Welcome to Marewa Surgery

SKIN CANCER    -    DERMATOLOGY    -    SKIN SURGERY


Marewa Surgery is a dedicated skin cancer and dermatology clinic located in sunny Napier.


We specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers including melanoma, and also in general dermatology. We have proudly been offering this service to the people of Napier and the wider Hawke’s Bay region for over 25 years.

We now have four doctors to help with any skin related concerns:

  • Dr Barry Leslie - Skin Cancer Doctor
  • Dr Ruud Horlings - Dermatologist
  • Dr Marcia Sonneveld - GP Dermatology & Skin Cancer Doctor
  • Dr Anthony Fraser - Skin Cancer Doctor

We are happy to see new patients either with or without a GP referral. Feel free to call with any enquiries or to book an appointment when suits. 

Marewa Surgery is an Affiliated Provider to Southern Cross Health Society

NOTICES & COVID INFORMATION

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 2 - We are open with our usual hours, and with the appropriate Level 2 precautions. 

  • All staff at Marewa Surgery are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • It is a requirement at the clinic to wear a mask at all times (unless needed to be removed for clinical reasons or treatment), sign in using the Covid Tracer App and to maintain social distancing. 
  • We ask that you only bring family members with you to your appointment if required for care and support. Everyone entering the clinic will be screened for signs of respiratory illness. 
  • From Tuesday 16 November 2021 all patients will be asked for their vaccination status. If you are unvaccinated against Covid-19 or do not wish to disclose your status, you are welcome to attend the clinic for treatment but additional precautions will be necessary (such as increased PPE requirements) and appointment time availability may vary.
  • If you have any cold or flu symptoms please do not come in to the clinic. We will need to postpone your appointment or minor surgery until when you are well. Please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to see if Covid-19 testing is required. 

Please contact the clinic with any questions you may have, we are happy to answer these for you.


If melanoma is recognised and treated early enough, it is almost always curable.

Did you know?

  • New Zealand and Australia have the highest rates of skin cancer, including melanoma, in the world.
  • Approximately 50% of all Kiwis will get a skin cancer in their lifetime.
  • 80% of all new cancers diagnosed in New Zealand are skin cancers.
  • Over 4000 people are diagnosed with melanoma every year in New Zealand
  • Over 350 Kiwis die of melanoma every year - roughly equal to the annual NZ road deaths.