Waipukurau - Ref 729655

General Practitioner

Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay - view map

Contract: Permanent
Start date: As soon as possible

  • Friendly small rural town
  • Minimal on-call
  • Sunny warm climate during the summer


A permanent vacancy has arisen for a GP to join a busy supportive rural practice.  The number of sessions each week range between 4-8 sessions with on-call averaging once or twice per month.

The desired candidate should relate well to patients, flexible, approachable, a team player and community minded.  Happy to consider a long term GP as an option.


The practice has 4 GPs who work independently and have a great collegial relationship. The patient population is approximately 8290.

The practice, which is fully computerised using the MedTech 32 computerised patient management system, also covers two 30-35 bed rest homes.  The local hospital and base hospital is Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital, 55 kilometres from the practice.  This hospital has a full range of secondary specialties with junior and senior staff.


The town of Waipukurau began in the early 1850s on the site of a Maori village. The population is approximately 4000. Rural activity provides the basis for most trade in the town, with sheep and cattle farming being predominant, with two export meat works, and more recently apple orchards, dairy farms and vineyards have been developed.

Waipukurau has good primary schools and a fine secondary school. There are excellent facilities for a wide range of sports and other recreations in the region, with a modern heated indoor swimming pool and attached gymnasium.

Waipukurau has the enviable Hawke’s Bay climate, picturesque views to the Ruahine Ranges and surrounding hills, a relaxed pace of life and warm, friendly people. Excellent beaches for swimming, boating and fishing are within 40 minutes.

Visitors can also tour the Hawke’s Bay area, visiting places such as the art deco cities of Napier (which is only one hour away) and Hastings, Te Mata Peak in Havelock North and the wineries of Hawke’s Bay.

Take a look at the Hawkes Bay region here.

How to apply

Contact John Ferguson, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 021547650.


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