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National Party
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Jo Goodhew

15 February 2014
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Parliament Office
Private Bag 18888
Parliament Buildings

Wellington 6160
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Hon Jo Goodhew

Member for Rangitata, National Party

Current parliamentary roles

  • Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector
  • Minister for Senior Citizens
  • Minister of Women's Affairs
  • Associate Minister of Health
  • Associate Minister for Primary Industries
  • Member, Education and Science Committee

Former parliamentary roles

  • Member, Health Committee 9 November 2005-3 October 2008
  • Chairperson, Social Services Committee 9 December 2008-24 June 2009
  • Member, Commerce Committee 9 December 2008-24 June 2009
  • Junior Whip 16 June 2009-20 December 2011
  • Member, Education and Science Committee 24 June 2009-20 October 2011
  • Member, Social Services Committee 21 December 2011-29 August 2012

Personal details

Born 1961, Temuka, married with three daughters


  • Timaru Girls' High School
  • Registered General Obstetric Nurse 1982
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Otago Polytechnic 1997-1997


  • Nursing in hospitals and general practice
  • Founder, Aorangi Nursing Agency
  • Former Tutor, Health Sciences, Aoraki Polytechnic
  • Former Recruitment Co-ordinator, Breastscreen South Ltd
  • Former Co-ordinator, Safer Community Council

Community activities

  • Former Chairperson, Aoraki Community Organisation Grants Scheme
  • Former member, Craighead Diocesan School Board of Trustees
  • Former member, Community Panel, Project Turnaround Community Diversion Project
  • Former member, Community and Public Health Committee, South Canterbury District Health Board
  • Member, Timaru Multiple Birth Club
  • Former Trustee, Timaru Nationalist Centre Trust
  • Former Chairperson, Timaru Plunket Branch
  • Former Trustee, Timaru Wheelpark Trust
  • Former Volunteer and Team Leader, Victim Support
  • Former Chairperson, Waimataitai School Board of Trustees