We have seven medical centres on the East Coast, six in Hawke's Bay and one in Gisborne - The Doctors Hastings, The Doctors Waipawa, The Doctors (Gascoigne Medical Centre), The Doctors Napier, The Doctors Greenmeadows and The Doctors (at the EIT Health Centre), and The Doctors Te Whare Hāpara. If you are moving to the region and looking to join a medical centre you will find useful information listed under each centre's page. If you are considering job opportunities in the region you can access these directly by clicking the Current Vacancies on each centre's page or visiting our Careers page for more information about opportunities within our group.
Hawke’s Bay comprises the sister cities Hastings and Napier, and the smaller township of Waipawa in Central Hawke’s Bay. Hastings has grown to become the largest urban area in Hawke's Bay and is a main centre of commerce, industry and trade. Napier is a coastal town, widely known for its European-styled art deco buildings, and is only a short drive from Hastings. Hawke’s Bay has a Mediterranean-style climate with generally long, fine summers and short, relatively mild winters.
The high number of sunshine hours also makes this region one of the best horticultural and agricultural areas in the country and it has a heavy focus on primary food processing. Other industrial sectors are also strong and include forestry and wood processing, engineering and technologies, finance and business services, and retailing. Tourism is growing strongly, largely due to the efforts of the regions vineyards and wine makers who have made the Hawke's Bay one of the country’s leading wine producing areas.
There are plenty of sporting facilities and the opportunity to play sport and utilise the outdoors (parks, forests, lakes and beaches) are all readily accessible. The theatres host a variety of national and international performers, and there is a local arts community, art-house and mainstream cinema.
Hawkes Bay Regional Airport operates flights to NZ’s main hubs of Auckland (60 minutes) Wellington (50 minutes) and Christchurch (90 minutes) and from there on to international and domestic locations. By road, Auckland is a six hour drive, Wellington three and a half hours; Lake Taupo 90 minutes and the central North Island ski fields two and a half hours.
Gisborne occupies a beautiful and remote part of New Zealand. It is perched out on the most easterly edge of New Zealand and this slight isolation has shaped the town and its coastal character. The city is compact, easy to navigate and surrounded by world class surf beaches. Rich in history, Gisborne has played a crucial role in the story of New Zealand's origins. It’s where the Maori migratory waka Horouta and Takitimu first landed, and where Captain James Cook made his first New Zealand landfall in 1769. Gisborne enjoys some of the best weather in New Zealand. High, hot sunshine hours and fertile clay loam soils have given Gisborne some of the most acclaimed winemakers in the country, known for Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Merlot and Malbec.
There are many stunning beaches to choose from, a fact that is well known within the surfing fraternity, with surfers from around the world visiting Gisborne to make the most of the legendary waves. Once you’ve had your fill of sun, surf and sand you can make your way inland through the spectacular Poverty Bay Flats. The drive to the National Arboretum at Eastwoodhill will take you through fertile countryside where much of the fresh produce grown in New Zealand comes from, not to mention the plethora of vineyards that make this a stunning drive. Just down the road Rere Waterfall is a lovely spot to swim and picnic, while for the more adventurous the Rere Rockslide is sixty metres of sheer exhilaration.
Gisborne Airport is a 60 minute flight from Auckland or Wellington. By road it is three hours to Hawke's Bay and three and a half hours to Tauranga, Bay of Plenty.
For this and more information please visit Hawke's Bay Tourism and Out East.