- Our Team


Dr Gerard Fairhall

Dr Gerard Fairhall – Doctor

I commenced practice in Kaiapoi in 1981. In 2004 I joined with Dr Bill Page to form Kaiapoi Family Doctors. We rebuilt the new health centre in 2012.

I am interested in all aspects of family medicine delivered in a caring and friendly environment.


I have two adult children and 2 grandchildren. Outside of the practice I enjoy spending time in my garden and cycling in the summer months.


Dr Graham Wesley

Dr Graham Wesley – Doctor

MBChB (Otago 1997), Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Otago), Diploma in Sports Medicine (Otago), Fellow of Royal NZ College of GPs.


I started with Kaiapoi Family Doctors in September 2016. Prior to then I was a GP and member of the NZ Army working as a medical officer.

I have 3 school-age children and an interest in skiing and jogging.

Dr Jonathan Ussher

Dr Jonathan Ussher – Doctor

MBChB, Otago 2013. Diploma in Child Health, Otago. Currently completing the Royal NZ College of GPs Fellowship training. I shifted back to Christchurch at the end of 2018 having spent the last 5 years working in Northland and Manawatu.

I enjoy tennis, surfing, travelling and am looking forward to getting to know the Kaiapoi community.



Rebecca – Lead Practice Nurse

North Canterbury has been my home since I arrived in New Zealand as a young international student in 2000. I worked as an acupuncturist, St John ambulance officer and practice nurse prior to joining Kaiapoi Family Doctors.


I find practice nursing challenging and rewarding, and love the "culture" at Kaiapoi Family Doctors. I am an authorized smear taker and vaccinator. My particular interest is to empower patients to take ownership of their own health.


Jenny – Practice Nurse

Raised on a farm in North Canterbury, I completed my nursing training in Christchurch. I have travelled extensively and worked overseas. I live locally with 2 children and work part time.


I enjoy the holistic nature of practice nursing. I provide B4 School Checks, am a smear taker and authorised vaccinator.


Julie – Practice Nurse

I trained in the UK as a nurse and qualified in 2008. My background in nursing is community and practice nursing. I really enjoy the variety of general practice and like getting to know my patients. I joined the team at Kaiapoi Family Doctors in September 2016. I am an authorised smear taker and vaccinator.

I came to live in New Zealand in 2014 to be nearer my sister who has lived here for over 30 years. I have two teenage children and they have settled in well to the New Zealand way of life.

In my spare time I like to keep fit by attending the local gym, walking and by playing golf. I am an avid book reader and also try my best at playing Bridge (not an easy task!).



Raised in North Canterbury, I completed my nursing training in 2014 have worked as a practice nurse in the Kaiapoi area since this. I currently work part-time in the Community Infusion room at Kaiapoi Family Doctors. I am also a certified smear taker and authorised vaccinator.

I have two young children and enjoy cooking and relaxing at home.

I am very passionate about practice nursing and enjoy providing continuity of care.

Administration Team


Nerita – Receptionist

I had the pleasure of joining Kaiapoi Family Doctors in December 2017, on Jill's retirement. I grew up in Kaiapoi and feel it is a great place to live and work.

My passion is helping others, and providing a warm, caring environment.

Outside of work I enjoy gardening and spending time with family and friends.


Maureen – Administration Manager

I am very happy to have joined the caring team at Kaiapoi Family Doctors in Feb 2017.

I live in the Kaiapoi area and enjoy spending time with my adult family, grandchildren and friends.


Paula – receptionist

I joined Kaiapoi Family Doctors in January 2020.

I enjoy meeting new people and working within customer service.

Outside of work I like gardening reading and travelling.



Heather works on Mondays and Wednesdays as receptionist at the front desk.