Parewhati Taikato

Pare is the proud Mum of Gabriel and is currently works as an MP Support to Hon Jan Tinetti following terms as an MP Support to Tāmati Coffey and then Angie Warren-Clark.

Pare is passionate about Raranga or Māori Weaving and whenua Māori land development as a vehicle to actualise the hopes, dreams and aspirations of Māori Owners.

Pare joined the Acorn Distributions Committee 2 years ago bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and insight into the Tangata Whenua and Mana Whenua landscape in Tauranga Moana.

Her governance experience includes serving as a Trustee of Ongare and Ranginui No 12 Trusts (high value hort sector), serving as a Director of Matakana Berry LP and being a previous Trustee for the Ngai Te Ahi Raupatu Settlement and Ngai Tukairangi Hapu Trusts (hapu settlement space). 

Pare is also a graduate alumni of Waikato University with a Masters in Social Science and spent several years living and teaching English as a second language in Japan.