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A GP or GP couple is sought for this Gisborne based general practice. This urban clinic is based on the outskirts of Gisborne, and has strong community involvement. The patient base is largely low socio-economic, and the practice staff are extremely committed to improving the health incomes of the community.

The practice is seeking a GP to join their team, working 4.5 or 5 days per week.


With 500 registered patients, the clinic has 16 offices, a treatment room and a small room used to take bloods. The staff is made up of three permanent GPs, three practice nurses, one chronic care nurse, one Kaiawhina (community support worker), four reception staff, and one practice manager. There is also a number of community support services co-located.

This is a Maori based and family (whanau) centred practice with a strong focus on team work. Staff are encouraged to participate in planning, delivery and review of services. The work is varied and interesting; including women’s health, child health, elderly and long term conditions, and GPs need to be aware of rheumatic fever.

They are seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking and patient centred GP.  You must be a good communicator with an interested in learning about the Maori culture.

If you would like to be part of a dedicated team with a strong connection to their community then this could be the position for you.


The first city in the world to see the sun each day, Gisborne is located on the sunny east coast of the North Island. The Gisborne district has a population of 45,000 with about 30,000 residing in the city.

The Maori name for the district is Tairawhiti which means “The coast upon which the sun shines across the water”.  Gisborne’s natural attractions include renowned surfing breaks, perfect swimming beaches, and miles of untouched coastline. There are many garden attractions, excellent bush, farm and wilderness walks, New Zealand best fly-fishing rivers, award winning wineries to visit and unique tourism activities.

Gisborne is one of the sunniest places in New Zealand and generally has warm summers and mild winters. It is the unofficial Chardonnay capital of New Zealand and is one of the largest grape-growing district of the country. In this part of NZ, you will find popular and award winning wineriesFor more information on the area see:


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