Marama Mateparae was born in Turangi and was educated at Aotea College. She attended the Journalism Course at Wellington Polytechnic and graduated with a Journalism Diploma. She wrote education articles for newspapers from 1986-87 and for the Evening Post from She has worked as a secretary for a computer firm in England.
- Correspondence with Mateparae 19 Mar., 1993, and 3 Feb., 1998.
- "Thousand Back Tainui Claim." Evening Post 28 Aug. 1989: 1+.
- Mateparae reports on the Tainui Māori Trust Board’s attempt to halt the sale of Coalcorp in the Court of Appeal and she provides a brief background to the case.