Whakatane, Bay of Plenty NZ

Advantages of Working as a Doctor or Healthcare Professional in Whakatane

Location

  • Renowned for great weather, beautiful beaches, culture and a relaxed lifestyle, the Whakatane region is one of New Zealand's most attractive locations for visitors and relocators.
  • The main centre for the eastern Bay of Plenty, Whakatāne is one of the sunniest towns in New Zealand. 
  • Whakatāne is also known for its fishing, more yellowfin tuna are caught here than anywhere else in the country.
  • Other Whakatāne attractions include the museums an observatory and Māori historical sites. The Ngā Tapuwae o Toi walkway leads to pā sites (old fortified villages), native forest and seabird colonies. 
  • Dolphin and Seal tours, which can include swimming encounters, start in November. There are guided Kayak tours on offer around Ohiwa Harbour and Whale Island.
  • Whakatane is also very close to Ohope, a 10km white sandy beach, which has a small settlement and is perfect for camping, surfing, walking and relaxing in the sun.  

 

Hospital, Medical Practice and Training

  • 110 bed regional general hospital with 24/7 emergency department and all general specialities practised, affiliated with hospital in Tauranga.
  • Tertiary referral service in Auckland
  • Hospital is part of the campus of the University of Auckland Medical School
  • Permanent and fixed term consultant positions
  • Recognised as a rural training location
  • Excellent opportunities to learn rural generalist medical skills
  • Some house officer and registrar posts are service positions and not accredited training positions and are suitable for physicians taking a sabbatical or seeking to develop new clinical skills
  • Unique opportunities to work with Maori people
  • Opportunities for clinical research and audit.
 

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