General Paediatrics

Dr Michael Herd


Michael Herd is a General Paediatrician, who consults at Marina Specialists on Saturday mornings.

Appointments can be made by phoning 09 534 4040.

Michael’s work includes clinics at Marina Specialists and General Paediatics locums in hospitals around New Zealand. He has many interests including allergies, eczema, and neurological conditions including headaches, seizures, or developmental concerns. He often sees children needing assessment of their attention and behaviour.

Michael’s medical training was at the Dunedin School of Medicine, graduating MBChB in 1999. His paediatric specialist training was at Starship, Kidz First (Middlemore) and Waitakere Hospitals. During 2008-2009 Michael worked in Paediatrics in Australia, Ireland and the UK. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 2013. Since then Michael has been a Consultant General Paediatrician at Waitakere Hospital and at Starship Children’s Hospital as well as continuing his locum work.  Michael is married with two children.

Referral Expectations

GP referrals are preferred, but not essential. Michael is happy to see babies from birth, infants, children and adolescents up to about 15 years of age. Please bring the “Well Child” book or any other medical records you may have of your child’s health. He will also need information on current medications, any allergies, and immunisations your child may have had.

Children who have problems with development, attention and/or behaviour will need a 60 minute appointment. Having more time is important for the children and their parents.

Other Information

A good general website on children’s health is Parents interested in allergies will also find helpful. Hospital websites include and (Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne).

Consulting & Contact Details

Professional Credentials


  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Paediatric Society of New Zealand

For Consulting Days/Times


Marina Specialists returned to full services as of Monday 4 October, 2021. If possible it is requested that patients come alone - if required a maximum of one support person is permitted. Masking and signing in using the QR code or on a register will be mandatory for all. Anyone who has symptoms consistent with Covid infection, and/or who should be self-isolating, will not be admitted to the clinic. We would appreciate knowledge of your Covid vaccination status as this will help us to manage risk to both staff and other patients. However we wish to reassure you that your vaccination status will not affect your ability to receive treatment. We ask all patients, on arrival for your appointment, to call the clinic on 534 4040, and wait in your vehicle until contacted by reception. Please email us using the Contact Form if you have any questions.

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