Dr Mark Longman

MB ChB 2006 Otago



Dr Mark Longman is excited to join Kendal Medical Centre and to work alongside Drs Sim and Ashmore. Dr Longman graduated in 2006 from the University of Otago and became a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 2015. He is an experienced GP who performs minor surgery.
Outside of work Dr Longman spends time with his family and enjoys the outdoors.

Dr Peter Sim


Peter graduated from Otago University in 1983. He enjoys all aspects of family medicine and also performs minor surgery. He holds postgraduate qualifications in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and has been a specialist General Practitioner for 25 years. Outside of work, Peter's passions are spending time with his family and lowering his golf handicap.  

Dr Sharon Ashmore


Sharon qualified from Manchester University in 1984.
She enjoys all aspects of family medicine, has postgraduate qualifications in General Practice, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and has a special interest in Womens Health.
She is a GP advisor for Pegasus Health in areas such as Health Information Technology and membership.
When not at work or with her three children she is usually to be found on the squash court.

Receptionist Julie

We are fortunate to have had Julie at the forefront of our team since 1998.
Her kind and welcoming manner contribute to the friendly atmosphere of the medical centre.
With her long standing experience she is very able to help with booking of appointments, accounting and all general enquires.
Julie enjoys travelling around New Zealand with her husband Ross in their mobile home and is our local Labrador and dog training expert.

Practice Nurse Fang

B. Nursing (2010) Auckland University of Technology

We are delighted to have Fang join our team, as she has recently moved to the Burnside community. She has over 30 years of nursing experience, most recently with the Department of Corrections as Senior RN at Christchurch and Rolleston Prisons. Prior to this she worked as a Senior RN for the Kaikoura DHB and was a first responder during the Kaikoura earthquake in 2016. Fang has also worked as a Practice Nurse with Botany Bay Medical Centre for four years. Fang speaks English and Mandarin.

She is passionate about women's health and immunisations, and helping patients manage chronic condition such as diabetes and asthma.

Outside of work Fang enjoys mountain biking, tramping, fishing, reading and outdoor activities with her family.

Practice Manager Deb

Deb brings a wealth of reception and practice management experience to the centre and her professional, caring attitude will ensure patients receive a warm welcome to the practice. Most recently she has worked for a large family medical centre of over 10,000 patients and 35 staff. Prior to this she has worked at the 24 Hour Surgery for 15 years in between study and overseas travel.

In her down time Deb enjoys making mosaic artwork, wine tasting with friends, snuggling up with her two cats and a good book, and supporting her two boys playing basketball, rugby and league.

Deb works Monday/Tuesday on Reception, and Thursday/Friday in the admin office.

Pegasus Health

We are proud members of Pegasus Health, which is a PHO (Primary Health Organisation), originally formed by the GPs of Christchurch to champion the best use of resources, in order to look after the health of the people of Canterbury. Pegasus is now world renowned for its innovation and for improving the delivery of health care to the population it serves.
As members of Pegasus Health we are able to access and offer more subsidised health services to our patients, such as free sexual health consultations, counselling, quit smoking programs etc.

Digitalis - The foxglove

A British Physician named William Wuthering published his study of the foxglove plant in 1785. An extract from the plant, known as digitalis, was the first ever heart medicine. It was administered to treat heart failure and palpitations and is still used to this day but more commonly known as digoxin.
The stained glass windows in the surgery depict this plant which is why we have chosen to feature it on this website.

66 Kendal Avenue
Christchurch 8053
New Zealand


Email info@kendal.co.nz
Telephone 03 3588266
Facsimile 03 3588214
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm