The Doctors Motueka

Welcome to our practice

We are proud to support the Motueka community and surrounding areas and we warmly welcome new patients. We offer general practice health care and advice with fantastic medical team who are committed to helping you and your family.

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

Phone 03 528 8358 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 03-528 8358 to start your registration

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

Our Services

  • ACC treatment by a GP or practice nurse
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Care Plus—preventative healthcare service
  • Child immunisations
  • CVD—Heart disease risk assessment
  • Emergency medical care
  • GP and nurse consultations
  • Smear tests
  • Travel immunisations and health checks
  • Womens health checks

Standard Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30am – 5pm for booked GP appointments
Closed on weekends and public holidays

If you have a medical emergency, call 111

Patient Fees

Clinical in clinic and Telephone Consult Fees

Age Enrolled Patient Fee Casual Patient Fees   
0 - 13 years FREE FREE  
14 - 17 years $13.00 $50.00  
18+ years $19.50 $60.00  

Please note all fees are due on the on the day of consultation, or a $10.00 administration fee will apply. 

Effective from 12 October 2020

ACC Clinical in clinic and Telephone Consult Fees

Age                       ACC Enrolled Pt Fees  ACC Casual Fees                       ACC Casual fee with CSC                         
0 - 13 yrs FREE FREE                                           FREE  
14 - 17 yrs $13.00 $40.00                                         $13.00  
18+ yrs $19.00 $55.00                                         $19.50  

Please note all fees are due on the on the day of consultation, or a $10.00 administration fee will apply. 

Effective from 19 August 2020

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

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  • Dr James Perry

    Dr James Perry


    After qualifying from Birmingham Medical School (UK) I completed my House Officer jobs in Jersey and Bournemouth (UK) before spending some time working in New Zealand (Tauranga Emergency Department). On returning to the UK I joined the Royal Navy as a Medical Officer. Following 3 years’ service as the ships doctor I joined the GP vocational training scheme in Portsmouth and completed this in 2017.

    I have an interest in ENT (ear nose and throat) medicine and musculoskeletal medicine.

    Outside of work I enjoy spending as much time outdoors, be that on the water or in the mountains. My wife, Victoria, and I have 2 young children and are expecting a third. We're both looking forward to moving to New Zealand and are excited about introducing all that New Zealand has to offer to our young family.

  • Healthcare Assistant Linda Dormer

    Healthcare Assistant Linda Dormer


  • Dr Jo Alward (Locum)

    Dr Jo Alward (Locum)


  • Dr Gillian Hawkley

    Dr Gillian Hawkley

    MB ChB, MRCOG Pt1, RNZCGP, FRNZCGP, Dip Cosmetic Medicine

    Originally from Scotland, Gillian has worked as a doctor in New Zealand for more than 10 years, including 5 years working in general practice and urgent care. Gillian has worked in obstetrics and gynaecology and she is also qualified, trained and experienced in appearance medicine. Dr Gillian has been working at The Doctors Motueka as a locum, but from August, she is a permanent member of our team.

  • Administrator Tracey

    Administrator Tracey

    UE, Telecome Technician Cert.

    Tracey is an experienced health care provider at The Doctors Motueka. Tracey has had a diverse career originally trained as an electronic technician then moving on to working as a gardener, on an orchard and as a volunteer at a hospice. Tracey enjoys staying fit, camping, biking and being outdoors. 

  • Administrator Sue Tunney

    Administrator Sue Tunney

    Sue has had years of experience in the medical industry previously working at College Hill Doctors, Palm Clinic Diagnostics Med Lab and Auckland Heart Group. Sue enjoys spending here spare time cooking, walking , spending time with family and is also a proud member of the camera club. 

  • Administrator Sharon Binns

    Administrator Sharon Binns

    Temuka High School Cert.

    Sharon is a trusted health care provider at The Doctors Motueka with 10 years of experience within the medical centre. Sharon has also had years of work experience as a nanny, home care, companion support (Lat Millinas) and previously spent 8 years at Mapua Health. In her spare time Sharon enjoys gardening, going biking, cooking and spending time with her family.  

  • Nurse Megan Spick

    Nurse Megan Spick

    NMIT, Registered Nurse

    Megan graduated NMIT in 2013 as a registered nurse and since has spent one year in Murchison Community Hospital, she has also spent over a year working at Te Piki Oranga. Megan is an experienced nurse at The Doctors Motueka. 

  • Nurse Manager Hilary Whitaker

    Nurse Manager Hilary Whitaker

    NZRGON BN, Cert. Gerontology

    Hilary has devoted years of her life within the nursing practice, she has acquired experience over numerous fields of nursing spanning up to 39 years. Hilary is a proud member of Nurses College Aotearoa. 

  • Nurse Virginia Bell

    Nurse Virginia Bell

    NZRN (Christchurch Hospital), ATCL (Speech/Language)

    Virginia is a nurse at The Doctors Motueka with over 30 years of nursing experience. She has also spent 10 years as an accountant. Virginia is also a current member of the NZ society of Travel Medicine. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, reading, watching movies and travelling.  

  • Clinical Education Lead Jennifer Cederman

    Clinical Education Lead Jennifer Cederman

    BA (Otago University), BN (Nelson Institute of Technology)

    Jennifer has a vast medical experience working in the general surgical ward at Nelson Hospital, also working at New Zealand Blood Service. Jennifer area's of special interest are wound care, eczema, mental health, pain management and child protection/family violence. 

  • Dr Nick Dewar

    Dr Nick Dewar

    MBChB (Otago), MRNZCGP PG Cert. Trav Med

    Nick has spent many years in the medical industry with over 3 years in the Emergency Medicine department of Ireland, he also has an area of special interest in Travel Medicine. 

  • Dr Emily Burgess

    Dr Emily Burgess

    MB BCh, BAO, MRCGP, FRNZCP, Rep of Ireland

    Emily trained and worked all along the west coast of the Republic of Ireland for about ten years, then moved to Scotland to train in a rural GP scheme. Her areas of special interest are medicine for the elderly and gut health. 

    After completing her training and obtaining her MRCGP, Emily and her husband decided they were ready for an adventure and moved to New Zealand with a couple of suitcases in hand, having never even visited New Zealand before. That was nine years ago and Emily has been working as a GP here all that time. Her and her husband are now proud to call the Tasman region home. Outside of work Emily will most likely be found spending time with her family or behind a camera lens, being a keen photographer.

  • Clinical Director Richard Fuller

    Clinical Director Richard Fuller

    Bachelor of Med Science (Hons), BMBS MRCAP (UK)

    Richard originally trained at the university of Nottingham and has a wide love for all aspects of the general practice. Richard has areas of special interest in clinical research. 

  • Dr Sebastiaan Klaver

    Dr Sebastiaan Klaver

    GP Amsterdam

    Seb is a well experienced doctor with having spent over a year as an emergency doctor, two years as a GP in the Netherlands and completing Internships in Ghana and St. Marten within the medical industry. Seb's areas of special interest are minor surgery, emergency medicine and dermatology. Seb and his family moved from Amsterdam to sunny Motueka in 2015 to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. 

Latest News

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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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