Marree grew up in Kawhia, a small rural town on the West Coast of the North Island. After attending St Joseph’s Māori Girls College, Marree attended Otago University for 2 years studying Law, Commerce and Māori. After taking a gap year in 2010 to help look after her husband’s grandmother, Marree moved to Hamilton in 2011 to finish her studies and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Māori Studies and Te Reo Māori with 1st Class Honors and a Bachelor of Laws. Marree currently lives in Mahia with her husband. Marree was admitted to the Bar at the Hamilton High Court in May 2017 and started working for Woodward Chrisp in April 2018. Before working for Woodward Chrisp, Marree worked in the Māori Land Court and volunteered for Community Law. She currently works in the Commercial team.
Marree enjoys spending time with her husband, whānau and friends and is very enthusiastic about travelling and Te Ao Māori. She has travelled through Canada, USA, South America, Europe, Cuba, Australia, the South Pacific, French Polynesia and New Zealand. She also enjoys fishing, spending time at the beach, camping, cooking, dining out, volunteering and is a chronic “bucket list ticker”.