My name is Sharon Mereaira Henrietta Leach. I was born on 21 September 1960 at Gisborne, New Zealand. My parents are Arapeta Meihana Leach and Airiini Merekatene Leach (nee Kopua). My siblings are Darcy Te Whakaaturanga Leach and Dianne Vicky Irene Leach. We are Hare Kopua's grandchildren. My parents are commonly known as Mason and Biddy. Our grandmother is Te Rina Kopua (nee Haronga). I have an only son, Daniel Meihana Robert Leach, born 22 March 1995.