The Doctors Motueka

The Doctors Motueka are proud to support Motueka and the surrounding areas and we warmly welcome new patients. We are offer general practice care and advice with fantastic team.

Our Services

  • ACC treatment by a GP or practice nurse
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Care Plus—preventative healthcare service
  • Child immunisations
  • CVD—Heart disease risk assessment
  • Emergency medical care
  • GP and nurse consultations
  • Smear tests
  • Travel immunisations and health checks
  • Womens health checks

GP and nurse consultations - Enrolled patients

 Age Fee
Under 13 FREE
13 - 17 $12.50
18+ $18.50

ACC consultations

 Age Fee
Under 13 FREE
13 - 17 $12.50
18+ $18

Please note - fees are expected to be paid on the day of consultation,
Non-payment will incur an additional $10.00 admin fee


Open Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm. Closed public holidays.

Our Doctors

Dr Jo Alward (Locum)


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Dr Gillian Hawkley

MB ChB, MRCOG Pt1, RNZCGP, FRNZCGP, Dip Cosmetic Medicine

Originally from Scotland, Gillian has worked as a doctor in New Zealand for more than 10 years, including 5 years working in general practice and urgent care. Gillian has worked in obstetrics and gynaecology and she is also qualified, trained and experienced in appearance medicine. Dr Gillian has been working at The Doctors Motueka as a locum, but from August, she is a permanent member of our team.

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Administrator Tracey

UE, Telecome Technician Cert.

Tracey is an experienced health care provider at The Doctors Motueka. Tracey has had a diverse career originally trained as an electronic technician then moving on to working as a gardener, on an orchard and as a volunteer at a hospice. Tracey enjoys staying fit, camping, biking and being outdoors. 

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Administrator Sue Tunney

Sue has had years of experience in the medical industry previously working at College Hill Doctors, Palm Clinic Diagnostics Med Lab and Auckland Heart Group. Sue enjoys spending here spare time cooking, walking , spending time with family and is also a proud member of the camera club. 

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Administrator Sharon Binns

Temuka High School Cert.

Sharon is a trusted health care provider at The Doctors Motueka with 10 years of experience within the medical centre. Sharon has also had years of work experience as a nanny, home care, companion support (Lat Millinas) and previously spent 8 years at Mapua Health. In her spare time Sharon enjoys gardening, going biking, cooking and spending time with her family.  

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Practice Manager Charlotte Etheridge

BRM (Lincoln University), Early Childhood (Cantebury Teachers College)

Charlotte has had diverse work experience in multiple managerial roles such as practice manager (Nelson City Medical, Tima Health), logistics manager (Homeserv England) and events manager (Rashton Hall Hotel). In her spare time Charlotte enjoys staying active, playing netball, socialising with friends and spending time with family. 

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Nurse Megan Spick

NMIT, Registered Nurse

Megan graduated NMIT in 2013 as a registered nurse and since has spent one year in Murchison Community Hospital, she has also spent over a year working at Te Piki Oranga. Megan is an experienced nurse at The Doctors Motueka. 

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Nurse Manager Hilary Whitaker

NZRGON BN, Cert. Gerontology

Hilary has devoted years of her life within the nursing practice, she has acquired experience over numerous fields of nursing spanning up to 39 years. Hilary is a proud member of Nurses College Aotearoa. 

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Nurse Virginia Bell

NZRN (Christchurch Hospital), ATCL (Speech/Language)

Virginia is a nurse at The Doctors Motueka with over 30 years of nursing experience. She has also spent 10 years as an accountant. Virginia is also a current member of the NZ society of Travel Medicine. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, reading, watching movies and travelling.  

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Clinical Education Lead Jennifer Cederman

BA (Otago University), BN (Nelson Institute of Technology)

Jennifer has a vast medical experience working in the general surgical ward at Nelson Hospital, also working at New Zealand Blood Service. Jennifer area's of special interest are wound care, eczema, mental health, pain management and child protection/family violence. 

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Dr Nick Dewar

MBChB (Otago), MRNZCGP PG Cert. Trav Med

Nick has spent many years in the medical industry with over 3 years in the Emergency Medicine department of Ireland, he also has an area of special interest in Travel Medicine. 

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Dr Emily Burgess

MB BCh, BAO, MRCGP, FRNZCP, Rep of Ireland

Emily trained and worked all along the west coast of the Republic of Ireland for about ten years, then moved to Scotland to train in a rural GP scheme. Her areas of special interest are medicine for the elderly and gut health. 

After completing her training and obtaining her MRCGP, Emily and her husband decided they were ready for an adventure and moved to New Zealand with a couple of suitcases in hand, having never even visited New Zealand before. That was nine years ago and Emily has been working as a GP here all that time. Her and her husband are now proud to call the Tasman region home. Outside of work Emily will most likely be found spending time with her family or behind a camera lens, being a keen photographer.

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Clinical Director Richard Fuller

Bachelor of Med Science (Hons), BMBS MRCAP (UK)

Richard originally trained at the university of Nottingham and has a wide love for all aspects of the general practice. Richard has areas of special interest in clinical research. 

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Dr Sebastiaan Klaver

GP Amsterdam

Seb is a well experienced doctor with having spent over a year as an emergency doctor, two years as a GP in the Netherlands and completing Internships in Ghana and St. Marten within the medical industry. Seb's areas of special interest are minor surgery, emergency medicine and dermatology. Seb and his family moved from Amsterdam to sunny Motueka in 2015 to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. 

Enrol Now

We warmly welcome new patients.  Being enrolled has many advantages:

•    We send you reminders and recalls for important health management
•    Pay less to see the doctor
•    Pay less for prescriptions (for subsidised medicines prescribed by your doctor)
•    Appointment bookings

Simply ask at reception or download our enrolment form below. Complete all the sections and send back to us by email, post, fax or bring it in with you.  You may need to bring in an original ID document (e.g. Drivers’ License, Birth Certificate, Passport) before your first visit - call our team to find out.

You do not need to be a patient with us to be seen by one of our medical team.If you’re a visitor to the region and need medical care, you’re also welcome. Please call our friendly team for an appointment.  All visitors and casual patients, please be aware that extra charges can apply when you are not enrolled.

There are many more benefits to enrolling, click here for Enrolment information.

Download our enrolment form here.

Latest News

When we have news to share with you it will be posted here. Keep checking in to see what we are up to.

Opening Ceremony

On Wednesday 3rd August 2016 we held our official opening ceremony and blessed our recently rebranded medical centre, The Doctors Motueka. We are very grateful to everyone in the community who attended and especially to our local Kaumatua, Tahi Takao, who lead the blessing. With our fresh new look, we are excited to continue caring for our great Motueka community into the future.


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