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Korowai Aroha Health Centre - GP Clinic

Primary Healthcare Service, Kaupapa Māori


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled patients only

This practice provides COVID-19 testing to enrolled patients only. Please call the practice for more information.


Service delivery during COVID-19

Alert Level Service Delivery
Level 4

We are still operating our GP clinic, just in a very different way.  Most of our consults are now being conducted over the telephone, although anyone who needs to be seen face to face is decided by the doctors themselves during the telephone consultation. 

Prescriptions are still being completed as normal, just need to phone in the request, although all prescriptions are then collected from the pharmacy. 

We are frantically vaccinating all our over 65s with the flu shots. All this population are eligible for free flu vaccines. We are also providing flu vaccinations to all those who have respiratory, diabetes, or heart conditions and anyone who has had or currently has cancer.  We are providing a “drive through” service on site at the Korowai Aroha Health Clinic and going to homes to vaccinate those who are unable or possibly anxious about leaving their “safe bubble”.

Our telephones are still operating, although some of our teams have been stood down they are:

  • The mirimiri team
  • The Tāne Takitu Ake team (although they are still contacting any new referrals and remaining in contact with previous participants)
  • The kura nurses – although Grace is assisting with the flu vaccinations

All the other services are operating by telephone and with limited face to face contact during this lockdown period, they are:

  • Respiratory team
  • Diabetes team
  • Te Arawa Whānau Ora Paearahi (Richard Rautjoki and Lorraine Hall can be contacted on their phones)

Contact Hariata Vercoe if anyone has any patai – 022 3709129.

Level 3 Operating as above
Level 2

All services are operating but access is restricted subject to all visitors being screened for Covid symptoms at the front entrance, completing tracing and sanitising.

Where possible, consultations are being completed virtually, either by phone or via the internet. Masks are encouraged to be worn at all times.

Level 1 As Above

Korowai Aroha is a kaupapa Māori Health Service and this shapes who we are, how we treat each other and most importantly, how we treat our patients and whānau.

This page describes our GP Clinic; for information about our community health services please click here



Our team is made up of 4 GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:

Practice Manager: Jo Marino

Nursing Staff: Taawhi Morarji, Sean Scott, Aleisha Thompson, Catherine Mear & Rose Whetu-Boldarin.

Receptionists: Anthea Bryant, Aroha Pomare, Doreen Te Kaawa, Justine Gloyne & Fuschia Tipiwai.


Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

After Hours and on Public Holidays: Lakes Primecare Rotorua

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 28 Dec. Open 29 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 4 Jan. Open 5 Jan — 7 Jan.

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Lakes PrimeCare - Accident & Urgent Medical Care Centre.

Covid testing hours - for GP practices, if hours differ to standard hours

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

By appointment only 

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 28 Dec. Open 29 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 4 Jan. Open 5 Jan — 7 Jan.

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1292 Hinemoa Street
Bay Of Plenty 3010

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1292 Hinemoa Street
Bay Of Plenty 3010

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1292 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua 3010

This page was last updated at 4:44PM on December 7, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Korowai Aroha Health Centre - GP Clinic.