Ari Parata is the brother of Tane Parata and uncle of Nikau Parata. He is portrayed by Rob Kipa-Williams.


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.
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