We have two medical centers in the Lower North Island - Silverstream Health Centre in Upper Hutt and Team Medical along the Kapiti Coast. 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.
Silverstream is a suburb of Upper Hutt nestled against bush clad hills, and close to the Hutt River. Upper Hutt has a high degree of urbanization with a population of approximately 40,000. While some people choose to live and work in Silverstream, others commute in from Wellington or the Kapiti Coast. Walking and mountain-biking is popular along the Hutt River and on the tracks in many parks. Popular team sports include cricket, netball, rugby, rugby league, soccer and American football. For sailors and surfers, Wellington harbour and beaches offer good recreational choices. Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, offers a wide range of cultural and entertainment options, from national and international sports events (rugby, soccer, cricket) to festivals, theatre, film, dance, music, and art.
Upper Hutt is on the Hutt Valley Railway Lines, with half-hourly daytime electric services which reach Lower Hutt in around 20 minutes and Wellington in around 45 minutes. Many commuters, however, still use their cars. The railroad continues beyond Upper Hutt to Masterton, becoming the Wairarapa Line. Masterton and the wine growing region of the Wairarapa is about an hour away by morning and afternoon diesel trains. A notable feature of this section of railway is the Rimutaka Tunnel, the second-longest railway tunnel in New Zealand, which replaced the Rimutaka Incline. Wellington Airport is both a domestic air travel hub, and an international airport with regular frequent flights to all parts of new Zealand and the world.
The Kapiti Coast is proudly home to 40kms of winding beaches, warm weather and friendly locals, located an hour north of New Zealand's capital city, Wellington. Some describe Kapiti as having a quaint village atmosphere, looking out to Kapiti Island and set amongst a rolling coastal landscape. Kapiti has had a diverse history, being home to US Marines in WWII, and the first Chinese settlers in the 1800’s. It is now home now to a mix of people, including locals and those who commute to Wellington to work each day. There are many artists attracted by the relaxed lifestyle, stunning coastal landscapes and amazing wildlife.
Summer, winter, autumn or spring there is something to do in Kapiti. Popular activites include visitng the bird sanctuary on Kapiti Island, native bird watching, Southwards Car Museum, golf at Paraparaumu & Waikanae Golf Clubs, Wellington Gliding Club, tramping at the Tararua Forest Park, cycle Kapiti’s cycle and walkways or visit Queen Elizabeth Park. And enjoy the benefits of living close by to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington.