About Us

Devonport Family Medicine offer patients affordable and accessible medical care. Our boutique style medical centre allows us to be there for you when you need us most by offering both same-day and advance appointments. Our focus is on providing patients with a personalised and co-ordinated care approach through maintaining doctor-patient continuity.

Dr Pieter Veenhuijsen

General Practitioner

Welcome to my practice

I am a dedicated general practitioner who has worked for over 25 years with patients and their families within a variety of communities in Auckland. I love working in primary health care where I can establish long term relationships with patients assisting in all aspects of their health.


My focus is on providing consistency of care by being readily available to see my patients.


I originally trained in Amsterdam. My next six years were spent working and training in the United Kingdom where I obtained Membership of General Practitioners and completed Diplomas in Child Health and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. I am a fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.


In addition to my private practice, I tutor medical students, facilitate senior registrars in general practice and work for the Medical Council.


I am fluent in English and Dutch and speak some French and German.


I am married and now that our children have grown up and are pursuing their own careers, we have more time to focus on the things we love doing. For me, these are playing music, yoga, gardening and tackling small building projects.


I value and respect the unique place of Māori as tangata whenua in Aotearoa.


This is a beautiful harakeke proverb reflecting the Māori reference to the harakeke plant as whanau.


“Hutia te rito o te harakeke
Kei whea to kōmako e kō?
Ki mai ki ahau
He aha te mea nui o te Ao?
Maku e kī atu,
he tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata…”

If the heart of the harakeke was removed,
where would the bellbird sing?
If I was asked what was the most important thing in the world
I would be compelled to reply,
it is people, it is people, it is people

Our People

LeeAnn Lewis / Receptionist

LeeAnn has worked in the medical field for most of her working life. She lives in Belmont and is married with three adult children and three grandchildren.

Golda Nyemecz / Practice Nurse

I studied nursing in Auckland where I was born and grew up. Following my nursing training, I moved to Perth, Australia to complete a post graduate diploma in cosmetic nursing. I enjoy working in primary care because you get to know patients and their families over time. I also enjoy working as a cosmetic nurse in my own business when I’m not working at Devonport Family Medicine.

Janine Inkster / Practice Nurse

I am a New Zealand trained registered nurse, who began my career in Wellington, before embarking on a 21 year life in the U.K.

In London and Surrey I worked as a nurse in emergency nursing, ICU, nurse led clinics, prestigious Harley Street clinics and primary health, while continuing post graduate training.

My passion is in primary health care. I enjoy developing relationships with the patients, their families and helping them throughout their health journey.

I have gained extensive knowledge in many areas of primary health care and look forward to using these skills back here in New Zealand, having returned last year.

I am married and our twins go to school in Devonport. We love the community feel here. I know I will enjoy working in and being a part of this community.

My family and I love the beach, the outdoors, our pets, reconnecting with our extended families and travelling is our passion.

Leanna Cockayne / Receptionist

Leanna is originally from the UK, but has lived and worked in New Zealand for over 15 years. She has worked in various fields and has many years of experience in administration and support. She enjoys working with people, interacting and being part of a community.

Leanna lives locally in Devonport with her husband and young children.

Aletta Staal / Accounts / Office Administrator

I was born in The Netherlands where I lived most of my life until moving to New Zealand recently with my husband and two sons. Over 25 years working within both the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry I have held several different roles in The Netherlands and New Zealand.

I am very happy to live and work in Devonport and enjoy being part of its community.