The Doctors Tui (Tui Medical Centre)

Tui Medical Centre

Welcome to our practice 

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.

Covid-19 Testing: phone us to arrange your Covid-19 Test – avoid the queues elsewhere in locations of interest - it’s easy to get an appointment quickly when you’re enrolled with us. Click here to see how to Manage a Positive Covid-19 Result.

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We are doing Covid-19 Vaccinations:

Request Covid Vaccine

Complete this online form above to request a Covid Vaccination (including for 5-11 year olds) or Booster. Alternatively phone us on 09 430 0700.

We are providing face-to-face consults - all vaccinated and unvaccinated patients please scan in and wear a mask at all times in our practice. Phone 09 430 0700 to book appointments. If you have any Covid symptoms phone us when you arrive, stay outside and wait for further instructions.

Covid-19 Testing At Our Clinic - by appointment only

We ask all patients if you have any Covid-19 symptoms such as cough, cold, sore throat, runny nose or flu-like symptoms or if you're concerned about Covid-19. If you need to get tested for Covid, phone us to arrange your test.

Safety is our priority. We do Covid-19 testing in your car where possible or in an isolation room if an assessment is required. We have strict infection prevention standards in place.

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

Please phone us on 09 430 0700 if you would like to enquire 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 09-430 0700 to start your registration

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 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
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

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

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

Nurse Consults are FREE for 0-13 years and $15 for everyone aged 14 and over

Fees effective from 25 March 2021

Casual Patient Fees

Age Casual GP Fees CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $45 $20
18+ years $80 $65

Nurse Consults are FREE for 0-13 years and $15 for everyone aged 14 and over

Fees effective from 25 March 2021

ACC Enrolled Patient Fees

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

Nurse Consults are FREE for 0-13 years and $15 for everyone aged 14 and over

Fees effective from 25 March 2021

Nurse Consultation Fees

Nurse Consults are FREE for 0-13 years and $15 for everyone aged 14 and over

Any additional services below are ADDED to the nurse consultation charge:

  • Blood Pressure Check $10
  • Injections $15
  • Smear $35
  • Spirometry $40
  • Dressing - small NON ACC $10, Dressing - large NON ACC $20
  • Depo Provera $15
  • Liquid Nitrogen $15
  • Pregnancy Test $15
  • Moca $20
  • Prescription $18 (24 hours required to process this request)
  • Prescription same day $23
  • Post Discharge Support $20
  • Travel Consult with a nurse $40
  • ECG $60

Pay Online

Good news, paying using direct credit is easy. 

  • The account to Direct Credit into is:  02 0108 0406790 12
  • Please state your full name and NHI number or date of birth in the reference sections

Our Team

Mandeeps Manage  
  • 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
  • Health Improvement Practitioner Tony Gomez

    Health Improvement Practitioner Tony Gomez

    Anthony (Tony) Gomez, critical care and trauma nurse by profession and now in the mental health and addictions field. A Certified Global Nurse Consultant under the International Council of Nurses, he is from the Philippines where he finished his bachelor and master’s degree in Nursing, emigrated to Australia and worked in six different countries, now lives in NZ. 

    He obtained his postgraduate degree in mental health at AUT, certificate degree in criminal justice at University of Canterbury and diploma in psychology from Open Polytechnic of NZ. He is also a DAPAANZ registered practitioner. 

    Tony is doing his doctoral degree in health under Victoria University with mental health as the core focus of his research and finishing his Rongoa studies under Te Wananga o Aotearoa. He is part of Te Tumu Wairoa, a national initiative by the government and Ministry of Health, using an innovative new model of care for general practice, giving people easy, equitable and prompt access to local mental health and well-being support. As a Behavioural Health Consultant/Health Improvement Practitioner, Tony is in general practice to see all patients’ presentation, including physical health, and all ages.

  • Dr Saima Noreen

    Dr Saima Noreen

    Dr Saima Noreen came to NZ for a working holiday for 3 months about 16 yrs ago, and is still here! She likes to say it is a prolonged working holiday! She completed her medical degree in Pakistan and worked there for 3 years, she then moved to the UK and worked for 4 yrs in general surgery before moving to NZ. She met her husband in NZ and they have a 5 yr old daughter. They love travelling, nature and spending time with friends over weekends. She is grateful to have lots of these opportunities in Whangarei and loves being a part of the Tui team.

  • 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. 

  • Dr Lily Liu

    Dr Lily Liu

    MMSc MD

    Dr Liu trained in China from 1985 - 1993. Dr Liu arrived in New Zealand in 1997 and is a fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Her speciality is caring for patients with chronic diseases/elderly health, as well as women's and child health.
    Dr Liu speaks fluent Mandarin and English. In her spare time she can be found gardening and looking after her lifestyle block in beautiful Northland.

  • Dr Geir Bjornholdt

    Dr Geir Bjornholdt

    LRCP;LRCS (Ireland) Dip. Obs & Gyno, FRNZCGP

    Dr Geir Bjornholdt, physiotherapy wife Vasantha and their 2 children moved to NZ in 1987. Both Geir and Vasantha worked at the Whangarei Hospital for 3 years until they established the Tui Medical Centre in 1990.

    Dr Bjornholdt qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and has a long and varied medical career both in hospitals and general practice. 

    He has completed a certificate in Sports medicine from Otago University and achieved a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Auckland University. His special interests are in cardiology, skin cancer diagnosis and skin cancer surgery. He is contracted to the hospital for this work. 

    Vasantha and Geir now also have 3 grand-daughters.

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

  • Clinical Director - Dr Geir Bjornholdt
  • Medical Centre Manager - Bronwyn Barlow
  • Nurse Coordinators - Corinne Fergusson, Christine West (Westy)
  • GP team - Dr Geir Bjornholdt, Dr Lily Liu, Dr Eleanor Regeling, Dr Saima Noreen, Dr David van Buuren, Dr Lian Coppus, Dr Katharine Taylor
  • Practice Nurses - Corinne, Westy, Aoife, Nikki, Jamie, Margaret & Fran  
  • Receptionists and Admin - Kiri, Maryanne, Lynda, Luisa, Ann & Carron

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