Rueben Taipari with his son, OtaneKo Tinana te Waka
Ko Tumoana te Tupuna
Ko Whangatauatia te Maunga
Ko Karirikura te Moana
Ko Roma te Marae

Rueben Taipari is from Ahipara and has strong affiliations to Whangaroa. He is of Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Tūhoe descent. Rueben is comfortable with being described as a ‘Māori environmental activist’, as he loves his culture and defending the environment for our children’s benefit. This comes from a strong responsibility to protect the land and sea. Rueben is also an organic farmer.

His other work is as a chairman for Te Ahikaaroa Trust, a Northland housing provider, which addresses social housing issues in Northland. He has 30 years experience in the building trade

He has 30 years experience in the building trade