About Me

Ko Putauaki me Ruapehu nga Maunga

Ko Rangitaiki me Whanganui nga Awa

Ko Mataatua me Aotea nga Waka

Ko Ngāti Awa me Te Atihaunui ā Paparangi nga Iwi

Ko Ngai Taiwhakaea me Nga Pāerangi nga Hapū

Ko Te Paroa me Kaiwhaiki nga Marae

Ko Rose Haskell tōku Ingoa

I am a New Plymouth based Marriage Celebrant who travels all around Taranaki and beyond for the job, and officiates all kinds of ceremonies!

Before becoming a marriage celebrant, I married my husband Dane in the spring of 2013. We have two sweet young daughters – Zarnie, born in 2012 and Evanee, born in 2014.

As well as bringing up my two little girls, I am the Coordinator of the Taranaki Plunket Community Services. In my role, I deliver all that is necessary to ensure the Taha Whanau (Social Wellbeing) and Taha Hinengaro (Emotional + Mental Wellbeing) of Taranaki families is in tip-top condition. I do this by establishing and supporting playroups, coffee groups and educational workshops. I attend community meetings and support the Plunket Nurses with all of their needs and requests.

I was born in Whakatane and have moved all around the Bay of Plenty and Waikato with my mother and step-father as they worked in the Dairy Farming Industry. We settled in the Eastern Bay township of Otakiri/Edgecumbe where I attended Edgecumbe College.

I went on to achieve an Honours Degree in Social Sciences, majoring in Sociology and Political Science at the University of Waikato. I have spent time in retail, the Public Sector and in administration before landing my current role at Plunket, which is a very fulfilling role with an amazing team.

I have two brothers and two sisters: Ela, born in 1991; Joel & Aidan, twins, born in 2002 and Breanah, born in 2005. My mother resides with her partner in Whakatane and my dad with his wife in Blenheim. I have two sweet little nieces – Peyton, born in 2010 and McKenna (affectionately known as Mickey), born in 2013. My sister and I had the three younger girls, Zarnie, Mickey and Evanee 10 months apart respectively – how’s that for timing?

My interests include drinking Sangria and eating platters, surfing Facebook, watching Zombie shows and Keanu Reeves movies (ok, just John Wick), hanging out with my children and friends, and a newly found interest and skill in website building (thanks Hogan Chua!)

About Me

Why I became a Marriage Celebrant

I was at a wedding, back in February 2015 and at that wedding, friends of ours who were planning their nuptials the following summer asked my husband about the prospect of becoming a celebrant to officiate their wedding. He was open to the idea, so we asked the celebrant who officiated the wedding we were at what it took to become a marriage celebrant.

She walked us through the process and the looked me smack bam in the face and said “hey, you’d be a good celebrant”. I asked why, and she explained that, to become a celebrant, you must show that you fill a certain gap in your community. For me it was that I was young and I was also of maori descent. A couple of weeks later, I said to my husband (quite embarrassed, knowing I was going to rain on his parade) that I quite liked the idea of this celebrant thing. Knowing how ‘in the present’ I lived, also taking in to account at that time our children were 1 and 2 years old, he said not to do it. But, for the second time in our entire relationship, I DEFIED HIM!

I started the application process in February 2015, and was eventually registered as a Celebrant in July 2015.

Professional  Organisations

Marriage Celebrant


I am a member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand.

The Celebrants Association of New Zealand (CANZ) provides access to professional celebrants with a commitment to quality service, professional standards and ethics.



You can find me in the Taranaki Weddings directory.

Taranaki Weddings is your one stop shop for all your wedding needs and I am honoured to be in among some of Taranaki’s finest wedding vendors.


You can find me on the My Kiwi Wedding directory.

My Kiwi Wedding has been built from scratch with one main purpose: to help you plan your awesome wedding in our beautiful New Zealand. We have lots of articles with great tips and advices, real weddings to fill your creative and visual needs, as well as our online visual library that is collated with stunning images from weddings around New Zealand.

About Me


I am a member of the The Glitter Squad!

This lot are a nationwide collective of young-at-heart Celebrants keen to celebrate your wedding the way you want to. No more boring, bland, beige ceremonies that put your guests to sleep. Let us help you celebrate your love!