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.

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.

Attendees included husband and wife, Chris Mulholland and Kate Dixon, from Scotland, who will take up permanent positions in Alexandra.

Andrew Sword from England, accompanied by his wife will be based in Waikari for 12 months.

Peter de Wolfe and wife, from the USA, will be in Kaitaia for eight months.

Canadian-born Michelle Cunningham accompanied by her husband and their three children will work in Oamaru for eight months.

Adam Nissen, his wife and children, have travelled from Demark to live and work in Motueka for 12 months. The children will be busy learning a new language at their new school.

Dara Arons comes from the USA to Westport for 10 months. Her three children will attend school there, and her husband hopes to find work in his field.

James Trettin and Lee Silkman are another husband and wife team who have brought their two children and nanny with them from the USA to live in Gore for 12months.

NZLocums wishes them well in their new placements and will look forward to keeping you informed about their adventures.

Orientation courses for overseas General Practitioners and Practice Nurses are held monthly in Wellington. For more information follow this Link.

Pictured below are the doctors who attended the September Orientation course before heading to their respective practices.

Doctors who attended the NZLocums  September orientation course
























Peter de Wolfe, Chris Mulholland, Kate Dixon,Adam Nissen, Lee Silkman, James Trettin, Dara Arons, Andrew Sword, Michelle Cunningham.