Northland

We have three medical centres in Northland - Kerikeri Medical in Kerikeri and Paramount Medical and Widdowson Sprague Health in Whangarei. 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.

Northland is the northern most region of NZ, sometimes referred to as the Far North. The population is spread across one main city, Whangarei, and a number of smaller towns, the largest and most well-known being Kerikeri. With a population of approximately 55,000 Whangarei is set on a coastline of beaches with a thriving retail centre, art galleries, museums, restaurants, cafes and bars, and regular events. Kerikeri, with a population of approximately 6,500, is widely known for its successful horticulture, beautiful beaches, niche food products, boutique vineyards, art galleries, cafes and crafts.

Northland has a sub-tropical climate with warm summers. Locals says it never gets really cold and outdoor activities are the norm all year round. Whangarei hosts plenty of annual events covering food, sport, and the arts.  There are plenty of walking and hiking trails with rural, native forest and coastal tracks to choose from. In Kerikeri the beaches are also a popular tourist attraction, as are game fishing, sailing and bush walking. You will find clothing boutiques, original crafts and gift shops, home décor, gourmet food stores and farmers markets offering fresh locally grown produce. Kerikeri was the site of the first permanent mission station in NZ and still has a historic buildings and sites to visit.  

To reach Northland, Whangarei is serviced by the local aerodrome, a small airport south east of Whangarei city. By road, it is a two hour drive from Auckland. Kerikeri Airport on the perimeter of the town is a busy commuter link with Auckland, and has a very active Bay Of Islands Aero Club. It is approximately three hours drive north of Auckland and one hour north of Whangarei.

For this and further information please visit Northland Inc - Regional Economic Development Agency & Tourism Organisation.