Matt’s approach to life is lighthearted but he takes medicine very seriously.

Originally from the Waikato, Matt graduated from Otago University, gained a Diploma in Obstetrics, before arriving in Masterton in the early 1990s.

With 30 per cent of his general practice involving occupational health, Matt spends a lot of his time consulting with staff and management in the work and factory environment. He also works as a police medical officer.

As a busy doctor, and father of six, Matt has little time for much else except gardening in his five acre section.

“We’re just 10 minutes from town and have this amazing place with great views, and there’s always something to do outdoors – but the best thing about the Wairarapa is there’s no traffic lights!”