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Joe is currently the lay pastoral leader for the Catholic parish of Wellington South. He retired from police in December 2015 having completed just over 32 years service. The last three of those were coordinating emergency management. From 1998 to 2014 he managed arms control nationally, representing new Zealand at two UN conferences, one in Fiji, the other in New York. In 2006 he co facilitated an international firearms safety seminar. He is also one of a group of subject matter experts advising the UN on the development of international standards for arms control. Joe is married to Anne. They have three children and nine grandchildren.
Joe has a special interest in Whakatūpato and is also vetted by New Zealand Police. He is approved to work with children, young people and the more vulnerable members of society.
Joe’s qualifications include:
- Diploma in Pastoral Leadership (2015)
- BA (Honours) in Sociology (Massey University 2002)
- Diploma in Outdoor Leadership (2001)
- Certificate in Training and Development (1993)
- Police Recognised Range Inspecting Officer (since 2009)
- Mountain Safety Council Instructor (1987-2015)
- Bushcraft (1992)
- Risk Management (1994)
- Firearms Adviser (1998)
- HUNTS Advisor (2009)
- Range Conducting Officer (2009)
DEER HUNTING IN NEW ZEALAND: SAFETY LESSONS FROM THE FIELD
New Zealand Journal of Outdoor Education, Volume 2, Issue 1, June 2006 (together with Dr Mike Boyes, University of Otago).
Paper to the International Firearm Safety Seminar, Christchurch, February 2006 (together with Mike Spray, NZMSC).
THE NEW ZEALAND ARMS CONTROL REGIME
Paper to the United Nations Seminar on Small Arms and Light Weapons, Nadi, August 2004.
WALKING WITH FRIENDS: BUILDING SOCIAL NETWORKS WHILE TRAMPING IN OUTDOORS NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand Journal of Outdoor Education, Vol. 1, No 2, August 2003, pages 16-24.
Deerstalkers Association National Conference, Invercargill, 13 July 2003.
Publication of a research paper into the accidental deaths of hunters. 2003.