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This practice has the availability for one GP (Family Physicians) to join them in their Ngatea based clinic.

This role is available now. The sessions per week are flexible with weekend on-call once every 10 and weekdays on call every 3, however there is no PRIME work involved.

We are able to offer a competitive remuneration package, including help with relocation costs.  For the right candidate, they would consider buying in to the practice.


We have a broad team of GPs, prescribing nurse’s and physician assistants, and we value looking after our staff.

We manage our demand so as not to overload staff as much as we can, by using phone triage for same day appointments.

Our appointment templates are flexible and we allow 30 mins per session for paperwork with blocked off time for doing phone triage and oversight if required of nursing staff or physician assistants. There will also be the possibility of virtual appointments from home at times.
We are backed up by our other practice in Te Aroha and this means that there is no problem taking leave, as we have other staff who can cover.

As with all other rural practices in New Zealand, there is an after hours commitment, however as we have the 2 practices, it is not onerous. Our roster is a 1 in 10 roster.  We cover from 5-10 on weekdays and 9-12 on the weekends. Calls are first screened by a nurse and we also have a virtual Dr Service who is used before the on-call GP is called. This means that the majority of the call can be managed over the phone.



Ngatea is a serene town located on New Zealand’s North Island, nestled along the banks of the Piako River. It is known for its rural charm and the surrounding natural beauty of the Hauraki Plains. The town’s welcoming community and tranquil atmosphere make it a great place for a relaxed lifestyle. Ngatea is also a great base for exploring the whole of New Zealand, being located an hour from Auckland Airport. It is only a 20-minute drive from Thames and the Coromandel peninsula, which is home to beautiful beaches. Ngatea is also only a 1-hour drive to Tauranga or Hamilton, providing lots of options for exploring the area.

In terms of family life, Ngatea boasts one of the best public schools in New Zealand, attracting students from Auckland schools because of its reputation. Being a smaller town, property is cheaper and easier to access than in larger towns. The nearby Waharau Regional Park and Tararuas provide hiking and nature exploration opportunities, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the native flora and fauna of the area. With its rural character and proximity to natural wonders, Ngatea is an appealing destination for those seeking a laid-back New Zealand experience in the midst of the Hauraki Plains.

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