In our articles you will find news, views and issues from around New Zealand.  We also profile some of our placements so that you can see and experience what living and working in New Zealand is really like. 

Picture:  Mt Manganui beach

Latest Updates

  • Meet us at the Goodfellow Symposium!

    Date published
    12 Mar 2018

    Calling all GPs and NPs!

    Visit us on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, 23 to 25 March at the Goodfellow Symposium, Vodafone Events Centre, Manakau, Auckland, Stand Number 8.

    Come and have a chat to us - we might just have a vacancy with your name on it, and of course there’s a prize on offer! 


  • GPs just landed in the heartland!

    Date published
    21 Feb 2018

    NZLocums orientation on January 8 was a great start to 2018 with 10 international GPs arriving from the UK, USA, Sweden, New Caledonia, Germany and The Netherlands. The orientation was a great opportunity to connect with other GPs and at the same time get to know what it is like to be a GP in New Zealand. They were all excited about the various rural practices they would working in across New Zealand.

  • Early Bird conference 2018 registration now open

    Date published
    30 Nov 2017

    Early bird registration is open for the 2018 New Zealand Rural General Practice Network National Rural Health Conference. From now until February 16, 2018 discounted rates apply. Everyone who registers and pays by close of the early bird option will enter a draw to win a FitBit. For more details on the programme, registration information and to book accommodation, visit the official conference website by clicking this LINK.

  • Gore hosts doctors from the UK and USA

    Date published
    31 Oct 2017

    Two GPs – one from America and one from the United Kingdom - will work at the same practice in Gore in the coming months. Dr Carl Rasmussen from the USA will be based at Gore Medical Centre for six months and Dr Jonathan Clowes from the UK for three months.

  • Rural General Practice welcomes new Minister

    Date published
    25 Oct 2017

    “We congratulate the Labour-led Government on its election 2017 victory and look forward to working with new Health Minister David Clark to resolve the long-running health challenges facing rural communities,” says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Chief Executive Dalton Kelly.

  • Nature is key

    Date published
    12 Oct 2017

    NZRGPN and NZLocums staff took a break from the office on October 10 as part of the Mental Health Foundation’s Mental Health Awareness Week “Lock out” with a coffee break in Wellington’s Botanic Garden. A short uphill walk over the urban motorway and through the historic Bolton Street cemetery, the gardens provided the perfect setting for staff to “unlock their wellbeing” amongst nature. The weather turned on a bright face for the occasion which was repeated nationwide throughout the week. 

  • Danish doctors deployed to rural NZ

    Date published
    1 Sep 2017

    Three Danes were amongst eight new international GPs who attended the August NZLocums Orientation course before heading to various rural practices.

  • GP CME South prize winner

    Date published
    17 Aug 2017

    A big congratulations to Deb Lawson from Kaikoura Health who was NZlocums’ prize draw winner at GP CME south, held in Christchurch from 11th – 13th August. Deb took home an amazing get well goodness goodie hamper with some delicious pick me up treats.
    We hope you enjoyed the treats Deb!

  • March Orientation prepares GPs for the regions

    Date published
    31 Mar 2017

    NZLocums March Orientation Attendees

    NZLocums March Orientation attendees Gina Boorsma, Laura Wallevik, and Matthew Grade travelled from the Netherlands, Denmark and the USA to work in Waimauku, Opunake and Warkworth. Both Gina and Laura are accompanied by their husbands and children. The latter will be attending New Zealand schools while they are here. We wish them all the best of luck on their adventures.

  • Friendship formed through introductory course

    Date published
    28 Mar 2017

    NZLocums three-day Orientation course is proving to be much more than an introduction to the New Zealand health system, it’s also opening doors to friendships for those completing it.

    While the main focus of the Orientation course is to help introduce overseas doctors and practice nurses to various aspects of the New Zealand health system, it has also created a great opportunity for attendees to form a support network with others experiencing the same journey as themselves.

    Two of our January orientation doctors recently caught up with each other, here’s what one of them had to say.