Getting in touch

Practice hours are 
Monday - Friday
8am until 5.30pm

Phone: (04) 939 9393

Fax: (04) 939 9390


75 Ottawa Road
Wellington 6035





Our Team

Dr Denis Delany

Dr-Denis-DelanyAn old boy of Ngaio's Plunket and kindergarten, cub scouts, scouts, tennis and Onslow soccer and rugby, Denis grew up on the same street on which he now works. He has been in practice at Ngaio since 1983. Prior to that he worked in England mainly in the field of Obstetrics. For over two years he was the sole remaining general practitioner in Wellington delivering babies. In 1983 there were over 100 general practitioners overseeing births. Dr Delany believes that the cessation of this service which had lasted around 170 years is a tragedy for Wellington women. He and his wife have three daughters and twin boys.

Dr Carla Rockel

I joined Ngaio Medical Centre in 2014 and am available Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. I enjoy the variety of general practice and have interests in travel medicine and the health of young people. When not working I might be found walking Wellington's hills, a great cardiovascular workout for all.


Dr Joelon Hays

Dr-Joelon-HaysI grew up in North Queensland and then Whakatane. After attending Otago Medical School and graduating in 1998, I initially worked at Dunedin Hospital but then had a stint overseas working in Cheltenham and then Canterbury in the UK. I returned to New Zealand in 2004 and completed my initial GP training in 2005 and attained fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of GPs in 2008. I consider myself a generalist - I enjoy all aspects of the job equally!! When I'm not at work I am usually chasing around after my young family or trying to keep the garden at a manageable level.


Dr Ramani Thiruchelvam

Ramani Thiruchelvam joined the Ngaio Medical Centre in January 2015. Her usual surgery days are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday.


Dr Judith Ann Laing

Dr-Judith-LangJudith has been a general practitioner for about 23 years, graduating from Glasgow University (Scotland) in 1985. She finished her GP training in 1991. Along the way she obtained a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Membership of the Royal College of General Practice. In the few years before she left the UK she was involved with training undergraduate medical students. Since completing her training she has worked as a part-time GP. Now on a Tuesday and Thursday each week she works at Ngaio Medical Centre during school hours to fit with the demands of school. Judith and her husband (Joe) moved to New Zealand with their three children in January 2004.  She states that they have really enjoyed their years in New Zealand and are looking forward to many more, especially in Wellington. 'It's a wonderful place to live, and we are so happy to have made the move. For myself I love my job - the variety, the surgery and of course the people. In my spare time (!!!) I enjoy walking, cooking, reading and gardening.'


Andrea Fowler (practice nurse)

Andrea-FowlerAndrea has been in the practice for 15 years. Educated in Wellington, she has lived in Ngaio for many years with her husband Mark and two adult children. She has previous experience working in California and at Wellington Hospital, mainly in orthopaedics and oncology. She hopes to return to the professional tennis circuit.


Brigid Blundell (practice nurse)

Brigid grew up on a Rangitikei beef and sheep farm and then went to Wellington for her secondary education. She qualified as a nurse in Wellington, and her work experience includes four years in London. After returning to New Zealand she worked in Wellington Hospital and Wakefield Hospital. She is married and has three adult sons. She has been a practice nurse at Ngaio Medical Centre for eight years and she says she gets great satisfaction from the diversity of people and work.


Isobel Gordon (practice nurse)



Liz Owen (practice nurse)




Jo Ferner (receptionist)

Jo has come to the Ngaio Medical Centre after eight years at a central city medical practice.


Lucy Hollister

Practice Manager

Lucy-HollisterIn our highly bureaucratic health environment a large amount of organisational input is required. Lucy, who prefers being referred to as ‘The PM', is the staff member who keeps the machinery of the practice running although she feels that most of her time is spent ‘endeavouring to keep the crew under control'. Lucy, with the wonderful East England accent, enjoys tramping and swimming but her new found passion involves ‘much high speed action on a dance floor'. All other staff treat Lucy with absolute respect and deference.


Michelle Vincent B. Mid. RM.


michelle_smallMichelle writes 'I have been an Independent Midwife in Wellington for five years now and worked a s hospital midwife after my second daughter was born in 2005. For the last three years I have run my antenatal clinics from Ngaio Medical Centre. I work closely with another experienced midwife who backs me up when I take a rare holiday. I deliver about 80 babies every year and offer a full range of care including antenatal, labour and postnatal care. As a lead maternity Carer (LMC), I organise ultrasound scans, blood tests, antenatal classes, birth plans, information packs and postnatal bounty packs for my clients as well as arranging contacts with support groups, plunket and referring to medical care if required. Most of my clients are referred from the doctors at the Ngaio Medical Centre - and a lot are coming back for baby number two ... and three ... and four'.


Robyn Curtis

Clinical Pyschologist

robynRobyn Curtis, a Registered Clinical Psychologist has commenced working at the Ngaio Medical Centre.  She has over 20 years experience in private practice.  After completing her Clinical Diploma in 1990 she spent 5 years in Mental Health Services in Christchurch and Wellington.  Since 1991 she has been in part time private practice. Robyn provides clinical psychological services for depression and anxiety, relationship problems, post traumatic stress disorder, work related problems, anger issues, adolescent issues, stress management/emotional crises, bereavment/grief issues, self development and clinical supervision.

Robyn can be contacted : Tel: 4795182  Mob: 0273122588. email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Tim Halpine

Doctor of Podiatry


Dr Tim Halpine has been established in his Wellington and Ngaio Podiatry practices, Active Feet Podiaty for more than 20 years. He has been given advanced training in California, where he received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine. His patients range from athletes to children and geriatrics. He has a particular interest in helping children who suffer from heel and leg pain, allowing them to return to sport is a very rewarding process. He treats a wide variety of problems including: Arch and Heel pain, Knee pain and Shin splints, Achilles Tendonitis, Ingrown and Fungal nail conditions, Bunions, Corns, Callouses, Verrucae and Diabetic footcare. More details regarding these conditions may be found on his website:

Appointments may be made on 04 473 8696. Dr Halpine attends a clinic at Ngaio Medical Centre each Friday afternoon from 2 pm till 5pm. He has a Saturday morning clinic at Ngaio once a month. The remainder of the week Dr Halpine may be seen at his rooms in the central city at Level 2, 85 The Terrace Wellington. 

Active Feet Podiatry
Level 2, 85 The Terrace Wellington 6011
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64 4 473 8696