John Barr Insurance

The business operates from a shop-front office in central Putaruru and has done so for over 30 years. Both myself and my wife Barbara grew up in Putaruru and have been involved in the local community in various way over the years.

We raised our family here in the South Waikato so have enjoyed and used all the great assets and facilities this area has to offer. We both play golf and are currently involved with the local golf club. Our philosophy has always been to look after our clients and provide personal service and advice.

Our point of difference is that you always know who you are dealing with and who is working for you – John or Barbara.

Meet us



07 883 8090

027 3353 630

John was born in Putaruru and has lived in Putaruru ever since.

John has an extensive clientele and many of his clients who now live elsewhere, still retain John’s services to look after their insurance business. Having insurance in safe stable hands and with someone you know personally, seems to have a comforting factor.

John has been involved in the community in many ways over the years in various roles and responsibilities and he has been a local Justice of the Peace since 2015.

In his spare time John enjoys playing golf and getting out to the South Waikato lakes and rivers, trout fishing.



(07) 883 8090

Barbara is John’s right hand woman and works with John in the office. Barbara was also born in Putaruru and loves the South Waikato and all it offers.

From a banking background with strong in admin skills, Barbara ensures the office runs smoothly and has an extensive knowledge of the general insurance products on offer.

Barbara has also been involved in the community in various roles and is presently secretary of the Putaruru Golf Club.

Barbara enjoys keeping fit, which includes playing golf when time allows.