Kawakawa - 521573

General Practitioner Kawakawa, Northland view map

Start date:
As soon as possible

 • Beautiful and warm town
 • Country & rural lifestyle
 • Great place for bringing up families


We are seeking an experienced GP to work four or five days per week. There is a small amount of on-call required, with one Saturday clinics every six weeks, and possibly one overnight on call per month.


The practice has one full time GP (four days per week) and one part time GP (one day a week), supported by a practice manager and registered nurse. 

The patient base is predominantly high needs, providing an interesting and challenging work environment. There are approximately 1500 enrolled patients, 90% of whom are Maori. 

The practice is just a 25 minute drive from the resort town of Kerikeri, where there is excellent shopping, restaurants, sporting facilities and other activities, as well as the regional airport.


The small town of Kawakawa has colourful sculptures, mosiacs, and cobblestones. The town is famous for its Hundertwasser toilet block- like nothing you've ever seen before, golden orbs perch on the grass tuft roof of this truly unique public washroom. Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser lived in Kawakawa from the mid 70's to his death in 2000, and gifted the toilets to the town. Another attraction is the nearby Kawiti glowworm caves at Waiomio.

Kawakawa is also the only town in New Zealand that is home to a railway track through the middle of town. Created during the coal mining days, you can take a ride the train- called the Bay of Islands Vintage Railway. 

Kawakawa Primary School is a full primary (years 1-8) school with a roll of 210. The Bay of Islands College is a secondary (years 9-13) school with a roll of 422. It takes students from around the Bay of Islands and middle Northland, with 85% of its students travelling daily by bus to attend. Both schools are coeducational. Karetu School is also a local primary school in the Kawakawa region.

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How to apply

Email us for more information - enquiries@nzlocums.com

Alternatively, contact Sarah Maguire, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5888.

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