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 Hi I'm JJ Smith


  • I bring to Local Government a life spent making decisions

  • I know how to make a difference and implement effective solutions

  • Born, educated and raised in Christchurch

  • Now resident and a property owner in Diamond Harbour

  • 25 year career in the NZ Army - veteran of Bosnia and the Middle East conflicts

  • 7 year career as a complex environment specialist in war zones

  • 5 year career as a disaster relief manager in the South Pacific 

  • I have studied life and have a Masters from Massey University

  • Certified in Organic Farming and Environmental Management from Lincoln BHU 

  • I coordinate the local Neighbourhood Support group from Teddington to Port Levy

  • Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Maniapoto

  • I believe we have a responsibility to use the skills our life and education gives us 


My core beliefs are to be kind/ love animals/ let life guide us

manawa ora  whakaipo


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Elect JJ Smith

Call: 021 0873 7502


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