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Meet Our People

Here's where you can find out more about our highly qualified doctors, as well as put a name to the faces of our caring and experienced nurses, healthcare assistants and reception/admin team.

Our Doctors

Dr Heather Burling

MBChB, Dip Obst, FRNZCGP

Educated in Wanganui and graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1987. Heather has been at Dee Street since 1991. Special interests include Women’s Health, including IUCD insertions and Children’s Health. She is married with two adult sons, Scott and Peter.

Dr John Aiken

MBChB, Dip Obst, FRNZCGP

Born in Taumarunui and graduated 1984. John has been at Dee Street since 1988.
His special interests include Diving Medicine and Sports Medicine, Minor Surgery, Vasectomies and Occupational Medicine.

He is married with 3 daughters.
John is keen on the outdoors especially sailing and skiing.

Dr Harry Faulls

MBChB, PGDipPH, BMS(Hons), CA

Dr Harry Faulls recently moved from Taupo to join Dee St.

He graduated from The University of Auckland in 2013. Harry enjoys all aspects of general practice and has an interest in men’s health, musculoskeletal/injuries, paediatrics, ear, nose and throat conditions, and minor skin cancer surgery.

He enjoys outdoor activities and sports with his partner Lou and their 5 kids.

Dr Sarah Oberer

BSc, MBChB, FRNZCGP

Sarah went to Medical School in Otago and graduated in 2012. She Spent her house surgeon years at Tauranga Hospital and began working as a GP in 2015. She joined Dee Street in June 2016.

Before Medical School, Sarah was a NZ athletics representative in the 100m and Long Jump. She has a keen interest in sports medicine, adolescent health and women’s health. She keeps busy outside of work looking after her 2 young children and when there is time she loves to surf, run and wakeboard.

Dr Lara Cunneen

PGCertHealth Sciences (Otago), MBChB, FRNZCGP

Lara grew up in Christchurch. She considers herself fortunate to have had a couple of major careers that have meant she has worked in many places within NZ and overseas. 

She was an Emergency Nurse prior to attending and graduating from Medical School in Otago. She loves being a doctor and has worked largely in Auckland in General Medicine, Cardiology, Women’s and Sexual health, and now in General Practice.

Her medical interests include: Women’s/ Children’s health, Sexual Health and the complexities of chronic condition management. She is confident with IUCD/Jadelle insertions.

She has recently attained her Fellowship in General Practice and cannot wait to settle into Dee St and Mount Maunganui itself and explore with her partner, and family. When she has spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, reading and watching a good movie. 

Dr Rose Kilburn

MBChB, PGDipOMG, DCH, FRNZCGP

Rose grew up in Mount Maunganui and is really enjoying working in her hometown. She studied at the University of Otago, graduating in 2013.

Rose attained Fellowship in General Practice in 2020. Her special interests include women’s health and paediatrics. Rose is married with two young girls. 

Dr Matilda Lawrence

MBChB, FRNZCGP

Matilda grew up in Wales and graduated from Bristol University Medical School in 2009, Matilda joined the team in September 2014.

She is passionate about health promotion and enjoys working with patients to manage both their presenting issues and improving their overall wellbeing.

Matilda enjoys the outdoors. She competes in triathlon, running and mountain biking events.

Dr Daniel McIntosh

Daniel, a Tauranga local, attended Otumoetai College before studying accounting and working as an auditor in Auckland. He then studied Medicine and graduated at Auckland University.

His medical interest include Paediatrics, Respiratory Medicine and Minor surgery.

Daniel is married to Kylie, they have two sons and a daughter.

Nursing & Health Team

Emma

Head Nurse

Anne

Stef

Edyn

Patrice

Narz

Chris

Joc

Anna

Jesse

Brooke

Healthcare Assistant

Lauren

Healthcare Assistant

Waimaria

Health Improvement Practitioner

Elena

Health Coach

Reception & Admin Team

Cheryl

Practice Manager

Steph

Lead Administrator

Julie

Heather

Nicky

Noelle

Maree

Lindsay