From a young age, Dr Tiwnini Hemi understood the meaning of hard work. Every weekend, school holidays, and most evenings, he and his four brothers built houses with their father, who was a brick layer by trade.
Dr Maia Melbourne-Wilcox (Tūhoe) has recently been appointed to the role of Pou Whirinaki – a position that provides leadership, support, and Hauora Māori perspectives to the College. We had a chat with Maia to learn more about her background as a cl
College Fellow and Kerikeri GP, Dr Grahame Jelley, was awarded the Peter Snow Memorial Award at the National Rural Health Conference at Wairakei Resort in Taupō last month.
Rural Hospital Medicine registrar Dr Claire Richardson fancied seeing a bit of the country before beginning her training and walked the Te Araroa Trail, which is more than 3,000km from Cape Reinga down to Bluff!
The College is pleased to announce Dr Daniel McIntosh has been appointed to the College Board after a contested election process
College Fellow Dr Joe Bourne was one of the hundreds of frontline medical workers who responded to the threat of a global pandemic, in his role as incident controller for the Bay of Plenty (BOP) COVID-19 response.
When Dr Pauline Teong started her undergraduate medical training in Singapore in 1995, there was a quota for women but not to ensure there was an equal gender mix, it was to limit the number of women doctors to a maximum of 30 trained a year.
Dr Heather Burling became a GP because she and husband Richard wanted to have a family and a good work life balance.
Building relationships between primary and secondary health care practitioners is a key focus for the Hawkes Bay Faculty – and if that happens in a socially convivial atmosphere then so much the better!
If you thought all powerlifters were giant human specimens, with bulging muscles and the capacity to eat boiled chicken by the kilo, Karlina Tongotea is here to surprise you.
The apprentice has become the master with the appointment of Dr Kiriana Bird (Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Porou) to the College Board.
A young Cathy Stephenson knew she wanted to make a difference in the world, and her new role as a College Clinical Lead will help her do just that!
College Fellow Dr Glenn Colquhoun is passionate about making connections with the young people he cares for, so much so his latest collection of poetry is dedicated to them.
Dr Graham McGeoch seems to have achieved an awful lot for someone who describes himself as ‘not a completer or finisher’.
British GP Chris Reid has always had a passion for an adventurous life, so it was almost inevitable that his path would bring him to New Zealand.
Growing up in Tokoroa, Dr Caitlin Whitford knew that rural communities often don’t have the doctors they need and from day one at medical school, she aimed to fill that gap.
Ralston D’Souza, a rural registrar at Westend Medical Centre in Rotorua, is one of several junior doctors whose personal experience of residency motivated him to take action to bring his fellow residents closer together.
Dr Jenny James is originally from the UK, where she first discovered her love of rural medicine in Wick, a tiny place in the remote far North of Scotland.
The winners of the Greg Judkins prize for reflective poetry were announced, and their poems read out at GP22: the Conference for General Practice.
The pitch for the new health reforms is that they will be less postcode lottery and more community focused. On paper, this sounds ideal, but as the panel of Dr Kyle Eggleton, Associate Professor Tristram Ingham, Dr Fiona Bolden and Dr Monica Liva dis
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW).
While contraceptive options and access have expanded for women globally during the past few decades, not all New Zealand women are reaping the benefits of what medicine has to offer.
Just like our membership of GPs and rural hospital doctors, John Campbell is an expert listener, so we invited him to speak at GP22: the Conference for General Practice
Two forward, two back presentations are short, four-minute insights given by an experienced GP, and a more-experienced GP – who each share their views on a chosen topic.
Dr Api Talemaitoga is a self-confessed workaholic. “A lot of what nurtures and sustains me comes from our work,” he said during the Wellbeing and Burnout Panel at GP22: the Conference for General Practice.
Although the Minister of Health Hon Andrew Little had his travel plans to conference skuppered by some outrageously strong Wellington winds, his messages during the opening address were clear; we are in the midst of a period of extraordinary pressure
An engaging three-day event you won't want to miss.