Former mayor Stephen Jones says he was one of the first people to help people after the tsunami hit the island of New Zealand.
Mr Jones is a leading voice in the campaign to stop new developments in the village of Greenwich Village.
The former mayor was the one who took on the task of organising the community’s evacuation plan.
He says he helped the villagers move their homes and homesites from their old houses into safer buildings.
Mr James is the one that put up the temporary housing.
Mr and Mrs Jones are both in their 70s, but Mr Jones says the situation has been the same since his early years.
He said he never thought about it as a career and he never considered himself a politician.
He has lived in the area since the late 1970s.
“I never thought it would be this big. “
We were a very small community, and we had a very good community structure.”
He said he had never thought much about politics, and never thought that politics would be an important part of his life. “
It was like we were living on the edge of the world, like we had an earthquake and people were coming out of the houses and all kinds of things were happening.”
He said he had never thought much about politics, and never thought that politics would be an important part of his life.
“It’s just a very sad day that we have been through,” Mr Jones said.
“It’s really sad to see a little village like Greenwich, a village where you don’t hear much of it in the news, and then you have all these people that are working and doing the best they can to get their community back on its feet and help others.
“That’s just how it happened. “
I thought that the island would come under water, and that was probably the main reason why it came under water,” he said.
“That’s just how it happened.
Mr James said he would not have been surprised if it was his family’s fault. “
They’ve been working hard, and they’re doing what they can and trying to save their lives.”
Mr James said he would not have been surprised if it was his family’s fault.
It was a very big disaster, and it was very bad, and I thought we’d be alright, he said of the people.
However, Mr James said his own family was still coping.
His wife, Louise, and two children, Chloe and Jack, are now living in a caravan park, on a nearby island.
Mrs Jones said that while he was surprised by what had happened, he was grateful for the help the community was receiving.
‘It’s the most wonderful thing that’s happened to me’ “What a relief that everyone is out, and the community is coming back,” she said.
“And I’ve got a big smile on my face because I’ve been able to do what I have done.
She said it was a great thing for her family, and she had been hoping to return to her family home.
The former mayor said he believed his family would survive, but he was hoping for some people to not be affected by the flooding.
A new chapter in his life was starting to unfold, he continued. “
[It’s] the most beautiful thing that has happened to us,” Mr James told the ABC.
A new chapter in his life was starting to unfold, he continued.
New Zealanders are living longer than ever, but are still living longer in Australia and New Zealand, he added.
With more than 300,000 people living in New Zealand at the end of 2019, Mr Jones hopes that some of the older people will be able to move back home.
He said that if the village were to be evacuated, it would have been a “big shock” for everyone.
“I’ve always believed that the best thing to do is to have it all go back to the same place, so it doesn’t mean we’re going to be living in the same old life, so to speak,” he added, before moving on.