Mereti Taipana

Ko Ruahine nga maunga pae
Ko Manawatu raua
Ko Oroua nga awa
Ko Ngati Kauwhata, Rangitaane, Ngati Raukawa nga iwi
Ko Aorangi te Marae o toku Mama
Ko Aoraki te mauka
Ko Temuka te awa
Ko Kaati Mamoe me
Kai Tahu nga iwi
Ko Arowhenua te Marae, o toku Papa
Ko Mereti Taipana ahau,
Tena Koutou Katoa

Kiaora and greetings all! Above you will see a pepeha, this tells you a lot about me. As I am of Maori descent I have chosen to use the traditional pepeha to tell you a bit about myself. This is done by telling you the tribal areas of my parents, Manawatu and Arowhenua (in the South Island) , the iwi Im from and the Marae that I belong to. In that way I like to share with you, some of my Maori culture.

I have been in the Helping Profession for 14 years, working in different agency, provider and tertiary settings. In 2007 I set up in Private Practice, working for myself had always been a dream. I now live and work in Te Papaioea (Palmerston North) in my mothers area. I have trained extensively and use different counselling models, but I also have an insightful and intuitive style when I work with people. I hope you enjoy browsing my site and if there is anything on it that you would find helpful, feel free to contact me.

Noho ora mai,

Mereti Taipana, MNZAC
PGDip, BA, GDip Psychology
(Massey University)

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