Mahara Health

Welcome to Mahara Health

We're an independent medical centre in the heart of Waikanae town centre. Our small friendly medical practice provides a range of services from a caring and experienced team.
Call us on 04 908 1000

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Phone: 04 908 1000

Fax: 04 293 7723

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Mahara House,

3 Ngaio Road,


New Zealand

Our Location

Open Monday–Friday – 8am–5:30pm

Weekends & Public Holidays: Closed

Location & Hours

After Hours

In an EMERGENCY dial 111


After-hours assistance:     Ph: 04 908 1000

Your call will be triaged by a nurse who will assess and advise of
what to do:

  • Option 1:
    Patients Under 14 and those with an accident phone
    Team Medical on 04 297 3000. Please ring first. 
    Coastlands Mall, State Highway 1, Paraparaumu 5032

  • Option 2:
    Kenepuru accident and emergency, Porirua 04 9182300

  • Option 3 :
    Palmerston North A&E or City Doctors  06 3553300,
    22 Victoria Street Palmerston North

  • Option 4:   Ambulance 111


Meet The Team


Dr Rex Faulknor

Rex graduated from Otago Medical School in 1974 and worked in Lower Hutt and Wellington for more than 30 years. For 27 years he was a medical officer at the 90-bed Woburn Presbyterian Hospital and Home. In 1985 Dr Faulknor was appointed to the position of Medical Assessor for the Health and Disability Commissioner and worked there for three years.

For Rex the “big one” was obstetrics. Dr Faulknor was delivering 80-100 babies a year, until the year 2000. Fellow GP Mike Short and Dr Faulknor started up a vasectomy service for Family Planning in Lower Hutt.

 Dr Faulknor is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and specialises in Occupational Health, Care of the Elderly, Diabetes, Family Medicine.
Dr Faulknor is a teacher in the Family Medicine Training Programme. Since 2007 Rex has been involved at Waikanae Health and Otaki Medical.

Dr Kirsty Lennon

Dr Kirsty Lennon

Dr Kirsty Lennon, trained at Glasgow University and has been a general practitioner for 20 years. She came to
New Zealand 7 years ago and has been working on the Kapiti Coast. Kirsty has an interest in women's health, family planning and in clinical leadership. She is working part-time as a locum within the practice while working around her commitment to the " Health Care Home" development within general practice.

Dr Roger Jubert Rosich

Dr Roger

Jubert Rosich

Dr Roger Jubert Rosich graduated from the University of Barcelona in 1998 and completed his vocational training for Family and Community Medicine in Spain in 2004. He received a Postgraduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology from Cardiff University in 2008.

From 2001 until 2005 he worked in the Emergency Department at Josep Trueta Hospital in Girona, Spain and in several rural practices in north Girona.

On moving to the UK in 2005 Roger worked in several Practices in Yorkshire County, including out of hours, Asylum Seekers, and HM Prison Doncaster. 

In 2009 Roger arrived in New Zealand and started working as a locum before settling down on the Kapiti Coast.

He is a keen windsurfer and sailor and is married with 2 multilingual little boys.

Roger has a special interest in Diabetes, Skin Disorders and Minor Surgery.


Dr Anne Solomon

Anne studied philosophy at Cambridge University and then violin at The Guildhall School of Music. She was a professional violinist for ten years before retraining as a doctor at University College London. As a GP she spent a wonderful year in Kapiti in 2009 and was determined to return one day. After a further ten years in London general practice she made it back here with her family at the height of covid against all the odds! She has a special interest in learning disabilities but aside from that is a committed generalist. She is a busy mum of three teenagers and enjoys music, reading, writing and the great outdoors.


Dr Irene Forsyth

Dr Tahra Reynolds graduated from Birmingham University in 1995. She gained a wealth of experience in the UK working in a variety of hospital specialties for a few years before coming a General Practitioner in 2001. Having worked both in urban inner city practices and semi rural areas she has enjoyed the diversity of General Practice.

An interest in travel and outdoors led Tahra, her husband, and daughter to NZ in 2007. They have lived on the beautiful Kapiti Coast since 2007, becoming a family of four in 2010.

She has spent the past 14 years as a GP mostly working in Kapiti enjoying being part of the community. I really enjoy getting to know my patients and helping to guide them through their health journeys.

I enjoy all aspects of general Practice but have particular interests in women's health, family planning, general medicine and care of the elderly.

At weekends Tahra enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, walking, biking, skiing and exploring the great NZ outdoors.

Michelle Ingham

Michelle Ingham

I have been working in the health industry for the past 20 years. My role has been as a Practice Manager previously in the Horowhenua region and now to the Kapiti Coast. I still live in the Horowhenua with my husband, John, and our dogs.  I have two wonderful children and one grandchild.

My job is to make sure that the practice runs smoothly,  this includes Health & Safety, repairs, rosters, etc  and looking after our small but awesome team that provides such great care to patients of Mahara Health


Prue Woodard

Prue registered as a nurse in the late 1970s. After training as a midwife and serving in the Army, she married and had three sons.
Prue has been a Practice Nurse for many years in a variety of settings and is now enjoying being at Mahara Health.



Katie graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing in 2014 and has continued with post graduate study to gain her PG certificate in Nursing Science. She is now working towards her PG diploma in the same area.

Katie's nursing background started in surgical nursing but for the last 3 years has been working at Kapiti Youth Support.

Originally from the Wairarapa, Katie moved to the Kapiti Coast a few years ago with her husband for work.

Having recently returned to work from maternity leave she is looking forward to seeing patients of all ages. Katie also works at HVDHB on the casual pool and enjoys the variety in both practice and hospital nursing.



Jo registered as a nurse in 2012 having trained at Massey University in Palmerston North.

Starting her career at Newtown Union Health, a diverse practice, she completed a new graduate programme and has worked in general practice for the past eight years.

Jo is passionate about her role and has an interest in women's health and teaching nursing students.

Joining the practice in November 2020, Jo is enjoying being part of a dynamic team and living on the Kapiti Coast.


Nicola McGuigan

I have enjoyed working in customer service roles all of my working life.  For the past 7 years in the Health Industry as a Medical Receptionist.Having previously lived in Lower Hutt my husband, and I decided to make the move to the Kapiti Coast two years ago, along with our three young daughters.I enjoy the variety my role in the practice offers, and look forward to greeting, and being able to assist all of our patients.


Jill Delich

Our Receptionist Jill’s working life has been shared between a long career nursing in both public and private practice, together with a passion for food and hospitality as a previous café owner.After 30 years living and working in Wellington city she is delighted to now be residing at Waikanae Beach with her husband Jamie. When away from Mahara Health, Jill spends time with her two grown up daughters and grandchildren, or pursuing her interests in harakeke (flax) weaving, walking and food.



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Enrolment & Fees

To register call us on 04 908 1000, download the enrolment or call in person at Mahara House with one form of ID.

Our charges as of August 2021:

Medical & ACC Consultations with Doctor

Under 14.......................Free

14-17 (with CSC).......... $13

14-17............................. $46

18 & over (with CSC)....$19.50

18-24 .............................$52

25-65 ...........................  $57

Over 65 ........................ $53

Casual Patient add.......$25

Please note: Whether a clinical session is
via phone, video or face to face there is still
a consultation charge for the patient.


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