Dr. Andrew Manning

General Practitioner

After proudly graduating from the University of Otago, I then spent four years here in Christchurch, in Rotorua and in London, working as a junior doctor in most branches of hospital medicine. I spent the largest amount of time in paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology – gaining a diploma in obstetrics. 

. I then returned to Canterbury, and began a year of formal general practice training, both here in Christchurch and in Akaroa, attaining a fellowship of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Finally, I completed a further eighteen months of locum general practice work, which combined city-based work with quite extensive time in rural Canterbury, often quite a long way from the support of a base hospital.

It was then time to look for my own practice, and I was fortunate enough to find this family medical centre in Papanui, where I’ve worked since 1995. The thing I most enjoy about general practice is the variety – specialising in just one aspect of medicine never appealed to me. When I turn up each morning, I never know what I’ll be dealing with that day, and that’s the attraction for me – it keeps the job fresh! I’ve met patients from all walks of life, shared their stories, and got to know their families; I’ve watched their babies grow into young people, and go on to have families of their own.

When I’m not at work, most patients know my overriding passion is music. I can’t sing or play a note, but I enjoy listening to those who can. I love discovering new bands, and going to gigs whenever I’m able. Up there with music is my love of travel. There’s very little of NZ I haven’t seen, but there are still many places overseas on my list just waiting for me to visit.


03 352 6152

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102 Main North Road, Papanui, Christchurch 8052, New Zealand