Mataura - Ref 1246967

General Practitioner (Family Medicine)

Mataura, Southland - view map

Contract: Short Term
Start date: ASAP to 2 Dec (flexible)

  • ASAP to 2 Dec (flexible)
  • Interesting and diverse patients
  • Wildlife, and rugged coastline


A short term position within a great team is on offer. We are looking for an honest and supportive team member with good communication skills. A great sense of humour would be well received!



This Practice has 9 staff with 6 clinic rooms. We cover all GP services including minor surgery, ECG, immunisations, and referrals.

There are approximately 3300 registered patients in all quintile groups 1 to 5. The bulk of the patients are acute with complex needs.

Our team is a ‘get stuck in’ practice.  We excel on with getting the work done. Our services is to our community and we go above and beyond the role of a normal general practice to ensure that our patients are able to care for themselves.


Mataura sits beside the Mataura Falls which is 12km south of Gore (Southland’s second largest town). Founded in 1859, the town was shaped by industry – a paper mill (1876), a dairy factory (1887) and freezing works (1893). It is centrally located in the lower South Island, close to tourist attractions and outdoor pursuits.

It has easy access to Queenstown, Fiordland and Central Otago. The weather is mild, warm in the summer and cooler in the winter with affordable, modern housing available.

Just 10 minutes away, the neighbouring town of Gore straddles the Mataura River with many popular spots suitable for fly fishing for brown trout. Gore is well-presented with beautiful private and public gardens. Surrounded by productive farmland and forestry, agriculture (including farming and horticulture) forms the basis of the economy.

Gore is renowned for its passionate community spirit, and internationally known for trout fishing and annual country music festival, Gore also provides excellent amenities including shopping, cafes, library, museum and an art gallery housing the Mooney collection. It has a new multi sports complex with fitness, swimming, hydrotherapy and ice skating facilities, with a golf course in the area. Also in the district is a recently completed grade 1-2 mountain bike track and Dolamore Park, a bush reserve with interesting bush walks.

Education is well-catered for, with a small primary school in Mataura and in nearby Gore, four primary schools, one intermediate and two secondary schools. There is also a branch of the Southland Institute of Technology, offering a wide range of courses.


How to apply

Contact Debra Wilson, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on 021656082


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