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This Akaroa based practice is seeking 3 days support from a General Practitioner. This position begins on the 11th of March and finishes on the 15th of March 2024.

For this position you will be working across two clinics per day, 9am – 12p, and 2pm – 5pm plus on-call PRIME overnight, however this can be negotiable.

Accommodation is provided and vehicle assistance can be negotiable.


Akaroa is nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano which is sea-bound on three sides. The Peninsula was originally inhabited by Māori of the Ngai Tahu tribe. In 1840, French settlers arrived at Akaroa, which had just been claimed under the Treaty of Waitangi by the English. To this day, Akaroa remains unique as the site of the only attempted settlement by the French in New Zealand. Many streets have French names, and there are descendants of the original French families still living in Akaroa.

You will have a picturesque harbour at your doorstep and families are well catered for with a preschool, play centre and an Area School, which performs well academically. Amenities include a supermarket, pharmacy, petrol station, banks, post shop, several churches, marae, information centre, several community clubs, craft market, library, police station, a variety of accommodation options and a large number of tourist services. There is a 25 metre heated swimming pool on the school grounds available for public use and a boutique cinema. Akaroa’s French history and heritage is celebrated each year at the Akaroa Frenchfest. Akaroa is also the finishing point for Le Race, the annual bike race from Christchurch to Akaroa.

Akaroa is an hour and 25 minutes’ drive from Christchurch – New Zealand’s third largest urban centre which has all major amenities and an international airport.

Take a look at the Akaroa region here.

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