Before moving to Summer Bay, Ari considered himself the protector of the Parata family having been involved with some dangerous activity.
After injuring himself working on a construction site, Ari is taken to the local hospital. While awaiting treatment, the hospital is locked down as a violent siege takes place. Ari comforts Marilyn Chambers while she suffers from a panic attack.
- Ari is the first reoccurring Kiwi character on the show.