The Doctors Tui (Tui Medical Centre)

Tui Medical Centre

The General Practice part of the Tui Medical Centre has recently changed ownership to Green Cross Health and is now named “The Doctors Tui”. This and the other independent health care providers as listed further down the page all form part of the Tui Medical Centre. Rest assured, everything else is still the same. Our same friendly, helpful medical team and staff are here to help you.

Our practice was established in 1990 by Geir and Vasantha Bjornholdt for our local community. We have female and male doctors available, plenty of parking and wheelchair access. We are also proud to be Cornerstone Accredited which means we consistently pass the stringent criteria and standards set by the RNZCGPs to deliver the very highest standard of care.

Our enrolment capacity is currently limited

Please phone or email reception to discuss availability. In the meantime we welcome you to join our waitlist. Thanks for your understanding.

Get your flu vaccine with us - if you're enrolled with us booking a flu vaccine is easy and best done through the patient portal – book now! Or you can request an appointment using our online form:

Request flu vaccine here

For more info read more here

Click here for more info on:

Covid-19 Tests & Results, Managing a Positive Result,
Covid-19 Vaccinations and Consults

Covid-19 Tests & Results
If you have Covid-19 symptoms or are a household contact of a positive case please phone us to arrange your test. Most testing is now done via Rapid Antigen Testing (RATs) with results available within 30mins. You will need to self-report your result via My COVID Record or by calling 0800 222 478 and pressing option 3. The majority of positive cases will be able to self-manage and required to follow current isolation rules. If you have concerns or if your symptoms are worsening, call us on 09 430 0700 or 111 in an emergency.

Managing a Positive Result
Click here for managing a positive result and your symptoms at home.

Covid-19 Vaccinations

Request Covid Vaccine

Complete the online form or phone us on 09 430 0700 for 5-11 year olds, standard vaccines and boosters.

Many consults are virtual (phone or video), with some in person. Phone 09 430 0700 to book and tell us if you have any Covid-19 symptoms. We will explain what to do when coming into the practice. Please wear a mask at all times.

Choice of appointments and how to book them

In Person

Enrol With Us

Our enrolment capacity is currently limited, please phone or email reception to discuss availability. In the meantime we welcome you to join our waitlist. 

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

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 09 430 0700 to start your registration. 

Please note that you cannot use the portal to book your first appointment with us as you will require a 30min consult (rather than standard 15min). Subsequent visits can then be booked on the portal once you have had your first appointment - please phone us on 09 430 0700 to book your initial consult.

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

Our Services

Our Core Services

  • General Health and Wellness
  • GP Appointments
  • Women's and Men's Health Checks
  • Minor Surgery
  • Fracture Clinic
  • Well Being Support
  • Immunisations
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Long Term Care and Advice
  • Travel Health
  • ECG
  • Liquid Nitrogen

Health Providers at Tui Medical Centre

Amy Gillespie from Physio North is the physiotherapist at Tui Medical Centre. Phone our medical centre 09 430 0700 or Amy directly 021 2988 128 to book appointments.

North City Osteopaths started a clinic at Tui Medical Centre in September 2015. Roseanne Shaw and her team are well known in Whangarei having worked in Whau Valley road for several years.
Their clinic at our centre is open Wednesdays and Fridays between 8am - 6.30pm. Please phone 09 437 0238 or email [email protected] for appointments.

Auckland Dermatology
We have three dermatologists who each take turns having clinics within our Tuleru building: Dr Nick Birchall, Dr Nick Turnbull and Dr John Snow. Please phone 09 524 9915 to make an appointment.

Kaipara Ultrasound
Kaipara Ultrasound is now operating two days a week at 2 Le Ruez Place, just next to Tui Medical Centre. Bradley Pope and his team are excited to be providing high quality diagnostic and obstetric ultrasound services to the people of Whangarei and surrounding areas.
Open 7:30am - 4pm Thursdays and Fridays.
To book phone 09 973 3164 or email [email protected]
For more information please see their website –

Tui Chiropractic
Tarn (Tania Barge) represents Tui Chiropractic. She is currently on maternity leave but has locum chiropractors working for her.
Tui Chiropractic helps people of all ages and walks of life achieve greater health. We believe in finding the cause of the problem and correcting it, through gentle and specific spinal adjustments, lifestyle advice and simple stretches and exercises.

Tarn says "I grew up rurally in Whangarei, spending most of my teenage years riding horses which inevitably leads to falls & injuries. My first experience with a chiropractor came after one of these falls, and I couldn’t believe how much better I felt & could function! It was only a matter of time before I enrolled to study Chiropractic. I graduated from New Zealand College of Chiropractic in 2014 with the Academic Excellence award & the Business Award. Since graduating I’ve spent a couple of years working in Wellington, undergone post-graduate studies in pediatrics and Sacro-Occipital technique, and moved back to Whangarei to enjoy our little slice of paradise in Maungatapere. Being in the winterless North means we can spend more time with our family, enjoy beaching, boating & fishing, and have enough space for some animals and a horse!"

Opening hours:
Monday 2pm to 6 pm
Tuesday  8am to 12pm
Wednesday 2pm to 6pm
Thursday 10am to 1pm
Friday  8.30am to 12.30pm

Outside these hours consults are by appointment. Please phone 09 438 1642 or email [email protected]

Flu Vaccinations

Book your flu vaccination through the patient portal, or by phoning us on 09 430 0700

Flu Vaccine - Patient Portal

Standard Hours

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

 If you have a medical emergency, call 111


Patient Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees - Doctor

Age Standard GP Fees CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $13.00 $13.00
18+ years $19.50 $19.50

Standard consultation: 15mins - extended consultation: $40

Prices effective from 1 July 2022

Enrolled Patient Fees - Nurse

Age Standard Nurse Fees CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $13.00 $13.00
18+ years $19.50 $19.50

Prices effective from 1 July 2022

Casual Patient Fees - Doctor

Age Standard GP Fees CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $45.00 $25.00
18+ years $90.00 $65.00

Prices effective from 1 July 2022

Casual Patient Fees - Nurse

Age Standard Nurse Fees CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $25.00 $13.00
18+ years $25.00 $19.50

Prices effective from 1 July 2022

ACC Enrolled Patient Fees

Age Standard GP Fees CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $15.00 $13.00
18+ years $30.00 $19.50

Prices effective from 1 July 2022

ACC Casual Patient Fees

Age Standard GP Fees CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $65.00 $25.00
18+ years $85.00 $65.00

Prices effective from 1 July 2022

International Patient Fees

Age Doctor Nurse
0-17 years $85.00 $65.00
18+ years $95.00 $75.00

Prices effective from 1 July 2022


Age Non Urgent  Urgent / Same Day Request
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $13.00 $16.00
18+ years $18.00 $25.00

Prices effective from 1 July 2022

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Our Team

Mandeeps Manage  
  • Dr Dan Wheeler

    Dr Dan Wheeler

    In February we welcomed Dr Dan Wheeler to The Doctors Tui. Dr Wheeler has arrived from England and is very excited to join the Tui Team. He looks forward to exploring all that New Zealand has to offer! He is available for appointments Monday to Thursday.

  • Health Coach Amanda Harnett

    Health Coach Amanda Harnett

    Amanda Harnett is a Health Coach at The Doctors Tui. If you're looking to improve your health and wellbeing, come ask your doctor or nurse for a FREE session with her where she can help you with a range of things such as: 

    • Managing conditions like diabetes, asthma, gout and high cholesterol
    • Eating habits and/or exercise 
    • Becoming smoke-free
    • Managing stress
    • Connecting with community supports
    • Connecting with your whanau
  • Receptionist Kiri Webber

    Receptionist Kiri Webber

    Ko Motatau te maunga
    Ko Taikirau te awa
    Ko Matawaia, ko Motatau ngā marae
    Ko Ngāpuhi to Iwi
    Ko Heni Paraha tōku mama
    Ko Bryan Webber tōku papa
    Ko Kiri Webber taku ingoa

    Kiri has been a senior medical receptionist at Tui since 2017 and has over 24 years of experience. She was born and raised in Auckland and has since moved up North after having her son.

    Over the past 19 years she has lived in Northland and has loved it enough to stay. She enjoys serving members of the community and providing them with the best care possible. 

  • Nurse Margaret Cobbald

    Nurse Margaret Cobbald

    Margaret has 50+ yrs nursing experience and is a valued member of the Tui team. Now working part time and on call.

    “My nursing career is still my passion and if I’m not working in the practice you will find me relaxing at home, walking my wee dog, gardening, cooking for friends and family, and travelling around the country in my bus”

  • Practice Manager Bronwyn Barlow

    Practice Manager Bronwyn Barlow

    Bronwyn is a born and bred Northlander originally from the west coast, now living with her husband on the beautiful Tutukaka coast. Bronwyn has worked in Primary care for almost 20 years, at three extremely different GP practices and thoroughly enjoys the challenges and variety the Medical Centre Manager position provides on a daily basis. 

    She has a passion for all things “health and wellbeing” and has many years of finance and management experience. She is also an active participant in her husband’s Marine Boat Building business, Offshore Boats NZ. 

    Bronwyn is a very proud mum of her two children, Monica an Occupational Therapist in Wellington and Thomas who is living the dream on a superyacht in the Mediterranean currently. When not working, she will be in the great outdoors - not far from water, gardening, reading or studying and quality time with fabulous friends and family.  

    “I am so looking forward to the day when international travel is available once again, because I have a lengthy wish list and a family holiday that is well overdue”.

    Ko Bronwyn tōku ingoa
    Tēnā Koe

  • Nurse Jamie Wright

    Nurse Jamie Wright

    Jamie is Mum to two children Ruby and Harvey - who keep her busy! She lives on a beautiful farm in Maungakaramea and loves it there. Her and her family spend most of their time doing horsey activities and enjoying the beauty of their backyard. Jamie has been a nurse since 2013 and has been working in general practice for about 5 years. She has only recently started working for The Doctors Tui as one of the Friday nurses after spending just over a year at home on maternity leave. She is looking forward to seeing you in clinic.

  • Nurse Aoife Bawden

    Nurse Aoife Bawden

    Aoife is originally from Hokianga and has recently returned north to be closer to family. She previously worked in Auckland for the last 7 years as both a medical and surgical nurse. She has completed a diploma in health science in advanced nursing practice. Aoife loves the outdoors and in her spare time you will find her tramping, diving or fishing.

  • Dr Dave van Buuren

    Dr Dave van Buuren

    Dr Dave van Buuren moved from Johannesburg to New Zealand in May 2001 and has worked as a GP in Whangarei ever since. Previous to working at The Doctors Tui, he worked in plastic and reconstructive surgery, trauma intensive care, and just prior to moving to NZ he was a partner at a large GP practice.

    His special interests are geriatric and paediatric medicine, dermatology, and skin cancer surgery. He says he has had the privilege of being a GP for 30 years now and has witnessed and been part of many advances in medicine in those years. He particularly enjoys looking after children from birth in the early and later treating their own children as adults. Similarly, having treated middle aged patients in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, and followed their journey into old age.

    He recently got married to a fellow GP from Whangarei - Dr Ewa van Buuren, and as all her patients tell him…he is a lucky man. Dr Dave van Buuren also has a beautiful daughter Grace who is 10 years old. As a family they enjoy their spare time in the outdoors, cycling, fly fishing and tramping beautiful New Zealand.

    He really enjoys working at and being part of the great team at The Doctors Tui.

  • Dr Eleanor Regeling

    Dr Eleanor Regeling

    Dr Eleanor Regeling is originally from Great Barrier Island. She is a Fellow of GP, Certified in Australasian Skin Cancer. She also has a Diploma in Appearance Medicine and a Certificate in Health Science. Eleanor has worked in urgent care on and off for 12 years. Dr Eleanor Regeling has proudly made Northland her home over the past 16-18 years. She is also a mother of 3 who loves rural living.

  • Dr Lian Coppus

    Dr Lian Coppus

    MBChB, Dip Paed

    Dr Lian coppus started with us late 2019.

    She is originally from the Netherlands, moving to New Zealand with her family as a teenager. She is fluent in Dutch. Lian grew up on a dairy farm in Southland and made her way north after graduating from the University of Otago, working in Gisborne and then Whangarei hospital for a number of years.

    Lian worked in adult medicine, children's health and also spent time in emergency medicine before starting her career in general practice in late 2017. She is currently in her last year of the GP training program. Lian lives with her husband and 2 young children aged almost 1 and 3 years old. 

    Lian has an interest in women's and children's health, the care of the elderly, preventive medicine and in managing chronic diseases like diabetes, heart, lung, liver, and kidney disease. 

    With her family she loves exploring the outdoors, especially doing long walks in the bush. 

Our friendly team are here to support you when you visit:

  • Medical Centre Manager - Bronwyn Barlow
  • Nurse Coordinators - Corinne Fergusson & Christine West (Westy)
  • GP team - Dr Lily Liu, Dr Eleanor Regeling, Dr David van Buuren, Dr Lian Coppus, Dr Katharine Taylor, Dr Dan Wheeler & Dr Sue Williamson
  • Practice Nurses - Corinne, Westy, Aoife, Nikki, Jamie, Jody & Margaret 
  • Receptionists and Admin - Kiri, Glenda, Lynda, Luisa, Ann & Carron

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