14th Cook Islands Parliament

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The 14th Cook Islands Parliament is the previous term of the Parliament of the Cook Islands. Its composition was determined by the 2014 elections on 9 July 2014.[1]

Due to an election-night tie the seat of Mitiaro was initially left vacant. The tie was later resolved by a judicial recount, and Tangata Vavia was declared elected.[2]

The Parliament sat for the first time on 8 October 2014.[3]

The Speaker of the 14th Parliament is Niki Rattle.[3] The Deputy Speaker is Rose Toki-Brown.[4]

Initial party standings[edit]

e • d Summary of the 9 July 2014 Cook Islands election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Cook Islands Party 3,499 46,3 13
Democratic Party 3,811 49,2 9
One Cook Islands 790 9,6 2
Titikaveka Oire 96 1,2 0
Independents 73 0.9 0
Total counted 8,364 99.23 24
Invalid/blank votes 65 0.77
Total 8,429 100.00 24
Registered voters/turnout 10,394 81.09
Source: Ministry of Finance and Economic Management


Initial MPs[edit]

Name Party Electorate Term
George Angene OCI Tupapa/Maraerenga Second
James Beer DP Murienua First
Teina Bishop OCI Arutanga/Nikaupara/Reureu Fifth
Mark Brown CIP Takuvaine/Tutakimoa Second
Nandi Glassie CIP Tengatangi/Areora/Ngatiarua Third
Toka Hagai CIP Rakahanga First
Teariki Heather CIP Akaoa Fourth
William (Smiley) Heather DP Ruaau First
Moana Ioane CIP Vaipae/Tautu Second
Toanui Isamaela CIP Amuri/Ureia Second
Willie John CIP Penrhyn First
Tekii Lazaro CIP Pukapuka-Nassau Second
Jim Marurai DP Ivirua Sixth
Ngamau Munokoa DP Nikao/Panama Sixth
Selina Napa DP Titikaveka Second
Albert Nicholas DP Avatiu/Ruatonga First
Tokorua Pareina CIP Tamarua First
Henry Puna CIP Manihiki Third
Rose Toki-Brown CIP Teenui-Mapumai First
Tamaiva Tuavera DP Ngatangiia First
Tai Tura CIP Mauke Second
Kiriau Turepu CIP Matavera Second
Wesley Kareroa DP Oneroa First

New members[edit]

Name Party Electorate Term
Tangata Vavia DP Mitiaro Sixth
Pumati Israela OCI Arutanga-Reureu-Nikaupara First

Summary of changes[edit]


  1. ^ "Cooks parliament dissolved for July election". Radio New Zealand International. 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Cook Islands Court Confirms Mitiaro Seat Belongs To Demos", Cook Islands News, 17 December 2014
  3. ^ a b Emmanuel Samoglou (9 October 2014). "Rattle re-selected as Speaker". Cook Islands News. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Emmanuel Samoglou (14 October 2014). "PM announces key appointments". Cook Islands News. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Phillipa Webb (16 March 2015). "Nicholas jumps to the other side". Cook Islands News. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Delight for Cook Islands Party after by-election win". RNZ International. 3 April 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "OCI in 'historic' victory". Cook Islands News. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2017.