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Why work with us

Our services are always free and available for rural practices and health professionals even if you have already begun the recruitment process

Our point of difference

Unlike other recruitment agencies, we are a not-for-profit service with expertise in both rural and urban recruitment.

Our biggest point of difference – we are free for rural practices and medical professionals!

We work with general practitioners, family physicians and nurse practitioners looking for work throughout New Zealand.

We work with rural and urban practices throughout New Zealand requiring recruitment services. We offer our support throughout the entire recruitment process.

As a division of Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network, a collective organisation to advocate for the health and wellbeing of all rural communities in New Zealand, we are surrounded by health professionals who live and breathe rural health and rural New Zealand.


NZLocums is the only recruitment organisation in New Zealand to hold a contract with the Government to place GPs and NPs into rural practices

NZLocums provides two recruitment support services (short term locum placements and long term/permanent placements) for rural practices throughout New Zealand as part of our contract with the Manatū Hauora | Ministry of Health.

This contract means all our recruitment services are free. Whether you need our support throughout the entire recruitment process or at any stage, we still offer this service for free and for both the candidate and the practice.

Our team are experts in the whole recruitment process including Immigration, Medical Registration, Insurance, reference checks, and more. We offer a seamless recruitment process for your practice, taking all the admin-heavy tasks off your hands.

Rural Recruitment

NZLocums holds a rural recruitment contract with the New Zealand government, which means our rural recruitment services are free for both the health practitioner and the practice.

Our recruitment support services for rural practices include both a rural locum support service and a rural recruitment service. Ensuring a seamless recruitment process from beginning to end is at the heart of what we do and we offer our expert advice and support to you at any stage during this process.

If you are a health practitioner looking for work in rural New Zealand, our team can place you in one of our beautiful rural towns. We offer a wide choice of exciting fixed-term and permanent clinical roles, and our team is here to guide you through the process.

When you begin working with us, you will also be offered free membership to Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network for a year. As a member of Hauora Taiwhenua you receive:

  • Discounted registration to National Rural Health Conference,
  • Monthly newsletter, regular news, and important sector updates,
  • Access to the Hauora Taiwhenua member app; and
  • Access to exclusive discounts on technology, outdoors, and home & living brands plus more.

Urban Recruitment

Our NZMedJobs team offer recruitment services to general practitioners, family physicians and nurse practitioners looking to work in our urban areas. Our team can find you the right role in the right location, whether that’s a small urban town close to the great outdoors or in a large metropolitan centre. We aim to match the job location with your lifestyle.

Our NZMedJobs team also support to urban practices throughout New Zealand and aim to match your practice with the candidate that suits your vacancy.

Our Current Vacancies

We have vacancies throughout New Zealand just waiting to be filled by you. From Kaitaia at the top of the North Island to Invercargill at the bottom of the South Island and everywhere in between, we can find a role in your desired location.

Send us mail

PO Box 547
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Our Location

Level 2, 88 The Terrace
Wellington Central, Wellington 6011
New Zealand