Dr Geir Bjornholdt LRCP,LRCS (Ireland) Dip. Obs FRNZCGP


Dr Bjornholdt qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

He has a wide variety of experience form hospitals and general practice from Canada, Norway and South Africa before arriving here with his physiotherapy wife Vasantha (who he met and married in Dublin) and their 2 children – in 1987.

They both worked at the Whangarei Hospital before establishing the Tui Medical Centre in April 1990.

Dr Bjornholdt has completed  a certificate in Sports medicine from Otago University and achieved a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Auckland University.

He has a certificate in skin cancer medicine and surgery . His special interest is in skin cancer surgery . He is contracted to the hospital for this work. 




Kylie grew up in Parua Bay. In her 5th year of medical training she lived in Dannevirke and worked at the Medical Centre there as part of the Rural Medicine Immersion Programme. It was during this year that Kylie decided she wanted to specialise as a General Practitioner. She graduated from Otago University in 2011, and moved back home to Whangarei to work at Whangarei Hospital as a House Officer before entering the GP training scheme. She received her Fellowship for the Royal NZ College of GPs in January 2017.

Dr Lily Liu

download[8367]Dr Liu , has recently moved up from Auckland where she has been working as a GP for some time after immigrating from China some years ago.

She speaks fluent Mandarin .




Lily works  4 days per week . 

Dr Richard Ellison

 Richard joined our practice in October 2018.

He is from the UK where he graduated from the University of Leicester in 2011. He worked at the Whangarei White Cross clinic for a year in 2013 before returning to the UK to complete his specialist training in General Practice. He graduated as a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK) in 2017.  

He is married to Dr Liz who is employed at Whangarei Hospital. In his spare time Richard enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including walking , scuba diving , paddle boarding and anything involving his Labrador .

Photo to follow.