About Us

We do not guess we test! At Te Rapa Auto Electrical we have all qualified 3(A) grade auto electricians. Also we are winners of People’s Choice Award for the year 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Our Services Include

  • Full Electronic Scan
  • Diagnostics and Repairs
  • Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Car Alarms
  • Starters and Alternators
  • Batteries and Generators
  • Electric windows and Lighting
  • Trailer Wiring
  • Hands-free Kits for Mobiles

Meet Our Team

Matt Barker

Matt Barker

COMPANY DIRECTOR

Together with his wife Bec, Matt owns and runs Te Rapa Auto Electrical and Trends Car Audio. When not at work, you will find Matt somewhere in a forest on a mountain bike attempting insane tracks. Fond of small furry terrorists, Zak the foxy puppy is usually perched on his shoulders supervising the madness that surrounds Matt on a daily basis!

Andre Helm

Auto electrician

Andre has been with us since he was a fresh little rookie entering the workforce. He knows this place inside and out having done his apprenticeship here, and by now only sticks out from the furniture by his ginger beard!

Dean Wier

Dean Wier

Auto electrician

Dean is skilled at finding innovative solutions to the most complex of problems. With over 20 years experience as an Auto Electrical Engineer he has seen it all – and fixed it all! Dean has focus and drive to succeed, using this focus both in his professional life and his personal life to qualify as a black belt.

Aaron Millar

Aaron Millar

Mechanical Technician

Aaron is a very experienced, qualified mechanic and is with us to expand his skills, aiming to be an all-round auto technician. No job is too small, or too large. He is the crazy cat man of the team and is always up for a laugh.

Denver Forno

Denver Forno

APPRENTICE AUTO ELECTRICIAN

Meet the smartest (in his mind) clown to join the circus. Denver is our apprentice/comedian/poser/workshop lackey. Always up for a laugh, Denver is quick to learn and great with customers. Around the workshop the joke is often on Denver but he always takes it with a smile.

Johnny Thompson

Johnny Thompson

WORKSHOP MANAGER

After starting his apprentice many, many (many) moons ago Johnny has dabbled in and out of the industry before finally seeing the light and joining the best team there is. Eternally needing a haircut, this man is a jack of all trades and is the man in charge of managing the circus!

Bec Barker

Bec Barker

RECEPTIONIST

Meet the wonderful woman behind the desk! It takes a special sort of person to put up with so many men in the workshop – and Bec does it with style! Married to Matt, the two of them make an amazing team (the woman has the patience of a saint!) Bec is the administration super star and the go to for any bookings or query’s

Brad Page

Brad Page

Auto electrician

Its always the quiet ones you have to watch! Hiding behind the shy exterior, Brad is highly qualified bringing years of experience and expertise to the team, not just in auto electrical work but as a fully burger maker…yes that’s right people, he used to work at McDonalds!