Clinical Staff

General Practitioners

Doctor Tim Bolter – BSc, MBChB, Dip Sport and Exercise Medicine (Distinction), FRNZCGP

Tim BolterTim was born in Vancouver, Canada moving to Dunedin as a child.  He completed his education in Dunedin attending Otago Boys’ High School and Otago University, graduating from Otago Medical School in 2000 (same class as Dr. Craig Pelvin).  As a junior doctor he went on to work in Wellington, Gold Coast, Palmerston North and Christchurch before moving to the West Coast. He spent 11 years working in General Practice in Greymouth, completing his general practice training in 2007. Having thoroughly enjoyed growing up in Dunedin, Tim returned here in 2015 to share the same experience with his partner and three primary school aged children.

Tim enjoys all aspects of general practice and appreciates the privilege of working with people of all ages and backgrounds. With an interest in Sports Medicine he completed a Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine in 2015.

Outside of work he enjoys competitive long distance running and occupies his remaining spare time with a bit of DIY.

Doctor Marie Neylon – BSc (Hons), PhD, MBChB, FRNZCGP

Marie was born in Yorkshire, UK. She studied for a BSc (Hons) and a PhD at the University of Birmingham, UK. In 1994 she came to New Zealand with her husband and they enjoyed it so much that they stayed. Marie initially worked as a Research Fellow in the Physiology Department, Otago University. She then went on to study medicine at Otago University and graduated in 2001 in the class of Dr Pettigrew and Dr Nukada. She worked for a couple of years at Dunedin Hospital before pursuing a career in general practice. During these years, she had some time off to have two daughters.

Marie joined the team at Dunedin North Medical Centre in 2005. She completed her Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 2010.

When not at work Marie enjoys spending time with family and friends, running around after her children (!), tramping, gardening  and cooking.

Doctor Craig Pelvin – MBChB, Dip Paeds, FRNZCGP

Doctor Craig Pelvin

Craig went to Kaikorai Valley High School in Dunedin and graduated from the Otago Medical School in 2000. His junior doctor years were spent in New Plymouth. Back in Dunedin, he spent some time as a registrar at the Dunedin Hospital Emergency Department. He practiced as a rural GP in Wanaka for several years before returning to Dunedin.

In addition to his postgraduate general practice qualifications, he holds a Diplomas in Paediatrics and In Travel medicine. He is a International Health regulations registered vaccinator (Yellow Fever). Craig is a medical educator, involved in the teaching programme for GP registrars. He has previously been chairman of the Otago/Southland Faculty of the Royal NZ College of GP’s, and was a GP representative on the Well Dunedin PHO board.

Outside of work Craig enjoys tramping, orienteering, mountain biking, growing fruit and vegetables, and photography.


 Doctor Daniel Pettigrew – MBChB, DCH, MRNZCGP

Doctor Daniel PettigrewDaniel is Christchurch born but Dunedin bred and decided in 1996 to follow his father into the medical profession. Six years later he was still sure that he wanted to be a doctor but equally sure that he didn’t want to be a surgeon. After 4 years of experiencing various specialities throughout the hospital, most notably paediatrics and emergency medicine, he was certain that the only speciality that was going to enable him to practice a truly broad range of medicine, and include ample patient contact time and continuity, was general practice. Daniel loves the general practice environment, particularly the privilege of looking after the medical care of people over many years, and often several generations. Daniel completed the stage one general practice training programme in 2007, stage two of which he will complete this year in order to obtain his fellowship.

He has broadened interests even  further since training in general practice and has completed courses in skin cancer medicine/minor surgery as well as currently being partway through his Diploma in Sports Medicine. This last course of study has been prompted by him taking on the care of the Otago ITM Cup rugby team in 2009 (previously called the NPC). You may  see him on the field from time to time when Otago plays. Dan is a member of the clinical governance group For WellSouthPrimary Health Organisation.

When not at work he spends time with his family, with whom he enjoys cooking, music, gardening, travelling,  photography and the great outdoors. He is an active member of BATCH, a breakfast church which operates under the Highgate Presbytarian Church.

Doctor Sandra Webb – MBChB, FRNZCGP, M.Med (Sports Medicine), Dip Obst

Sandra WebbSandy was born in Singapore and spent her childhood in Malaysia, where her father worked in the tin mining industry. She came to New Zealand to attend school in Christchurch, studied medicine at Otago, and apart from a year as a house surgeon in Hastings, has been working in Dunedin ever since.

Since qualifying Sandy has worked mainly in general practice. She has also pursued other medical interests: delivering approximately 100 babies a year for 15 years, working five years as a Police Surgeon and eight years with sexual assault victims. She was team doctor for New Zealand at the Manchester Commonwealth Games, for the Black Ferns for five years, and the Highlanders for six years. She has also lectured in sports medicine, been a clinical tutor in obstetrics and gynaecology, and has been involved in teaching medical students from fourth year to registrar level. She continues to be involved in high performance sport, and  most recently with SCUBA diving.  She is also interested in travel medicine.

She has two adult sons pursuing careers in Auckland and New York. In her spare time she keeps fit with competitive Masters swimming, weight training and geocaching. She loves to  travel, and still has a list of countries that need to be explored!

Associate Doctors

Doctor Mark Bevin – BSc, MBChB, Dip Obst, FRNZCGP

Mark BevinMark has been in general practice in Dunedin North for over 30 years. He is known for his dubious sense of humour which is fortunately often forgiven by his patients, especially the elderly in which he has a special interest and fondness.

He has stayed with Dunedin North Medical Centre from its inception into its current vigorous and expanding form as a modern medical centre. As well as special interests in minor surgery, aged care, and care of chronic medical conditions, he particularly enjoys the privilege of providing long term medical care to families across several generations. He is a regular medical attendant at several rest homes in North Dunedin and has active roles in professional medical associations.

Mark has undertaken additional training in Australia and New Zealand on the diagnosis and surgical management of skin cancers, and this is a regular part of his general practice work.

For relaxation he enjoys music, gardening and watching his grandchildren learn about the world. Particular musical highlights have been passing his piano performance diploma (DipABRSM) at the age of 58, and his 60th birthday concert at Opoho Church featuring his three adult children and friends, along with his own contributions of Gershwin and Brahms.

Mark participates actively in Opoho Presbyterian Church life, and supports the Dunedin Night Shelter and other community groups.

Doctor Ami Nukada – BSc, MBChB, FRNZCGP

Dr Ami NukadaAmi was born in Japan but moved to sunny Dunedin while still in nappies and calls this place home. Having completed his education here, including time at Otago Boys High School and University of Otago Medical School, Ami graduated in 2001 (the same class as Dr Pettigrew and Dr Neylon). He spent his junior doctor years in Dunedin and Ireland, specialising in emergency medicine.

After coming to his senses, he changed to general practice in 2008 when he did training in rural general practice in Hokitika and Cromwell. Ami has been with the team at Dunedin North Medical Centre since the start of 2009 and has gradually become a more permanent fixture, now working as a permanent locum for Dr Bevin four sessions a week.

When he’s not at work, Ami is trying to ride his mountain bike or attempting various DIY projects at home (with varying levels of success), but spends most of his time as a dad.

Doctor Phillipa Dodds – MBChB, Dip Obst, Dip Paeds, FRNZCGP

Phillipa is a New Zealand born General Practitioner, trained at Auckland University. Extended family connections and a love of tramping frequently bought her south through her student years. Following general practice locum work in Auckland, Christchurch and Kurow, she settled in Dunedin in 2007.

Phillipa enjoys the challenge and variety in general practice, meeting individuals and families, building relationships, and supporting people through their health journeys.

When not at work she enjoys time with her husband and two sons, supporting their sporting activities. She does Pilates and enjoys beach walks with her two dogs, gardening and home renovations.

 Practice Nurses

Theresa Hurring (Lead Nurse), Karen Dodds, Martina Kelly, Niki Worth, Pauline Mumm

Our nurses Theresa, Karen, Martina, Niki and Pauline are an important part of the team at Dunedin North Medical Centre. With a great wealth of knowledge and experience between them they provide invaluable support to our doctors and patients. They work on an appointment schedule like our doctors and can also be contacted by phone.

Administration Staff

Ali Barbara – Practice Manager

Ali has worked at Dunedin North Medical Centre as the Practice Manager since 2005. Before joining our team Ali worked as a police officer, motelier and an aviation security officer. Ali thrives on the challenges of being practice manager in a busy medical centre and keeping everything running smoothly.

Ali  completed a Diploma in Business Administration from the Manukau Institute of Technology in December 2011 after 5 years of distance study. Ali also has an interest in helping other practice managers being now her eleventh term as Chair of the Otago Practice Managers and Administrators Association (PMAANZ).

Outside of work Ali  enjoys the fun and challenge of running the hills and trails around the city as she trains for ultra trail marathon races around the country. Catching up with grandchildren is also a priority but not so easy when they live elsewhere.

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Litia Buller,  Maxine Makoare, Clare Roxburgh, Evey Allen, Russell Hurring –  Receptionists

Our reception team of  Litia,  Maxine, Clare, Evey and Russell are the friendly voices you hear on the phone and the first people you meet when visiting Dunedin North Medical Centre. Their focus is on making Dunedin North Medical Centre a friendly and welcoming place and assisting you in accessing the services you need.

Russell Hurring – Administrator

When not helping in the reception team Russell can be found ‘out the back’ working on the many administrative tasks that are necessary in a busy practice.