Ngareta was born in Rawene in the Hokianga and was educated at Kohukohu Primary School and Broadwood Area School. She went on to study at Victoria University and is part way through completing a B.A. She currently works as an office manager.
- Correspondence from Ngareta Jones 17 June 2004.
- "He Kohikohinga Whakaaro." Te Hikoi Ki Waitangi, 1985. [Otara: Waitangi Action Committee, 198?]: 89-90.
- In this interview Kahu Pou, Hiraina Polson and Ngareta Jones give their views on the appointment of Sir Paul Reeves as Governor General of New Zealand, and comment on the fact that the Governor General is also a Bishop in the Anglican Church.