Waitara - Ref 1288268

General Practitioner (Family Medicine)

Waitara, Taranaki - view map

Contract: Permanent
Start date: 14 February 2023

  • Friendly and supportive team
  • Small quaint town
  • Mountain and sea scenery


We are looking for a permanent General Practitioner (Family Medicine physician) to join a friendly and supportive team. The role is for eight sessions (4 days) per week. We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible team player who enjoys working in a busy practice.

The practice will assist with Medical Council of NZ registration and Medical Indemnity Insurance.


We are an exciting rural practice with two full time GPs and one part-time GP. The practice has x-ray, physio, radiology and a neurologist visits once a month. This is a close-knit team who are passionate about rural health in a high needs community. The practice is only 15 minutes from New Plymouth.



Waitara has a population of approximately 6300. This small family orientated town is situated in the Northern part of the Taranaki region. Waitara is close to sea and mountain so if you enjoy, fishing, surfing, mountain climbing, skiing or trekking then this is the region for you.

The commonly accepted meaning of the name Waitara is “mountain stream”, though Maori legend also states that it was originally Whai-tara – “path of the dart”. In 1867 the settlement was named Raleigh, after Sir Walter Raleigh. It reverted to its former name with the establishment of the borough of Waitara in 1904.

There is a High School (years 9-13), an Intermediate school (years 7-8) and two Primary (years 1-6) schools in the region.


How to apply

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


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