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Gore Medical Centre Staff

Doctors | Nurses | Management | Reception

Our Doctors


Dr Glenys Weir

Dr Glenys Weir FRNZCGP

I grew up in Wellington and completed my medical degree at Otago University where I met my husband Jim. We returned to the family farm in Eastern Southland where I began working in General Practice at the Gore Medical Centre in 1981. I enjoyed the balance between farming, family life and general practice. In 1996 I became a partner in the Practice.
Having brought up our own family, our ongoing involvement in farming and the rural community has brought a worthwhile dimension to my role as a rural GP.
I have been a GP teacher with the College of GP’s vocational training program since 2005 and have been greatly encouraged by the calibre and capabilities of the GP trainees we have hosted. Our practice continues to have a long-term commitment to GP training for medical students, GP registrars and nursing students.
My journey in medicine in recent years has included looking beyond the biomedical with a more preventative holistic and integrated approach, including nutritional medicine. My other areas of medical interest include minor surgery and women’s health.


Dr Jochen Clemens

Dr Jochen Clemens FRNZCGP

I grew up in Germany and graduated in 1996. During my final year at Duesseldorf University I met my wife Freya. After qualifying we went to work in the UK where I worked in Cardiology, Neurosurgery and A& E before deciding to become a GP. I qualified as a GP in 2001 and worked as a GP principal in Yorkshire until we immigrated to NZ in October 2008. I have worked at the Gore Medical Centre since then and became a partner in the business in autumn of 2009. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a GP trainer for 5th year medical students and GP registrars.
I am keen on hunting and fishing and spend too much time doing these activities, according to my wife.

Dr Andrew Ure

Dr Andrew Ure FRNZCGP

I first worked at Gore Medical Centre in 2006 but recently returned to a more permanent role, becoming a partner at the Medical Centre in 2019.  I am a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.  I have worked as a doctor in various parts of New Zealand and also in Asia where I have been involved with doctor training.  I am married with 3 teenage children.  I enjoy travelling but also mountain-biking and tramping in the NZ outdoors.


Dr Debra Wilson

Dr Debra Wilson

I grew up locally at Mandeville on a sheep and beef farm. I completed my secondary schooling at Gore High and my medical degree through the University of Auckland. After graduating in 2009 I had 3 fantastic years at Southland Hospital. During this time I completed post graduate studies including Diploma in Child Health and Certificate in Women’s Health.
I worked during 2013 in general practice, completing the first year of GP training scheme. The supportive and cohesive working environment at Gore Medical Centre makes it an enjoyable place to work.
I am married to a dairy farmer and am currently working part time as I juggle parenting and working life.


Dr Rebecca Stewart

Dr Rebecca Stewart

I joined the Gore Medical Centre team as a General Practitioner in 2013 and enjoy the vibrant, busy environment.
I am currently working part time.

Dr Jeremy Maarschalk

Dr Jeremy Maarschalk

I joined Gore Medical Centre in late 2019 as a GP registrar. I have a surgical background, with over 5 years’ experience in various disciplines, primarily plastic and reconstructive surgery, but also orthopaedics, general surgery, and urology. As a GP, I have a specialist interest in minor surgery, and carry out a variety of procedures here at the practice. These include all local anaesthetic-amenable skin lesion excisions and reconstructions, minor hand surgery (including carpal tunnel decompressions and trigger finger procedures), joint injections and toenail procedures.

I live locally with my wife and 4 young children, and spend as much time as I can in the outdoors.


Our Nurses


Deborah Aynsley-Hunt – Registered Nurse

Deborah Aynsley-Hunt
NZRGON, Post Grad Cert in Health Science, Certified Smear Taker, Authorised Vaccinator & Cannulation Certified

I commenced employment at the Gore Medical Centre in 1988. My interests are all aspects of primary health care and long term conditions including diabetes, and respiratory. I am a WellSouth CPR instructor for Southland/Otago. I share the nurse team leader role.


Kerry Harrington – Registered Nurse

Kerry Harrington
NZRN, Bach Nursing, Certified Smear Taker, Authorised vaccinator

I have been part of the Gore Medical Centre Team since 1999. I enjoy working in general practice as I have the chance to interact with all ages. Special interests are in women’s health and sexual health. I share the role as Nurse Team Leader in acute assessments as well as standard appointments.


Keri McClelland – Registered Nurse

Keri McClelland
NZRN, Bach Nursing, Certified Smear Taker, Authorised vaccinator

I started working at Gore Medical Centre in March 2011. I enjoy all aspects of general practice especially working on projects that improve health.

Kath Simmers – Registered Nurse

Kath Simmers
NZRN, Dip Nursing, Certified Smear Taker, Authorised Vaccinator, Certified Spirometry

I have been working part time for the Gore Medical Centre since 1995. Due to my interests in respiratory and diabetes I run spirometry clinics once a month and assist with diabetes clinics. Working in general practice gives me the opportunity to get to know and work with patients and families.

Shona Davie – Registered Nurse
NZRN, Dip Nursing, IV & Cannulation Certified

I have worked at Gore Medical Centre since December 2005, initially on a casual basis as a relief nurse. Since 2006 I have worked in the Intravenous Clinic administering IV Vitamin C and minerals, chelation therapy and Aclasta. I now lead the clinic and enjoy working with a wide range of patients and many different conditions they are having treatment for.


Sandi Holden – Registered Nurse

Sandi Holden
NZRN, Bach Nursing, P.G Cert Health Science, Certified Smear Taker, Authorised Vaccinator

I joined the Gore Medical Centre in January 2014. My interests are in all areas of primary health care and the wide variety of health prevention, conditions and issues that practice nurse covers.

Hannah MacKay - Registered Nurse

Hannah MacKay – Registered Nurse

Hannah MacKay
NZRN. Bachelor of Nursing, PG Diploma in the Art and Science of Health care. Certified Smear taker. Authorised Vaccinator.

I joined the Gore Medical Centre in 2015 after a background of hospital nursing particularly in Rehabilitation and Older Person’s Health.

I have really enjoyed the change to Primary Care. I enjoy all aspects of Practice Nursing and hope to make patients feel welcome and comfortable during their visits with us.

I now share the position of Clinical Lead Nurse which I find challenging and rewarding.


Kaila Dinan – Registered Nurse

Kaila Dinan
NZRN, Bach Nursing

I recently joined the GMC team, as well as assisting Shona in the IVC clinic. The supportive and experienced team helps me continue to grow in this role.

Our Management


Julie van Lieshout – Financial Manager

Julie van Lieshout
Small Business Accounting 2006

I began employment at the Gore Medical Centre back in 1999 as part of the reception team and I have progressed to Financial Manager.
My role as Financial Manager is enjoyable and rewarding as it gives me the opportunity to use my accounting skills.
Another role which I have is IT Manager which at times is very challenging. Computers are great until they breakdown!!



Our Reception

Glenys Edwards Gore's Reception Team Leader

Glenys Edwards – Team Leader

Glenys Edwards
Team Leader

Reception Team

We have a great team of receptionists and administration staff who ensure that you are directed to the right services and who will assist you in making an appointment. Reception staff are as follows – Margaret Macgregor, Julie McGill-Brown, Haley Horrell ( Health Care Assistant),Sowmya Srimanthula (IT Specialist),Cristelle Blackler (Health Care Assistant), Eleanor Ashton, Katie Smith, Dawn Wyllie