The Network is the only nation-wide membership organisation representing the interests of rural general practice. As a member of the Network you receive a range of benefits and support.


The Network focuses its advocacy on our vision of healthy rural communities. The Network Board and Staff are committed to listening, questioning, analysing and responding to the issues that impact on the health and wellbeing of rural general practice, rural hospitals and most importantly, rural communities.


Our NZLocums team recruit both short-term locums and long-term GPs and Nurse Practitioners for rural practices through our contract with the Ministry of Health.

National Rural Health Conference

Discounted registration to the Network’s annual Rural Health Conference.

Regular Communications

Monthly newsletters and regular news and updates from the Network and NZLocums.


A range of member discounts available through our App.


We celebrate our rural health professionals through a number of annual awards:

Peter Snow Memorial Award