Life in the dunes: Milford GP and Mangawhai olive oil extractor, John Russell retires

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Life in the dunes: Milford GP and Mangawhai olive oil extractor, John Russell retires

Keira
Stephenson
Anne and John Russell and Mia
Anne, John and beloved pet Mia

Milford’s John Russell has retired after 42 years of general practice. Reporter Keira Stephenson gets the good oil on this GP with a side hustle in olive growing

He was devastated when the day after he left, he went to check a follow-up had occurred for a patient he was worried about, and realised he could no l, John Russell, Going to the isolated beach on the other side of the dunes at Mangawhai is like “swimming in champagne”, says John Russell