The Team

Lorraine (left) and Michele (right)

Michele Twigden

I established Pride Accounting Solutions Limited in 1995. After a career as Commercial Financier in Auckland, it was a great decision to come to Northland to live!

I have two grown-up sons, who tower over me.  The eldest still lives in Kerikeri and younger far, far away in Scotland. Whilst living here, I’ve been involved in community volunteer work as Committee Member, Treasurer and Trustee of Schools and Hospice. Kerikeri allows me to enjoy my extensive gardens, walks, fishing, swimming, and glamping. I’ve recently learnt to scuba dive at my ripe old age, so now I’m also a Kaimoana gatherer!

During my time in business, I have been privileged to meet and help so many wonderful people and look forward to continuing to do so. Our aim is to provide a personal service to small to medium businesses with understanding and respect for their specific needs. Every client has different needs.


Lorraine Rouse

I moved to Northland from Taupo with my husband four and a half years ago and am still exploring the beautiful landscapes and coastlines this area has to offer.

We lived in Taupo for many years, working in the farming and hospitality industries and bringing up our two sons, who have now flown the coop and are pursuing their own careers.

My spare time is spent out walking with my dog Milly, gardening, playing tennis and paddle boarding or kayaking around the Kerikeri inlet and surrounds.  My sons and I are keen skiers and grab a day up the mountain whenever possible in winter.

I also run our Airbnb property in Taupo, which keeps me busy when Covid is not disrupting travellers. 

I joined Michele at Pride Accounting in September 2021 and am enjoying being part of the team sharing my administrative knowledge and meeting all her lovely clients.