Born and raised at Waiwhetu, Jeanie is the youngest child of four children and the only daughter of Manu and Jean Taumanu.
Jeanie has been a Trustee on the Wellington Tenths Trust and the Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust since 2006. Her motivation for being a Trustee is “is it right for our owners?” as being a Trustee is a huge commitment and a lot of responsibility. Jeanie was raised to be honest, with principles, and will help anyone if asked and if warranted. She is retired, a mother to one daughter, and nanny to six mokopuna. She enjoys golf and belongs to Cambridge Golf Club, loves music and her whanau.