 Jul 2015

    Meet our colleagues from the Network at the RNZCGP annual conference in Rotorua from 31 July - 2 August in Hamilton.  Have a chat with us at stand number 11 to find out about our recruitment service, and about becoming a member of the Network.

  • Conference winner!

    Date published
    16 Jun 2015

    After a lively GPCME conference there had to be a winner to the delicious tower of chocolates.

    Countless GPs, Nurses and Practice Managers entered the draw but it was a local resident who took the prize home - Dr Anne Dibley from Westbrook Surgery, Rotorua.

    Dr Anne Dibley

  • GP CME Speech

    Date published
    15 Jun 2015

    Did you miss the GP CME 2015 in Rotorua? Find the associate minister of health Peter Dunne's general practitioner speech here.

  • GP CME 2015

    Date published
    12 Jun 2015

    NZLocums is attending the GP CME 2015 conference in Rotorua from 11-14 June.  Come and chat to us at stand 11.

  • Rural GPs and nurses get Queen’s Birthday honours

    Date published
    2 Jun 2015

    Two rural doctors and two nurses have been recognised for their services to health in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. They are Dr Tony Townsend (MNZM), Dr Barry Knight (QSM), Mrs Kainuku (Nurse) and Mrs Richardson (Nurse Practitioner).

  • We welcome Freddi and Jelle to New Zealand

    Date published
    25 May 2015

    Dr Phyllis (Freddi) Pennington from the USA, and Dr Jelle Peulen from the Netherlands have recently arrived on our shores and attended our three-day orientation.

  • World Family Doctors Day

    Date published
    19 May 2015

    Happy World Family Doctors Day, today 19 May!  A big thank you from NZLocums for helping our rural New Zealand communities.