Arun Bola[1] is a castaway from Survivor New Zealand: Thailand.

Arun Started strong in his original Chani alliance and was one of the most influential players in the pre-merge. Arun formed a day one alliance with JT when both noticed the other looking for idols instead of helping with the shelter or camp. Arun, was the centre of several alliances: a tight three with Eve and JT, and a 5-person alliance with Franky and Dave.

Dave and Arun had a strong bond throughout the game but was ultimately voted out first after Merge for being a big threat from the original Chani tribe by the original Khangkhaw and not being well respected by Renee.


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Name: Arun
Hometown: Hamilton
Age: 30
Occupation: Dairy Farmer
With a family and two young children back home in Hamilton supporting him, Arun is excited to take on Survivor New Zealand.
Working on the family farm he grew up on in the Waikato, Arun is proud to be 3rd generation dairy farmer and is hoping the manual labour he completes on the farm will help him out in the physical challenges.
Why did you apply for Survivor? I've always been up for a challenge, and I love trying new things. So, the idea of being completely out of my comfort zone on an epic adventure was too good not to apply for!
What did you do to prepare for Survivor? I trained for endurance, both physically and mentally. Luckily being a farmer, I'm outdoors daily doing physical work.
What's your strategy on the island? My strategy will change day to day, group to group, but basically I think I'll have a plan and encourage my ideas but wait for someone to make it their own. That way I avoid being the leader!
What travel experience do you have? I've travelled around America, Europe, East Asia and India. Plus, I've done a fair bit of camping and working outdoors definitely will come in handy!
What makes you the ideal teammate? I'm super handy, and I'm definitely not lazy! I'm very straightforward, well as much as you can be in the circumstances! Plus, I never hold a grudge and I am pretty friendly.
Why do you think you should win Survivor? I think I should win Survivor because I will 100% play my own game.[2]

Survivor New Zealand

Voting History

Arun's Voting History
Episode Arun's
Voted Against
1 Karla -
2 Karla -
3 Franky -
4 Chani Tribe Immune
5 Chani Tribe Immune
6 Josh -
7 Dylan -
8 Ineligible1 Adam, Lisa (2x),
Matt, Renee
Voted Out, Day 24
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In Episode 8 Lisa used a Vote Steal advantage on Arun, preventing him from voting at Tribal Council.


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