Ariana Barrett

Iwi Administrator

Ko Aorangi te Maunga

Ko Moawhango te Awa

Ko Ngāti Tamakōpiri, ko Ngāti Whitikaupeka, ko Ngāi Tahu ōku iwi

Ko Opaea, ko Moawhango ōku Marae

Nō Taihape ahau


Workplace First Aider

I have been raised in Taihape and now my husband and I are raising our two young boys in our small community. We are also in a deer farming partnership and enjoy raising our boys on the farm.

We both have strong whakapapa ties to the Mōkai Pātea rohe. We love sharing our passion for sport and the outdoors with our boys, they are both avid rugby players, we spend most Saturdays at the rugby and netball courts. 

Since I started working at Mōkai Pātea Services, I have been making the connections back to my own tikanga-a-iwi, so the knowledge I gather I can pass on to my children and, one day, my mokopuna, so they know where they come from. 

“Whakawhirinaki te rerenga o tō mauri”

Trust that the flow of life is right for your soul.