Tahunanui Medical Centre
Te Rapu Oranga The place to seek health

The staff at Tahunanui Medical Centre aim to provide the families and community of Tahunanui with a friendly, comprehensive, healthcare service.

To ensure that our families receive consistent care, we promise to fit in any of our enrolled children (under 13 yrs) with a doctor, no matter how busy we are.

We are currently enrolling new patients and invite new and exisiting residents of Tahunanui to enrol with us.

Tahunanui Medical Centre is a progressive and committed team of health professionals who strive to give the best, research based, care possible, we believe in building healthy long-lasting relationships. We are a teaching practice who is Cornerstone Accredited. Cornerstone is an accreditation programme specifically designed by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners for general practices in New Zealand read more about Cornerstone

We wish you to feel relaxed while you are with us and you are welcome to talk to our doctors or nurses about any concern you may have. You are also able to bring family or whanau to support you when you receive any of our services; we welcome feedback to assist us improve our service.

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Dr Rebekah Billowes

We are delighted to be able to introduce Rebekah to our team of GPs from January 2019. Rebekah started working at the Tahunanui Medical Centre at the end of 2014 in her GP registration year. Since this time she has had some time out on maternity leave and has now returned as a sessional worker for the next 6 months. She has an interest in child health. Outside of medicine she enjoys spending time in the outdoors.

Have a Happy, Safe Holiday

For many the holiday period can be a fun filled array of travel, family time and festivities, but for others it can be stressful, overwhelming and lonely.

In an effort to keep those around you happy and safe:

  • Be kind to your neighbours and look out for people who could be sad – a little homemade card can make someone feel they have not been forgotten
  • Eat healthily – fresh berries and BBQ veggies are cheap and delicious
  • Drink as much water as you do alcohol, it’s easy to drink too much – unfortunately mistakes & injuries are common after a few too many
  • Be creative with presents, gorgeous things do not have to be expensive – it’s the thought that counts
  • Take a walk or have a swim at our beautiful beach
  • Watch the children around you when playing in or near water – it only takes a second for a little one to get into trouble
  • Offer sunscreen to others and be a good example by covering up in the sun – Slip, Slop, Slap!
  • Try not to get stressed and angry, family violence is common around Christmas time – get help before it gets out of hand
  • Make sure you have enough medication to get you through the holiday period