Hawke’s Bay - Ref 563822

General Practitioner

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand - view map

Contract: Permanent
Start date: 2018 - Flexible

  • Strong collegial support and team work
  • Opportunity to develop special interests
  • Beautiful, coastal Hawkes Bay location


We are seeking a long term GP to join a well-established practice in sunny Hawkes Bay. The practice was formed in 2003 and has been growing ever since, with a current enrolled population of 15,000; 72% are either Maori or Pacific Islander.

There are many different working arrangements available within the team to meet individual needs; If you aspire to become a partner the opportunity exists.  New doctors joining the practice experience strong collegial support and appreciate the team culture that is present. There are fortnightly CME sessions for all GPs and nurses, and the GPs hold a monthly peer group.

This clinic is a ‘very low access’ practice, meaning that they receive additional funding because of the percentage of high needs patients- on the understanding that the cost to patients is kept to a minimum.  Appointments are generally 15 minutes, but may be extended to fit patient needs.  


Hawke’s Bay lies on the east coast of the North Island and enjoys some of the best weather; long warm summers (25°C) and short mild winters.   The surrounding countryside is beautifully adorned with vineyards; and beaches are just 40 minutes away.  Taupo (in the middle of the island) is a two hour drive, ski fields are also close by.

Hawkes Bay has an abundance of outdoor activities with beaches, mountain biking, hiking and golfing.  In summer there are many events including the Spring Racing Carnival, the Blossom Parade, the Hawke’s Bay Food and Wine Festival and various other winery events.  A favourite pastime amongst locals is visiting Te Mata Peak with its breath-taking views.  At the bottom you can journey through a 100 year old Lower Redwoods forest.  This region is perfect for the growth of stone fruits and grapes with many vineyards to visit.

Hawkes Bay offers numerous primary and secondary schools, district libraries and is home to New Zealand’s only water theme park – Splash Planet.  There are five main rivers popular for jet boating, kayaking and swimming.  Ocean Beach is the region’s premier beach.  During the summer months it has hundreds of beach goers, it’s safe for swimming and golden sand stretches out for 10kms in each direction!

See more of the region here. 

How to apply

Contact Jacinta Sanders, Team Leader for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5871.


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