Kaikohe branch

From small beginnings Broadway Health Kaikohe has branched out to Okaihau, Waipapa, Kaeo and Kaitaia.
The largest of all the four branches in both patient and staff numbers.
Kaikohe, also known as “the hub of the north”, is situated a half hour from the Hokianga, Moerewa,
Kerikeri and the Bay of Islands.


We are committed to providing accessible, high quality and cost-effective health services. Our
teams are dedicated to caring for the communities they live in.
In response to public demand and the high volume of calls that were experienced at all locations
Broadway Health Kaikohe opened a call centre. Calls for all four of our branches are now centralised
in Kaikohe. Our call centre team work very hard to ensure all calls are dealt with in an appropriate
and timely manner.

Kaikohe is a very busy GP clinic, that also offers the following services to our patients:

  • Chronic Care (for those with chronic health conditions such as diabetes). We also have a diabetes educator who visits patients in their homes.

  • Nurse Clinic

  • Before School Checks

  • Spirometry

  • Ear Suctioning

  • Cervical Screening

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Northland Path Lab operates in our annexe situated next door to our main building. It operates from 8am- 2pm. No appointments are necessary.


As well as our own services we also offer visiting specialist clinics – most of them on a weekly/fortnightly basis – these are:

  • Podiatry

  • Hand Therapy

  • Paediatric

  • Orthopaedic Specialist

  • Counsellors

  • Sport Northland (Green Prescription)

  • Hearing Therapy


Mobile Ear Caravan: Most Tuesdays the mobile ear caravan parks in our front carpark. They see all children especially pre-schoolers. Services include glue ear assessment, treatment for discharging ears, grommet checks, wax and foreign body removal.
Mobile Surgical Unit: visits are monthly and then bi-monthly as the year progresses. They perform dental and grommet surgery for children in and around the Kaikohe area.

Breast Screen Aotearoa : the mobile unit parks in our front carpark 2-3 times per year.

Our Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am-5.30pm


Saturday Emergency Clinic: 9am to 12.30pm


After Hours emergency medical services are provided by the Bay Of Islands After Hours Service.

36 Lower Broadway , Kaikohe, 0405

PO Box 256, Kaikohe, 0405


Telephone: 09-4011556

Fax:          09-4012473

Kaikohe Doctors
Dr. Taco Kistemaker

The initial plan was to arrive in New Zealand, work and explore this beautiful country for three years, then returning home to Holland. However, the clinical challenges of working in the far north matched with the amazing life style and warm, welcoming communities that accepted us made it impossible to leave. More than a decade later and three amazing children, both Simone and I realize what a privilege it is to work here. I am truly humbled to call Northland our home, to work with and for the amazing people in our community and I look forward to a bright health future.

Dr. Justine Woodcock

I moved from the UK 8 years ago and have been a GP for 20+ years, I have a special interest in Women’s health and very much enjoy living and working in rural Northland! I am involved with teaching GP registrars and medical students which I also find very rewarding. My hobbies include horse-riding, scuba diving and travel.

Dr. Joshua Van Leeuwen
(MSc Medicine, Msc Healthcare Management)

I became a doctor in 2003 in the Netherlands, and worked as an Army medical officer for nearly 10 years. I went on a mission to Afghanistan in 2007 and started my GP-training in 2011 through the Army. After leaving the Army in 2013 worked a period as a locum in the Netherlands. In May 2014 came for a 2 year “adventure” to Northland but after 2 months decided to stay indefinite. No regrets since and still loving the work and life here in Northland with my wife Monique and our 2 children Geoffrey and Gwendolyn.

Dr. Shane Cross

Married with four adult children.

I have an interest in the management of patients with Chronic Illness in particular Asthma and within the practice with others led the development of the Star Program a chronic management disease program using the full practice team and engaging other health professionals outside the practice both in the Primary and Secondary services. 

Dr. Georgia Kenny
(MBCHB, Post-Grad Cert. in Women’s Health)

I was born and raised in the South Waikato and then went to Auckland University to study Medicine.  I previously worked as a junior doctor in Waikato and Taranaki hospital.  My professional interests are in women’s health, sexual health and skin problems.  In my spare time I enjoy hiking, yoga, spending time with friends and of course my husband Sam and our pet goat Cece.

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Dr. Ali Shahin


 I studied medicine in Germany and relocated to the USA for my medical residency in 2007.  I am Board-certified in Family and Sports Medicine and practiced as a GP in Nevada for 10 years.  I enjoy hiking, reading, listening to music, and spending time with my family. My wife and I are excited to live & work in beautiful New Zealand!

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Dr. Ben Arnold


My wife and I have relocated to Aotearoa for a rewarding challenge in Northland.  We are here with our 3 young children, happy yellow Labrador and cats.  I consider myself a true generalist and enjoy all aspects of primary care.  I particularly enjoy general medicine, ophthalmology (eye health) and musculoskeletal problems.  Outside of work, I enjoy walking and paddle boarding with my Whanau and like to play cricket when time allows!

Dr. John Robinson
(MBChB (Sheffield), MRCGP (UK), FRCNZGP)

I qualified in 1986 . I was a Medical Officer in the Royal Navy for 8 years (3 years with the Royal Marines). I  then worked in Devon (England ) as a GP for 7 years  - moving to New Zealand in 2002 with my wife Angela and 2 daughters  -  Louise & Abbi. I have a particular interest in Skin Cancer. My hobbies include salt water fly fishing.

Kathy Menary (NP)

I work as a Nurse Practitioner. NPs are Registered Nurses with advanced education and experience. NPs can deliver a large proportion of the services a person needs in terms of minor, acute illness and long-term conditions and includes things that traditionally have been performed by other health professionals, such as prescribing medicines and ordering diagnostic tests. I have been authorised to practise in an expanded nursing role by the Nursing Council of NZ such as prescribing medicines and ordering diagnostic tests. I practise both independently and in collaboration with my colleagues at Broadway Health to promote health and prevent disease, and to diagnose, assess and manage people’s health needs.

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Dr. Catherine Forshaw

Kia Ora! I am a UK GP and have moved to Kerikeri with my GP husband, 3 young kids, labrador and far too many cats!  We came to live an outdoorsy lifestyle and embrace a different culture - I really want our kids to experience everything Aotearoa offers.  I love being active, especially running silly distances in training for a marathon - and anything related to the sea.  I am really excited to be here, experience your wonderful country and help you, your whanau and community.  Special interests:  Lifestyle Medicine (looking at your diet/exercise/stress to improve your health) and improving Processes and Services (Quality Improvement).