Steve Teague

- Director

When asked why do we have insurances? Steve believes that love motivates us towards insurance. We love our families and our lives and don’t want to leave a legacy of financial hardship. This caring attitude is what drives Steve to be your insurance advocate. As a passionate surfer, Steve understands that his Taranaki clients choose to be here for lifestyle reasons. This means Steve values the ability to give his clients time … time to relax and discuss their needs either at the office or the client’s home – or out the back of the surf break!

With 20+ years in offering insurance advice, 13 of which have been as a founding director of Paragon, Steve is focused on building long term relationships with clients who agree that insurance is all about protecting our unique lifestyles.

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  Email: Telephone: 021 769 909

John Harrison

- Director

As an ex-farmer, John is passionate about providing insurance solutions to farmers to ensure that if the unexpected happens, their long term goals are not compromised. John’s rural background means he understands the environment that his rural clients work and live in.

He loves to get out of the office and to visit clients in their home environment so they are comfortable. This means John is just as comfortable being your specialist insurance adviser as he is discussing seasonal farming issues.

John is proud to be one of the founding directors of Paragon which has been in the insurance industry since 2003.  A total of 17 years in the insurance industry means John has developed some long lasting client relationships and he looks forward to continuing to work with them and new clients to provide Insurance Solutions for Life.

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  Email: Telephone: 021 427 743


James Thompson

- Adviser

James has made a welcome return to the Insurance Industry after four years being front of house at Kingsway Menswear in New Plymouth. James is genuinely passionate about insurance, as a father himself he realises the value or protecting your loved ones and the things that are most important to them.

Born and bred in Taranaki, he and his son, Jacob make full use of the fantastic Taranaki lifestyle. He is excited to join the Paragon team, where he will be predominantly working with local businesses, professionals and families. He looks forward to building relationships that will last for many years, as people move through their careers and life stages.

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  Email: Telephone: 027 344 4907


Zoë Walls-Renwick

- Adviser

Zoë starts her career as an Adviser with Paragon in February 2018 after four years experience in the insurance industry in the Paragon administrative team. Zoë brings extensive product knowledge and a high level of understanding of the value of insurance to ensure her clients goals aren't compromised should the unexpected happen.

Zoë is excited to use this knowledge and her love of dealing with people to develop relationships with prospective clients and existing Paragon clients to offer them the best possible service. Zoë will be working across all markets with particular focus in the younger market, first home buyers and young families.

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  Email: Telephone: 021 08237605

Robyn Harrison

- Business Manager

Robyn has been part of the Paragon team since the day we opened our doors. Formerly a farming business consultant, Robyn brings a wide range of business management skills to her role as business manager.

  Email: Telephone: 067699909


Chloe Horton

- PA to John Harrison
Chloe has been an intergral part of the Paragon team since 2014.  As John's PA, Chloe manages his diary and is likely to be the one to ring to make review appointments with existing clients.  Chloe's extensive industry experience means she can assist you with any enquiries you might have relating to either new or existing insurance queries.
  Email: Telephone: 06 7699909


Sonia Breach

- Claims Administrator/Office executive

Sonia is the first point of contact at the Paragon reception desk and is most likely to greet you should you visit or ring us.  Sonia also handles the very important role of lodging and administering the claims process for clients and will, along with your adviser, be able to keep you updated on all aspects of your claim.  Sonia enjoys this aspect of working at Paragon and assisting clients when they need it most.

  Email: Telephone: 06 7699909

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