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

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

 
 

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