Wairarapa - Ref 1317063

General Practitioner (Family Medicine)

Wairarapa, North Island - view map

Contract: Permanent
Start date: 1 April 2023

  • Excellent salary package with bonus after 5 years
  • Warm summer temperatures
  • Close to Wellington capital city


We are looking for a General Practitioner (Family Medicine physician) to work 8 sessions (4 days) per week with light on-call commitment.

The ideal candidate would be an experienced GP who is able to build a good rapport with patients. Your skills and contribution will be valued in the Wairarapa; General Practitioners and their families are welcomed into the community.

The Practice will reimburse Medical Protection Insurance (MPS) and Medical Council fees on completion of three months of continued employment. There is also a long service bonus after three years continued service.


We have an excellent remuneration package including long service bonus of $25,000 NZD after three years continued service or $50,000 NZD after five years of continued service. There is a relocation assistance of up to $5,000 NZD to cover airfare and freight for relocation and six weeks accommodation and rental care.

The Practice will also reimburse Medical Protection Insurance (MPS) and Medical Council fees on completion of three months of continued employment.


The practice has approximately 5000 enrolled patients, with GPs seeing on average 18-20 patients each per day. Working in the practice are 5 General Practitioners and 2 practice nurses. Surgery hours are 8.30am to 5.00pm. The practice uses the Medtech 32 computerised patient management system.

The closest base hospital is 17 kilometres away, on the outskirts of Masterton. Masterton Hospital covers all aspects of secondary health care including medical, surgical, obstetric, paediatric, assessment and rehabilitation for young and older adults, high dependency care and mental health. Also provided are a 24-hour acute/emergency service and an ambulance service.


Wairarapa is a region of spectacular coastlines, wide valleys and small towns. It’s known for its vineyards, gourmet food, walking and cycling trails – and a vibrant arts scene. All about an hour’s drive or train ride from Wellington.

First settled by Maori in the 1300s, the Wairarapa later became a farming area known for its meat and butter.  Farming’s still important, but so is forestry, fishing and horticulture. Today the Wairarapa’s popular with holidaymakers – but also with young families who are moving here to enjoy a slower pace of life and a strong sense of community. Wairarapa has a number of primary and secondary schools. When you visit, you’re sure of a warm welcome.

Take a look at the Wairarapa region here.

How to apply

Contact John Ferguson, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5885


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