Buller District Council

Councillor Joanne Howard

Councillor Howard was raised on a farm in mid-Canterbury and achieved an advanced trade certificate in telecommunications before shifting to Westport. She has two adult children, one engaged in community development and the other in counselling/social services in Otago.

Councillor Howard has owned and operated several successful retail businesses in the last 40 years, achieved a Bachelor Degree (Business), managed a travel agency, and is currently the business administrator for Em’s Power Cookies and a director for private companies.

Councillor Howard is involved in the community as a trustee for many community groups and a community volunteer. She holds the Punakaiki (and surrounding areas) Community Liaison portfolio under the Community, Environment and Services Committee.

She is passionate about community well-being and engagement. With a background in governance and business Joanne believes she is well placed to contribute and make positive and informed decisions for Kawatiri’s strong future.


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