Co-presidents 2021

Mere Berryman        Waikato University




Dr Fuapepe Rimoni    Victoria University

For 2020 Dr Mere Skerrett and Dr Fuapepe Rimoni will share the office of the president


The NZARE Council is elected at the Annual General Meeting. NZARE has an Executive Officer who is the first contact for general enquiries contact

Mere Skerrett          __    Co-president            contact


Robyn Caygill        Treasurer                  contact


Joanna Higgins            SIGS Portfolio         _ contact


Tufulasi Taleni          Pasifika Caucus      _ contact


Margie Hohepa            NZJES Baord Chair    contact

Fuapepe Rimoni Co-President & Pasifika Caucus contact


Katrina McChesney Communications / Social Media contact


Maraea Hunia              Māori Caucus            contact


Rachel Cann Student & Emerging Caucus Rep contact


Agnes McFarlane  Immediate Past-president contact


Kirsten Locke        Secretary                     _  contact


Rachel Martin _ International portfolio contact


Ngaroma Williams    Māori Caucus     _    contact 


Kay-lee Jones Student & Emerging Caucus Māori Rep Contact


Mere Berryman

Past presidents


2019 Agnes McFarlane 

2017 Jenny Ritchie 

2015 Heleen Visser 

2013 Liz Gordon

2011 Cheryl Stephens

2009 Linda Smith 

2006 Colin Gibbs 



2004 Lynne Whitney 

2002 Mary Hill 

2000 Alison Gilmore 

1998 Dick Harper 

1996 Terry Crooks 

1994 Stuart McNaughton 

1992 Richard Benton 




1990 John Church 

1986 Rae Munro

1984 Jenny Bunce 

1983 Dick Harper 

1982 Eric Archer 

1981 John Barrington 

1980 Geraldine McDonald 


Three new Life members were elected at the 2019 AGM, They are: 

Peter Roberts 

Sue Middleton 

Angus Hikairo Macfarlane


NZARE is pleased to have conferred Life Membership to the following members:

John O'Neill

Warwick Elley

Carol Mutch

Margaret Carr 

Ivan Snook 

Geraldine McDonald 

Peter Wilkinson 

Anne Meade

Noeline Alcorn 

Terry Crooks 

Richard Harker 

John Church 

Ted Glynn

Joce Jesson 

Valerie Podmore 

Kuni Jenkins 

Wally Penetito

Linda Tuhiwai Smith 

Lynne Whitney 

Graham Smith 

Vicki Carpenter