Dr Emily McNicholas

General Practitioner


MB ChB 2006 Auckland; FRNZCGP 2014


I am a GP from Ōpōtiki. I have been a doctor for ten years since graduating from the University of Auckland in 2006. I chose to work here in Kawerau as I have always wanted to work in the EBOP, close to home, especially in an area of need. I am proud to be one of the few Māori GP's working in rural New Zealand and I am passionate about the positive impact our clinic will have on the health of the Kawerau community. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, and fishing down the coast at Waihau Bay.

Registration Date

11 August 2008

Vocationally Registered

Yes (What's this?)

The term "vocational registration" indicates that this doctor has done some additional years of further study and has passed comprehensive examinations set by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. In addition to these examinations she/he has committed to an ongoing programme of study to keep up to date with the advances in general practice. His/her participation in this study programme is audited. Passing the examinations and the commitment to the study programme confers on this doctor the status of "specialist" in general practice, and is your assurance that this doctor is practicing to a high standard.

Doctors who are not vocationally registered can currently work in general practice as long as they are under the supervision of a vocationally registered general practitioner. The Medical Council of New Zealand would like all doctors who work in general practice to attain vocational registration and many doctors who are not vocationally registered are currently working towards achieving this qualification.

Contact Details

Dr Emily McNicholas is available at the following services:

Primary Healthcare Services

Kawerau Medical Centre

This service is available at the following location:

26 Islington Street, Kawerau

Taneatua Medical Centre

This service is available at the following location:

22 Tuhoe Street, Tāneatua

Patients requesting to make contact with the Waimana Medical Centre - please call 07 3123 296 or email tmc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz