Waitara Health Centre

06 754 8119

Cnr McLean and Grey Streets

Open Mon, Tues & Fri 8:30AM to 7:00PM / Weds & Thurs 8.30AM to 5:30PM

Our Team

We are a multi-doctor General Practice and Specialist Centre providing caring and professional health care to the people of Waitara and the surrounding district.

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Our Team

Our experienced team of doctors and nurses provide a broad range of Family Medical and Specialist services, including an outreach clinic and smoking clinic. X-ray facilities, Podiatry, Dental, Vision and Hearing services and a Nurse Practitioner are also available on-site every Tuesday. The Waitara Pharmacy is in the same building for any medication prescriptions.

Our dedicated team of doctors, nurses and administrative staff have been providing professional health care and promoting the well-being of our patients in Waitara and the surrounding area for nearly 10 years. In fact, December 2016 will be Waitara Health Centre’s 10 year Anniversary of serving the local community, and we look forward to continue doing so for many years to come. 

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Dr Naomi Pettigrew

B.Sc, M.B., C.H.B NZMC 19872

Naomi came to New Zealand from Scotland and settled in New Plymouth in 1993. Naomi undertook her medical training at St Andrews followed by Manchester University qualifying in 1985. Following extensive attachments throughout the United Kingdom, Naomi travelled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Pacific Islands, Australia and Asia before returning to work as a GP in the United Kingdom. Following a period working as a GP she moved with her husband to work in an Accident & Medical clinic in Townsville Australia before deciding to emigrate to New Zealand. As well as being a general practitioner, Naomi is a Registrar trainer for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and also teaches and mentors our nurse practitioner.

Married with 3 grown up children she continues to enjoy travel and cycling.

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Brigitte Lindsay Nurse Practitioner

RN, RM, MN,(1st class Honours), NP

Since completing her RN training in UK in 1988 Brigitte has worked in a variety of areas but has a strong medical/cardiac focus. After working for several years at an advanced level and completing her Master of Nursing at Massey University in 2005 she went on to become a registered Nurse Practitioner in Adult Cardiology in 2006. By doing further training she expanded her practice and registered as a Nurse Practitioner in Adult Conditions in August 2014. Brigitte works for the Waitara Health Centre Tuesdays and alternate Mondays as well as working for the Taranaki District Health Board. Brigitte endeavours to deliver a holistic approach to care. She is married with two sons and enjoys physical activity especially if it involves the great out doors.

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Dr Colin Katzen

General Practitioner

Dr. Katzen is a South African-born GP and has been in New Zealand for the last 7 years.

Colin's specialties include youth wellness, diabetes and sports medicine. He also enjoys procedural medicine and can provide no needle/no scalpel vasectomies, PRP injections and minor skin surgery.

Outside of medicine, you'll find Colin following sports, taking part in social issues and travelling. He was a keen sportsperson in South Africa and was also the team doctor for Eagles Rugby (a South African rugby franchise).


Dr Natalie Reid

General Practitioner


2020 Flu Vaccines

Due to a nationwide shortage, we are delaying all flu vaccinations at Waitara Health Centre.We are expecting more stock at the end of April and will resume administering vaccines as soon as they arrive.We will ...


2019 Christmas Hours

Waitara Health Centre's opening hours over the Christmas break are as follows:23 December — 8AM to 5PM24 December — 8AM to 12PM25 December — CLOSED26 December — CLOSED27 December — 8AM to 3PM30 December — 8AM t...


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There have been four cases of measles in Taranaki this year, with all occurring in unvaccinated people.Measles can be serious. Two out of the four cases this year needed hospitalisation. Therefore, it's importa...


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New Paitent Enrolments

As part of the continued development of services at the Waitara Health Centre we would like to welcome two new GPs ; Dr Natalie Reid and Dr Rotimi Shonowo.  Both Dr Reid and Dr Shonowo will commence clinics fro...