Jeanette was born in Palmerston North and attended Onekawa Primary School, Taradale Intermediate and Taradale High School. She has worked for the N.Z. Forest Service, NZ Timberlands Ltd., Department of Social Welfare, Department of Conservation, Napier City Council, Career Services Rapuara and Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawkes Bay. Her married name is Fifield.
- Email and correspondence from Jeanette Fifield, 26 July and 29 July 2004.
- "Family Honoured by Pope." Tu Tangata 34 (1987): 20.
- Jeanette Paku writes a short note of tribute to her father, Thomas Rei Paku, on the occasion of her father being chosen to receive the Eucharist from the Pope during his visit to Wellington in November 1986.