In Aotearoa New Zealand, you can choose the doctor or general practice that you visit.
You can search Healthpoint for general practices. You can filter your search based on their hours, location, services and if they are enrolling new patients.
GPs — Healthpoint (external link)
You can search the Medical Council's register to find out whether a doctor is currently registered and is able to practise in New Zealand, as well as other public information.
Register of doctors — Medical Council of New Zealand (external link)
Sometimes a general practice will not take on new patients. If this happens, they should refer you to their public health office (PHO) for help finding another practice. The PHO may put you on a waitlist, and arrange for you to get care in the meantime. You can also search Healthpoint PHOs.