For appointments phone: 09 267 4525


Staff at Clendon Medical Centre belong to a friendly, hardworking team and we would like to introduce ourselves to you:


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Dr Richard Kenner

MB ChB, Dip Obs

Richard is one of the original GPs who started at Clendon Medical Centre when it was first opened by the Hon. Dr M Bassett in 1985. Richard enjoys being part of the community and watching generations of locals grow and develop. He enjoyed working in maternity care, where he was involved in the delivery of babies who now have families of their own. He also has a keen interest in local anaesthetics.

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Dr Richard Ruddell


Richard worked as a locum for a year at Clendon Medical Centre in 1987, before returning to England to continue his medical education. However, in 1989 he was asked by Dr Kenner to join him as a practice partner, so he and his wife moved to Auckland, where they have had three children. He enjoys practicing medicine and appreciates the diversity that South Auckland has brought to his role.

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Dr Jeremy West


Jerry has been working in South Auckland for over two decades. He has been with Clendon Medical Centre for more than 10 years and also does some work at Acacia Cove Rest Home. Jerry enjoys seeing a range of people and has an interest in chronic illnesses. He’s married with three adult children and enjoys family life, skiing and hiking.

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Dr Peter Didsbury


Peter graduated from Otago University and has been in general practice in the Clendon area since 1988. He retired as chair of ProCare Health Limited, New Zealand’s largest primary care organisation in 2014, and now works full time at Clendon Medical Centre. Peter is married with two adult children.


Dr Dilushi De Silva

MB ChB, Dip Paeds

Dilushi graduated from the University of Auckland in 2007. She then joined Clendon Medical Centre in 2010 as a GP. She enjoys the challenges and the cultural diversity of South Auckland since having worked a big proportion of her junior doctor years at Middlemore Hospital. Her main interests are women’s health, paediatrics and sexual health.


Dr Rozanna Abdul Latif


Rozanna graduated from University of Auckland in 2009.  She spent a few years working in general surgery mainly at the North Shore Hospital and Middlemore Hospital.  She initially joined Clendon Medical as part of her GP training in 2017.  She enjoyed her experience here with our staff and community, which lead her back to Clendon in 2018.  She has a keen interest in minor surgical procedures.



Renita Sharma

Clinical Co-ordinator/Nurse Lead

Renita is a Kiwi/Fijian Indian nurse and has been at Clendon Medical Centre since 2012. She is passionate about meeting new people and working in partnership with patients. Renita looks forward to a good challenge and loves working as a registered nurse.

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Manor Nair

Registered Nurse

Manor is from Fiji and has been in New Zealand since 2001. She graduated with BHSc Nursing from MIT and did her post graduate training at the University of Auckland. Manor loves working with a wide variety of people and is eager to serve them with dignity and respect.


Temarewe Lawrence

Registered Nurse

Tema recently joined our nursing team.  Originally from Kiribati, she moved to NZ in 2007.  She loves working as a nurse, helping make a difference in the lives of people and caring for someone. She finds it rewarding helping patients to achieve their goals.  She has a passion for Diabetes and helping people to learn more about self-management and to live a better and good quality of life.


Miriama Heihei

Healthcare Assistant

Miriama has 18 years of experience as a healthcare assistant within the community and rest home/hospital, working with a variety of disabilities.  She is of Maori descent and her iwi is Tuhoe/Te Whakatohea.  Her passion is healthcare and enjoys working in a team and meeting others


Vandana Swami

Registered Nurse

Vandana is originally from Fiji and migrated to NZ in 2008 with her family.  She has recently joined our practice in Nov 2017.  She loves being a nurse and making a difference in people’s lives every day.  She also thrives on variety and she is up for new challenges in her role.  She has a passion for providing quality and safe care to our patients.



Tracy Naude

Practice Manager

Tracy has been with Clendon Medical since 2008. She is originally from South Africa, but has made New Zealand her home. She loves the challenge her role brings, but most of all enjoys the rapport she has with patients. She is passionate about ensuring patients receive excellent quality services and experience at Clendon.


Ashwini Parsad


Ashwini is originally from Fiji but NZ has been home for the last 15 years now.  She is one of our newest members to the Clendon Medical team.  Ashwini joined us in Dec 2017 after completing the Medical Administration course at MIT.  She loves being part of the team and enjoys meeting new people.


Nina Aiono


Nina was born in Christchurch, lived some time in Wellington and has been in South Auckland since 2006. She loves the diversity of the community and friendliness of the clinic.


Maree Huru


Maree joined our medical centre after completing the medical administration course at MIT. She is from Kaitaia but grew up in Manurewa. Of Maori descent, her iwi is Ngaphui/Tainui. She has always had an interest in the medical field and enjoys meeting new people and helping others.


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