Jan-Marie Quinn

Taupo Candidate

I am 56 years old. A wife –married to Michael a mother and a grandmother. Between us we have 7 children.


Born in Invercargill and adopted at birth I grew up in a country coal mining town called Ohai. I attended Central Southland College in Winton. I was raised as a catholic but in more recent times I have become a Christian.


I moved to Christchurch in 2000 and then Taupo in 2012 after becoming displaced following the 2010 canterbury earthquakes .

I have been in the hairdressing industry for 42 years. During this time I have owned several businesses and trained many apprentices.

I consider myself to have competent leadership skills and thrive on my noted community profile.


I work with the CARE hapori initiative in a role as a facilitator/advocate working in awareness prevention and education around child abuse neglect and poverty .

I help and support our local homeless and rough sleepers providing them laundry facilities and access to services they can be unaware of.

I also have a certificate in employment law and am no stranger to litigation with mediation and ERA services .

In 2018 I successfully fronted a protest march in Taupo to save our SAR helicopter services that attracted 1200 people who supported the proposed axing of our local service.

I found New Conservative online after a conversation with a local.


I had been searching other parties to find somewhere I might belong.


New Conservative fits me like a glove and I’m very keen to start making some big noise around  child poverty the horrific new abortion legislation democracy and our justice system to name a few I’m most passionate about .

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