Good street medical has elected to practice from an attractive colonial cottage situated close to the town centre with plentiful on site parking.

The surgery is rather ‘tardis like’ with 2 large consulting rooms’ 3 treatment rooms, large reception/ waiting room and 2 administration rooms. There is a (disability) toilet.

Our patients have enjoyed continuity of care with the founding partners practising from Good Street for many decades.

The surgery is well equipped and Foundation accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Good Street Medical works as a team and realises the importance each member plays in ensuring the best possible health care delivery to our patients.

Our People


Dr Tony Ferris

Tony graduated from Otago Medical and has been a principal in General Practice for many years. He is committed to a high standard of family medicine. Tony is actively involved in undergraduate teaching, ensuring the next generation of doctors are able to experience first hand the enthusiasm and care that are hallmarks of his practice style. Recently Tony has become interested in practice based ultrasound and Good Street has a Point of Care Ultrasound facility

Dr Paul Wanty

Paul also graduated from Otago Medical School. For over 3 decades he has been practising empathic, patient orientated medicine from Good Street Medical. Paul is also involved with the training of medical students ensuring they are exposed to a cross section of medical practice. In his spare time Paul enjoys wood turning and carpentry/cabinet making.

Dr Robert De Boyer

Robert was born in the UK and graduated from Nottingham Medical school, before emigrating to New Zealand in 1992, becoming a NZ citizen in 1996. Holding both the specialist physician’s & general practitioner’s qualifications enabled Robert to work in both the UK hospital and general practitioner arenas ensuring a broad-based wealth of experience.

The practice nursing team is an essential part of Good Street medical. The nurses have many roles including triaging acute patients, being the team responsible for many of our health prevention activities (diabetic care, monitoring chronic diseases, being responsible for recall and immunisation programmes, leading our cervical screening programme) in addition to the usual practice nurse roles in dressings wounds etc.

Penny, Christina and Joy all happily take on these roles and are available by appointment to discuss your nursing care related needs.

Jo has been with the practice for many years and is responsible for behind the scenes activities that ensure the smooth running of the practice. Jo will be happy to discuss any administrative issues and is the first point of contact should you wish to offer any comments regarding your health care delivery

We are a patient orientated practice and always welcome comments. We strive to meet expectations, however if we fall short please tell us and we will try to remedy the issues.

Your first point of contact will be our friendly reception staff team. Diane and Kym are knowledgeable and approachable. They have a difficult job and juggling many appointment books is a challenge. They are entrusted to ensure a smooth flow of patients throughout the course of the day. They treat our patients with empathy and respect and we trust you will reciprocate this.

We always try to accommodate patients in a timely way. However, if you need to be seen urgently this may mean seeing the first available doctor and your ‘fit in’ appointment may be triaged by the nurse to ensure you receive the most appropriate care.