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There is a job in the small New Zealand town of Tokoroa, but no one wants it. The job is for a and it pays US$265,000 a year. For the doctor who takes the job, there is no work, no weekend work, and house in the area are low. Also, he or she would work just four days a week and get 12 weeks' holiday. The town's doctor Alan Kenny is leaving and cannot find anyone to replace him. He has been looking for a replacement for two years but has had no . Four medical recruitment companies also failed to find a . Dr Kenny thinks the problem is that the job is in the and everyone wants to live and work in the big cities.

It is not only New Zealand that has trying to get doctors to live in areas. It is also a problem in many countries too. Last year, Dr Kenny had to cancel a holiday because he could not find anyone to replace him. Dr Kenny is from the UK and has been a doctor in Tokoroa for 30 years. He said he has a lifestyle and he wouldn't swap it for city . At the age of 61, he wants to retire and pass his on to someone younger. He told a local that his job keeps him busy all day and that he loves his work. He is about how he can find a new doctor. He said: "I would like to stay but I hit my head against a wall trying to attract doctors."

 
 

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