Over the years Jo has had a number of jobs
hairdresser, office worker, psychopaedic nurse,
training officer (teaching intellectually
disabled), dairy owner, prison officer, jockey
(in skinnier days!), sales person, radio
announcer, and for the past 9 years TV Presenter.
The worst job she can ever remember having is the
one where she sold mats, that supposedly sucked
every bit of dust out of the universe, to
unsuspecting shop owners to place in the
entrances of their shops to keep them spic and
span! You do have to believe in the product!
St Margarets College was Jos first school,
followed by St Albans, Heaton Intermediate,
Christchurch Girls High and Rangiora High. (None
suited!) Later did some English papers at Massey
Jo has represented N.Z for Pistol Shooting having
competed in two Oceania Games and a World Cup
(Bronze Medal). A shoulder injury forced a break
but she is back shooting and is hoping for
National selection again in the future.
At the last General Election Jo was the Act
candidate for Ilam and if you ever want to talk
politics feel free it is one of her
passions. Law and Order is a pet topic alongside
of all New Zealanders being treated equally
regardless of race, colour or creed. Benefit
fraud doesnt sit well with her and yes!
this country can afford tax cuts! She is not all
hard nosed and has been mentoring a young
offender for the past 5 years and a couple of
years ago fostered a young female offender.
Jos has also focused her efforts in the
latest Mayoral campaign and she believes this
city needs a Mayor who would be not only a good
Ambassador but have passion and a vision for the
future of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. She
would like to see entry level crime such as
graffiti, car theft, and the like targeted and,
as happened in the Bronx in New York, there would
be a decrease in more serious crime. People need
to feel safe in Christchurch once again. She also
feels that the current council has lost touch
with the community. THINK BIG projects dont
necessarily create successful communities with
good kids. The local pool and the local library,
for example, are an integral part of the social
development of both children and families alike.
Winning with Jo !