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A Methven-based medical practice has a permanent position available for a general practitioner starting on April 1, 2024. They are seeking a team player, preferably with a Y chromosome or a couple! The practice has a close-knit team that collaborates effectively. They value someone who appreciates and supports practice nurses and recognizes their crucial role in healthcare delivery.

The role involves working 7 to 8 sessions per week and participating in on-call duties one night per week, 9 weekends per year.

Furthermore, the practice can provide initial accommodation assistance.


Methven is a medium sized practice with 4700 registered patients as well as some tourists. There are currently 3 FTE (GPs and NPs), and this role will expand the workforce numbers as well as replacing an exiting GP. It is a Cornerstone accredited teaching practice for GP registrars, medical, nursing and paramedic students. The practice has a range of disciplines onsite, including nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, osteopathy, dietetics, counselling and health coaching, as well as radiology provided inhouse.


Methven, located in New Zealand’s Canterbury region, is a charming town nestled against the backdrop of the Southern Alps. Known for its alpine beauty and friendly community, Methven is a gateway to outdoor adventures and the nearby Mount Hutt ski area.

In winter, Methven transforms into a bustling hub for snow enthusiasts, with Mount Hutt offering excellent skiing and snowboarding conditions. The town’s vibrant atmosphere is enhanced by après-ski activities, cozy cafes, and local hospitality.

During the warmer months, Methven becomes a haven for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and fishing. The Rakaia River, renowned for its trout fishing, flows nearby.

Methven’s town center features local shops, eateries, and accommodation options, creating a welcoming atmosphere for visitors. The Methven Heritage Centre provides insights into the town’s history and rural heritage.

With its proximity to both the ski fields and the natural beauty of the Canterbury region and just over a hour drive to the nearest airport located in Christchurch, Methven offers a year-round destination for those seeking a balance of outdoor adventure and small-town charm.

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