Te Pare Joseph was born in Te Kumi and was educated at Te Kopua Native School and Tiki Tiki Native School. He has worked as a landowner, farmer, freezing worker and forestry mill worker. Joseph was Chair of the Maniapoto District Māori Council from 1960-2003, executive member of the New Zealand Māori Council from 1991-2003, and a former Chair of Te Kuiti Kohanga Whanau Trust. He is a member of Committee of Managements and is Radio Manager for Te Reo Irirangi o Maniapoto. He is a Kaumatua of Kaunihera o Maniapoto, and Apotoro of Te Runanga o te Haahi Ratana, Pariha, Maniapoto and Waikato. His writing has mainly focused on radio news, with occasional newspaper references to speeches he has made.
- Phone calls and correspondence with Te Pare Joseph on 15 and 17 Sept. 1998, and 18 Aug. 2004.
- "Indoor Bowls." Te Ao Hou 25 (1958): 55.
- Joseph reports on the ninth National Indoor Bowls Tournament held in Hastings and Napier in June 1958.