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 15+ years in offering insurance advice, 11 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.

  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 15 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.

  Email: Telephone: 021 427 743

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.



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 realizes 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 busineses, professionals and families.  He looks forward to building relationships that will last for many years, as people move through their careers and life stages.
  Email: Telephone: 027 344 4907


Courtney Honeyfield

- Office executive

Courtney returns to the Paragon team following the birth of her first child on a part time basis working 9 am - 2.30 pm Monday to Thursday.  Courtney is the first point of contact at Paragon during these office hours and handles general client enquiries with ease.l

  Email: Telephone: 06 7699909


Chloe Cortesi

- PA to John Harrison
Chloe joined the Paragon team in January 2014 to cover firstly Courtney's parental leave and continues now to cover Brenda's leave.  As John's PA Chloe is likely to be the one to ring and organise appointments and do all the follow up administrative work for John.  Chloe comes to Paragon from some time in retail and also a short time with fellow insurance advisers Planwise from Tauranga.  Chloe's passion is marketing which will be put to good use once she settles to her administrative role at Paragon.
  Email: Telephone: 06 7699909


Zoe Walls-Renwick

- PA to Steve Teague
Zoe joined the Paragon team in 2012 and is likely to be the friendly face to greet you at reception.  Zoe as PA to Steve Teague manages his diary and workload and her now extensive experience in the insurance industry means she can often help with any enquiries as the first point of contact.
  Email: Telephone: 06 7699909


Sonia Breach

- Claims Administrator/Office executive

Sonia initially did some work experience at Paragon whilst completing her Business administration qualification at WITT then following twelve months in the office at New World a permanent position at Paragon became available.  Sonia will be at reception and the person most likely to greet you should you visit or ring Paragon and she is available to answer all your queries.  In addition Sonia will handle the very important role of administering claims and will be able to keep you updated on all aspects of the claims process along with your adviser.


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