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Assorted Skills

After several years of dairy farming I have acquired  various  skills including use of heavy machinery, namely tractors, front end loaders and fork lifts.

Also, ploughing and tilling of fields, use of PTO mowers, cutting, turning and bailing of hay, pest control and maintenance of trough water systems, water filtration systems, effluent control, fencing and building maintenance.

Emergency Managment

As part of the Waikato Valley Emergency Operations Area (WVEOA), I held a dual role including EM Officer for Hamilton City and also liaison for the associated TLA's, including Waikato DC, Te Awamutu DC and Waitomo DC.

This role included management of the Waikato Welfare Advisory Group, operational design and implementation for response to natural disaster within the City of Hamilton and also the greater WVEOA. 

Health and Safety

Having previously worked as a health and safety officer for a multi national company, I bring with me a host of experiences, skills and knowledge pertaining to New Zealand Health and Safety Legislation, policy implementation and enforcement.

I have a high personal standard when it comes to safety in the workplace for both my internal and external clients and of course for myself. 

Fire Fighting

Fully trained urban Volunteer Firefighter, including self contained breathing apparatus, pump/rescue tender, and patient extrication, with 5 years of experience (retired).   Previously I have been a Volunteer Rural Fire Fighter with Rangitikei District (NZ) and I am currently a member of the Rangitikei Civil Defence Response Team (NZ).

New Zealand Intermediate Life Support Paramedic

I practiced as a BLS Paramedic from 2007 - 2013, and have held an authority to practice with St John New Zealand at Intermediate Life Support Paramedic since May 2013.   I am currently a full time Paramedic for St John (NZ).    I have been practising on front line ambulance for 12 years.

Radio Communications
I have a personal interest in radio communications as an amateur radio operator, including the construction of radio antenna, both for general use, but also for emergency situations.   Adding to this with general setup. use and maintenance of two way radio communications in the HF, VHF and UHF bands.   Also, assembly of small scale electronics components.
Computer Use
I would describe my computing skills as being expert level, including use of a range of suites from Microsoft Office through to Open Office.   Also, proficient in the use of Windows and Linux operating systems, including networking and file sharing,  maintenance of systems, including hardware and software.   Some programming experience in Pascal.   Hardware assembly, including full builds of desktop computers and installation of various software suites.   Some basic experience in electronics, including limited electrical work, soldering, construction of small electronics components.        


My personal objective is to contribute to my community, gain valuable experiences, develop management skill sets in terms of team and resource management with a view to move into a role which requires efficient and practical management of both people and resources, grounded on solid experiences and academic knowledge, and a desire to grow and learn and participate in a professional team environment.



I have a personal interest in radio communications and the challenges faced with low power rural radio transmissions.

I have played guitar for over ten years and have a broad interest in music.

I love the great outdoors and tramp as often as life permits, and no so often, kayak, cave, rock climb and dive.

Work experience

Mar 2008Present


St John (NZ)

Volunteer Fire Fighter

NZ Fire Service

Trained firefighter, with Breathing Apparatus and Road Traffic Crash/Pump Rescue Tender endorsements.

Five year of active service.

Oct 2005Mar 2008

Station Manager

St John (NZ)

Front line pre hospital emergency care and management of a small beach side community ambulance station and 16 associated volunteers, including development and implementation of relevant training, recruitment and retention programs.

2005Oct 2006

Emergency Management Officer

Waikato Group CDEM

Operational development, training and management for recognised civil emergencies in the Waikato Valley Emergency Operations Area (WVEOA), including development and implementation of response plans, comunications plans, and public safety education.

Oversight of 4 District Council Civil Defence operations, also, Prime responsibility for the development and management of Hamilton City Civil Defence requirements, including co-ordinating the WVEOA Welfare Advisory group, and participating in the Waikato Emergency management group.


Casual Ambulance Officer

St John (NZ)

Casual/part time work at BLS/ambulance officer level, responding to front line prehospital emergency incidents.


Volunteer Ambulance Officer

St John (NZ)

Volunteer Ambulance Officer


health and Safety Officer

Inghams Enterprises

Day to day enforcement of Health and Safety policy, emergency response, training and management of the emergency response team, including Breathing Apparatus training, staff health and safety training, and hearing screening assessments.

Nov 2002Jun 2003

Training Coordinator

The Acadmey (EMP) NZ ltd

Management of the Medic First Aid training brand through a network of Dive Stores, also, instruction of the various Medic First Aid programs, including instructor training.

Also, management of the International Dive Educators Association (IDEA) brand for the south Pacific.

Feb 2002Nov 2002


Adventure Education

Full time instruction of (SSI) Dive Controller courses, and all recreational open water and specialty dive levels.

Also, maintenance of Aqua lung dive equipment, retail sales, leading dive and student dives from varietal sites, including shore and boat, covering most specialties, i.e. wreck, night, hunting and collecting, deep and navigation dives.


Casual Open Water Dive Instructor

Dive HQ

Part time lead and assistant roles, teaching open water dive course, snorkeling courses and assisting on dive specialty courses.


Aug 2011Apr 2013

Certificate in Intermediate Life Support Paramedic

St John (NZ)
Dec 2009Jun 2012

Bachelor of Health Science - Paramedic

Whitireia Community Polytech

National Certificate Patient Care & Transport

St John (NZ)

Diploma in Outdoor Education

The Acadmey (EMP) NZ ltd

Diploma covers all levels of recreational diving, assistant instructor, dive instructor, specialty dive instructor and instructor trainer (SSI, PADI, IDEA).

Also, Corporate First Aid Instructor, Independent First Aid Instructor and finally, Instructor trainer, under the Medic First Aid brand of first aid programs.

Finally, experience in abseiling, caving, kayaking, white water rafting, and general outdoor skills.


May 2013Present

Intermediate Life Support Paramedic

St John NZ
Aug 2008Jun 2013

Basic Life Support Paramedic

St John (NZ)