Mamari Stephens is a Christchurch born and raised, Wellington-based writer and law lecturer whose marae (Wainui) is in Ahipara. Naturally. Typical post-urban migration confusion, then. She was lucky enough to find and marry Maynard Gilgen, and between them, they are raising three quite interesting tamariki, Te Rangihuia, Havelund and Jessica-Lee.
Political views? Centre left, with tinges of conservatism. Usefulness? Can make a mean rewena. He uri ia no Te Rarawa (Ngati Moetonga, Te Rokeka) me Ngati Pakeha. No te Hahi Mihinare hoki.