Marewa Paranihi

Marewa has been working as a contract analyst programmer since 2001. He has primarily been using MS Access and MS Excel as his main application development tools as well as extensive VBA code to enhance these applications. More recently he has been involved in Office 365 SharePoint consultation and implementations.

With over 19 years contracting experience he has always adapted quickly to different client needs and environments and prides himself in being able to relate to people at every level of an organization.

Database Applications

Marewa works primarily with MS Access and is experienced in all versions. Many of these applications use SQL Server as their main data source. Using VBA Marewa has been able to build very complex database applications that are intuitive and easy to operate.

Spreadsheet Applications

Marewa has worked with MS Excel since 1997 and has create many complex stand alone Excel applications. With the advent of the Power suite of tools he has expanded his knowledge into this field. Power Query – Power Pivot and Power BI

Office 365 Implementations

As part of a recent contract Marewa expanded his skill set to include Office 365 implementations . This was mainly implementing Office 365 into small businesses that were using in house servers and moving their operations into the cloud.


Marewa is always polite and a true gentleman, and he is extremely easy to work with. I cannot recommend him highly enough to any potential employer or contractor. His professional attitude and skill is exemplorary, he is always neatly attired, and he speaks with authority and clarity. Naturally he has become a good friend as well as a co-worker, and it is always great to catch up with him.

Harry Jones – Senior Production Engineer – ABB Discrete Automation and Motion Division – Napier

His down to earth and friendly approach meant Marewa has always been a pleasure to work with and made him popular with
staff, and he has helped us with a number of smaller projects, involving both Access and Excel, and interfacing with other systems. 

Phil Beamish-White – Operation Manager Lumber Division – Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd Napier

Marewa Paranihi created our Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated Registration Database around 8 years ago. We desperately needed a database that would cater for our needs and Marewa created it from scratch. Using the little information we gave him, he created an awesome database that holds information that can be easily updated. It pumps out reports in seconds and holds an extensive amount of information in a nice tidy, easy maintenance database.

Ruth Wong – Communications Officer – Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated Hastings