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Deepshika Munshi


Deepshika has been working at Petone Medical Centre since September 2014. She really enjoys the diverse cultural atmosphere of Petone.

She has had a background of working in paediatrics while in India and  the UK before coming to New Zealand where she joined the General Practice Programme. She is aiming to gain new skills especially in the field of skin cancer diagnosis and eventually in Family Planning medicine.

Jaya Sukumaran


Jaya has been working since 2007 in general practices within the Wellington region, attaining a Fellowship in General Practice in 2011. She enjoys working collaboratively with patients from diverse backgrounds, especially in the management and prevention of chronic conditions. Through years of hospital training, Jaya has become skilled in minor surgery, and joint injections.  Alongside this, she is also experienced in travel medicine, and looks forward to further expand her knowledge and training for the care of her patients.

Istvan Gyori


Istvan joined Petone Medical Centre in October 2021. Prior to that, he had worked as an Internal Medicine Physician. Before coming to New Zealand, he worked in general practice in the Republic of Ireland and Hungary. After gaining broad experience in general practice in Europe, he relocated with his family to New Zealand in January 2013. He has vast experience in providing medical care for patients from diverse backgrounds. He enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, general practice, and health education. He enjoys working with patients in a multi-cultural environment.

Practice Nurses

Catherine Ravenhall

Practice Nurse Manager

Catherine has been working part-time at Petone Medical Centre since 2007. She is responsible for overseeing the mammogram screening, annual diabetes reviews and retinal screening.

Outside of work she volunteers as a refugee English tutor and listening to children reading at a local school. She is married with four children, is a keen gardener and enjoys dancing and watching cricket.

Melissa Gane

Nurse Prescriber

Melissa had been nursing in the hospital setting for 11 years, and has been working in primary health care since 2014. She has a special interest in long term conditions and diabetes.

Melissa is a mother to an active young boy which keeps her busy. She enjoys being active, reading and spending time with family.

Rachel Hurihanganui

Practice Nurse

Rachel started working with us in March 2020, having come from 11 years working in the hospital prior to having children.

Her nursing interests are in asthma and cardiovascular care.

When not at work, she enjoys gardening and family activities with her husband and two young daughters.

Pat Isaac

Practice Nurse

Patricia graduated from Armed Forces Medical College India and worked in Military Nursing services India. She migrated to NZ with her husband and 3 children in 1995. Patricia has worked in NZ In aged care, After Hours Medical Centres and General Practice and enjoys working with diverse groups of people and aims to make a positive difference.

Outside of her work Patricia enjoys music, dancing and watching sport, she also loves doing puzzles.

Administration Team

Lynne Turner

Practice Manager 

Lynne started working at Petone Medical Centre in January 2021 she has been working in the Health industry since 1995 and enjoys working in the Medical field.

Lynne loves spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys shopping and walking

Sarah Spackman


Sarah stated working at Petone Medical Centre in March 2013 having a strong background in Medical Centre work.   She has two teenage children who keep her busy outside of work.  Her interests include netball, rugby and she has a passion for cars (Holden not Ford!) and can often be seen attending V8 motorsport events, drags and speedway.

Julie Hills


Julie started working at Petone Medical Centre in December 2018. She has worked as a Medical Receptionist for 6 years and enjoys the fact that she has been able to interact with a wide range of people over the years. She was born in England, grew up in Wellington and has lived in Lower Hutt for 25 years. She has four children, is an avid reader and loves learning new things and watching cricket.

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