Dannevirke - Ref 792249

General Practitioner

Dannevirke, North Island - view map

Contract: Permanent
Start date: As soon as possible

  • Family friendly community
  • High summer temperatures
  • Enjoy great scenery from forest parks to bush-covered valleys


We are looking for a permanent or long term GP to join a friendly and supportive team. The role is for 8 to 10 sessions per week with on-call 1:4 at the local community Hospital. The ideal candidate is a GP who is flexible to move across all sites and a team member with a sense of humour!


A house and car can be provided for a period of months. The practice will also pay for Medical Council of NZ registration fee and Medical protection indemnity insurance. Help with relocation costs will also be considered.


This centre employs up to five GP’s, seven practice nurses and support staff.  The principal GP’s are vocationally registered. A number of them work part-time and are involved in supporting the provision of maternity services.

Clinical excellence and forward thinking plays a huge part in this well run practice.  The staff all network effectively on a district and regional-wide basis for clinical governance.  As the practice holds a rural teaching programme, they encourage young and trainee GPs, nurses and midwifes through their facility.


Dannevirke has a population of around 6200, is a family-focussed town with a strong sense of community. It is situated in the Tararua District, which boasts two forest parks, three mountain ranges, rugged coastline, bush-covered valleys and nearly 300 kilometres of river network. The climate has defined seasons, with summer temperatures reaching above 30°C and cool winters.

The town is located only an hour’s drive to the bustling university city of Palmerston North and one and a half hour trip to the famous wine country – the Hawke’s Bay. If you would prefer to stay close to home then the local golf course, heated indoor pool, Ruahine Ranges and the Manawatu River are all easily accessible. Enjoy the trout fishing, canoeing, hiking or horse riding.

Dannevirke is the largest community in the Tararua District and is well serviced with a modern hospital, three secondary schools and a growing commercial sector. The town has its own community radio station, which is a great way to stay informed about local events and news.

See more of the Tararua region here.

How to apply

Contact Jenny Butt, Senior Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5877.


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