• New Zealand Regions
      • Hawke's Bay
      • Bay of Plenty
      • Waikato
      • Whanganui
      • Manawatu
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      • Auckland
      • Gisborne
      • Taranaki
      • Wellington
      • West Coast
      • Nelson
      • Canterbury
      • Otago
      • Marlborough
      • Southland

      Hawke's Bay

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      Beaches, wineries and Art Deco. The Hawke's Bay has a diverse economy, including business services that support its sectors to be the second largest contributor to regional GDP in the country. A popular tourist destination, the region has some of the countries best restaurants as well as stunning scenery, markets and festivals.



      Bay of Plenty

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      The Bay of Plenty is officially New Zealand's sunniest destination, enjoying short-lived winters and long summer days. The Region offers some of the country's most spectacular views and many ways to enjoy the pristine scenery and natural wonders. Visitors also enjoy exploring the Bay's Māori heritage and pre-European roots.


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      The Waikato is known for its rolling plains, fertile land and the mighty Waikato River. The region is the fourth largest regional economy in New Zealand, with a strong focus on primary production and associated manufacturing.


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      Welcome to Whanganui. This is our place; where history is full of stories, legends and rich legacy. Where a thriving arts scene, creativity and evolving culture inspire our modern lives. Where breath-taking natural landscapes capture imaginations at every turn.


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      Located in the lower North Island, Manawatu is heartland New Zealand, offering an authentic Kiwi experience.

      The main in the region are Palmerston North, most notable for Massey University. Palmerston has a vibrant, arts and culture scene.

      The region's economy is based on food production and processing, research and education. The region is also home for the New Zealand defence force.


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      Northland was originally home to some of our country's first human inhabitants. Today, it is one of the fastest growing regions in New Zealand and home to nearly 189,000 people. Rich in culture and history, the region boasts a stunning natural environment.


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      Auckland Region stretches from the the beaches of the Pacific Ocean in the east to the expansive beaches of the rugged west coast of the Tasman Sea. Auckland City, the largest urban area in New Zealand is considered the main economic center of New Zealand and a popular destination for international students and travellers.


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      Gisborne is a Region on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. It's known for wineries and surf beaches such as Makorori. The region has maintained a strong Maori heritage. The region's economy is made up mainly of agriculture, horticulture and forestry.


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      Taranaki is a coastal and mountainous region on the western side of New Zealand's North Island. Its landscape is dominated by Mount Taranaki, its namesake volcano, which lies within the rainforested Egmont National Park.

      The port city of New Plymouth is the area's cultural and commercial hub. Taranaki's economy is diverse and includes dairy, oil and gas. The region is the highest contributor or national GDP per capita. 


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      The Wellington Region covers Wellington city in the south, Upper and Lower Hutt valleys to the north-east, and Porirua to the north-west. The region takes its name from Wellington, New Zealand's capital city.

      Wellington is famous for its arts and culture scene and is also the centre of New Zealand's film industry.

      West Coast

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      The West Coast, or as some locals call it, the "Wild West", is a long thin region that runs down the South Island's west coast.

      The region has the lowest population in all of New Zealand. It is famous for its rugged natural scenery such as the Pancake Rocks, the Blue Pools of Haast, and the glaciers.

      The main industries in the region are dairy farming and mining. Tourism also plays an important role.

      Nelson – Tasman

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      Nelson Tasman is an extraordinary, vibrant region where art and businesses thrive together among a stunning natural landscape. With one in five people internationally born, Nelson Tasman has 48 different cultures living in its environs.

      The region prides its self on being New Zealand’s leading Research and Development areas, with the highest proportion of people working in the research, science and tech sectors out of anywhere in New Zealand.


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      Canterbury is a region on New Zealand’s South Island marked by grassy plains, clear lakes and snow-capped mountains. Its largest city, Christchurch, is famed for its art scene and green spaces.


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      There are few places in the world which will leave you with a lasting sense of difference. Central Otago is undoubtedly one of them from its landscapes, its seasons, its people, its products and experiences.


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      Marlborough Region is on the north-eastern corner of the South Island. The region is well known for its winemaking industry, and the Marlborough Sounds, an extensive network of coastal waterways, peninsulas and islands.

      Apart from the wine industry, aquaculture, agriculture and tourism play an important role in the local economy.


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      Southland is New Zealand’s most southerly region and includes the World Heritage ranked Fiordland National Park.

      The region's only city Invercargill offers a relaxed pace of life with wide streets, little traffic, spacious parks and gardens, striking Victorian and Edwardian architecture and impressive sporting facilities including New Zealand’s first indoor velodrome. Southland's location is such that views of Aurora Australis or the Southern Lights are common.


Modern medical centre to cater to those growing old in Paeroa


Modern medical centre to cater to those growing old in Paeroa

A medical centre can now more comfortably cater to a population planning on growing old in Paeroa.

Opening the doors to a new modern premise on Monday was a much-needed and long-awaited project for the Paeroa Medical Centre, of which the books continue to grow.

Co-owner and GP Dr Tony Mayne said retirees were a large demographic seen by the doctors and nurses at the centre.

However, the new site, which is one-third larger than the original premise on Princes St, also guarantees primary health care for future patients, he said.

“We’ve been thinking about [expanding] for quite a few years because we realised we were out-growing the building we were in.

“Every year we just get busier and we progressively needed more doctors, more nurses. I’ve been here for 22 years and over that time it’s just bit by bit expanded,” Mayne said.

The medical centre has moved to Queen St, to a site that once sat an old sewing factory.

Inside the two-storeyed building is a spacious waiting room, a corridor of large GP offices bathed in natural light, and a functional nurses station with a minor surgery and emergency resuscitation set-up.

According to 2018 Census data, the Hauraki district had a population of 4728 over 65’s – an increase of 831 since 2013.

And under construction in Paeroa is the Longridge Country Estate, a 250-unit retirement development.

Due to population demands and changes in the way doctors practice, moving into a larger, future-proof facility was needed, Mayne said.

“When we first started, we thought the medical centre we were in was huge.

“The town was very sleepy 20 years ago, and it’s certainly quite vibrant now. The town is expanding and that will have an impact on us,” he said.

“We’d be very reluctant to close our books, so what we’ve tried to do where we can is recruit more doctors to meet the demand.”

The journey to build the new centre has taken close to two years, with the first spade hitting soil in May, 2018.

Mayne, who commutes regularly from Ohaupo, said repurposing​ the original 1960s building was a “much bigger undertaking than I had ever imagined”.

As a medical centre, builders had to follow complex earthquake, fire and electrical regulations.

The top floor, which will house a dentist and a flat for accommodation, is set to be complete in the next few months.

“Everything is exactly the same,” Mayne said.

“We’ve worked out our systems over time, and have taken everything we had there and brought it over here. It’s all the same people and services.

“I think this guarantees that there will be primary health care for our patients going into the future.

“That was always the vision for the old building, it’s just the hub’s had to get bigger.”

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