MEMBER FOR AKAOA
Member of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY
DOB: 15 August, 1962
POB: Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Nationality: Cook Islands
Akaoa is one of the 10 Electorate in Rarotonga on the West/South side of the island in the Puaikura district.
Elected to the Parliament of the Cook Islands for the first time in 2018, general election.
MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS :
No Ministerial appointments.
Served as a Member of the following Select Committee:
- Agriculture Committee
- Privileges Committee.
PUBLIC SERVICE INFORMATION:
The Baker family migrated overseas and most of the Members’ early adult life experience was in the field of arboriculture. He returned home in 1999 and established a “tree management” business – Baker Tree Services.
He is an active village contributor in all sectors of the community; tradition, sports and church activities and programs.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION:
Primary School in Rarotonga. Secondary School – Tereora College.
Migrated in his youth to Australia and trained as an arborist (tree surgeon).
TRADITIONAL TITLE (TA’ONGA MATAKEINANGA):
No traditional title.
A widower in 2019 with 2 children from his first wife Sue nee Nolan. Remarried to Nikki Baker nee Hill in 2020.