The Doctors Bureta

Welcome to our practice

The Doctors Bureta is a family based general practice and is located at the top of Bureta Road in the Otumoetai/Brookfield area of Tauranga. Our doctors proudly provide a wide range of services to over 4,700 enrolled patients.

COVID-19 Notice: in Alert Level 1 our consults are in person and through phone or video

Phone 07 576 7912 to book appointments. To ensure everyone gets the help they need, we'll be screening all appointment requests which may involve calling you back with more details.

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We’re providing our service in a new way to ensure you and your whanau remain safe. We're doing our part to support the COVID-19 response so when you phone us or visit the clinic we will ask if you have any cough, cold, or flu-like symptoms or if you're concerned about COVID-19 - let us know. This doesn't mean we think you have coronavirus, it's simply a small step we're taking to ensure we continue to keep our community safe and healthy.

Our practice is safe to visit

Safety is our priority. We are doing testing for COVID-19 and it's done in your car where possible or in an isolation room if an assessment is required.

This means when you visit us for other medical issues you won’t be exposed in any way. We have strict infection prevention standards in place, meaning staff are regularly wiping surfaces and keeping the practice clean and germ-free.

Thanks for your patience and continued support.

Choice of appointments and how to book them

In Person

Enrol With Us

We warmly welcome new patients

When you enrol with us, some of the benefits include:

  • Reminders and recalls for important health management
  • Pay less to see the doctor than non-enrolled patients
  • Access to our online patient portal to book appointment, order repeat prescriptions and to view lab test results
  • There is more information here about why it’s great to be enrolled

Enrolment Form

Ask at reception or download our  Enrolment Form

Complete all sections and email it to us including suitable identification or bring it in to the centre before your first visit.

Not enrolled but need an appointment? 

You can still get an appointment even if you are not enrolled with us e.g. if you’re a visitor to the region. Just phone our friendly team for a casual appointment.  Extra charges apply for casual appointments when you are not enrolled.

General information about enrolling with us

Online Patient Portal

Are you registered for the online portal?

When you’re enrolled with us you can register for this portal, called Manage My Health (MMH). Then, any time you like 24/7 you can:

  • book appointments
  • request repeat scripts
  • view lab test results

Phone reception 07-576 7912 to start your registration

Here’s How to Complete Your Registration  and How to Use The Portal

Our Services

Our Services

  • General Health and Wellness
  • Minor Surgery
  • Immunisations
  • Womens Health
  • Chronic Disease Management

Practice Nurse Services

  • Patient management in association with Doctor
  • Immunisation
  • Wound clinic
  • Well women’s clinic
  • Smoking cessation
  • Asthma care

Reception Services

  • Doctor/Nurse appointments
  • Administration Services
  • Accounts
  • Repeat prescriptions - please phone 576 7912, and speak with either a receptionist or nurse - please allow up to 48 hours

Standard Hours

Monday - Friday 8am – 5pm for booked GP appointments
We warmly welcome new patients to enrol with us

Closed weekends and all public holidays. 

After Hours

For after hours care, please call our number 07 576 7912 and you will be diverted to a nurse for medical advice. You can go to The Doctors Bayfair 42 Girven Rd, Mt Maunganui, open Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm and Saturday - Sunday 8am - 12pm. Closed public holidays.

Accident & Healthcare, 19 Second Ave, Tauranga, is open until 9pm phone 07 577 0010

If you have a medical emergency, call 111

Patient Fees

Fees for Patient Consultations

 Age Enrolled Casual International ACC enrolled
0 - 13 FREE FREE $120 FREE
14 - 17 $34 $40 $120 $28
18 - 44 $44 $80 $120 $39
45 - 64 $44 $80 $120  $39
65+ $42 $80 $120 $39

Effective August 2020

  • All materials used will be charged in addition to the consultation fee
  • Fees are GST inclusive and may be subject to change
  • Casual patients are required to pay prior to receiving treatment
  • Administration Fee of $10 if consult not paid on the day, which is removed if paid within 24 hours

Pay Online

Good news, paying online is easy. 

You can pay securely using a credit or debit card or internet banking (Account2Account payments) - just click below to make a payment.  Payment is due on the day of your appointment. In addition to paying online you can pay in person at the centre with cash, eftpos and credit card.

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Our Team

Mandeeps Manage  
  • Dr Peter Latchman

    Dr Peter Latchman


  • Nurse Katie Beck

    Nurse Katie Beck

  • Medical Centre Manager Simone Hunter

    Medical Centre Manager Simone Hunter


  • Nurse Practitioner Megan

    Nurse Practitioner Megan


  • Nurse Bev

    Nurse Bev


  • Dr Maxine Beetham

    Dr Maxine Beetham

    MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), Bachelor Human Biology, Bachelor Nursing

    Dr Maxine Beetham is originally from Tauranga, moving to Auckland to study medicine and then undertaking work as a doctor at Rotorua Hospital, Waikato Hospital in ICU, and back to her home town to work at Tauranga Hospital. Maxine has a special interest in maternity, paediatric and palliative care medicine.

  • Dr Ngaire Ellis

    Dr Ngaire Ellis

    FRNZCGP, MBChB, Dip Child Health, Dip Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Dr Ngaire Ellis graduated from Otago University medical school in 1987. Since then Ngaire has worked in general practice, for 25 years, in both New Zealand and Australia, including 3 years as a clinical manager for a spine surgeon. Ngaire has a special interest in women's health, children's health, and asthma management.

  • Nurse Karen

    Nurse Karen

    RGN, NDN, CPT, Advanced diabetes paper

    Karen has experience as a practice nurse, district nurse, clinical placement teacher and in orthopaedics. Her special interest lies in diabetes, women's health, education and assessment.

  • Dr Gareth Blackshaw

    Dr Gareth Blackshaw

    BA, MBChB, Dib Obs, Dip Practical Dermatology, Dip Dermoscopy, FRNZCGP

    Gareth trained in Wellington and has worked overseas before moving to the Bay of Plenty in 1997 with his wife Jane and 3 daughters. Special interest areas include family medicine, care of the elderly, skin conditions and surgery.Gareth has been involved in medical education, training registrars and colleagues, and helped establish the BOP Clinical School. 

    He has completed many multisport events, enjoys most outdoor activities, and spends his remaining time on the orchard and carrying musical equipment around for his daughters gigs.

Latest News

May Newsletter

Click here for our latest newsletter and what is going on in our practice to meet your needs.

Your Feedback

  • We welcome your feedback and always strive to provide the best patient care and advice.  But if things didn’t go the way you wanted with our service, please let us know. Even though we may not be able to turn back the clock, there may be something we can do to help put it right.

    1.  Contact the practice directly

    • Click here for the best person in our centre to talk with.

    2.  Or fill out this form online

    • If you don’t feel comfortable talking with anyone in the practice directly, you can complete this online feedback form and one of our National Clinical Advisory Team will receive and follow up with you.
  • 3.  Or for more information and other ways to give feedback, you can also contact:

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