Tereapii Maki KAVANA
MEMBER FOR ARUTANGA-REUREU-NIKAUPARA [AITUTAKI]
Member of the COOK ISLANDS PARTY
DOB: 18 January, 1963
POB: Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Nationality: Cook Islands
Arutanga/Reureu/Nikaupara is one of three Electorate on the Island of Aitutaki, also known as Araura or Utataki-enua.
Elected to the Parliament of the Cook Islands for the first time in the 2018, general election.
MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS :
Assistant Minister to Hon. Patrick Arioka for:
- Cook Islands Tourism Corporation.
Served as a Member of the following Select Committee:
- Agriculture Committee
- Bills Committee
- Privileges Committee
PUBLIC SERVICE INFORMATION:
Served in the banking field. Bank officer for the Post Office and Acting Manager for the Cook Islands Savings Bank and later cashier/lending officer for the Bank of the Cook Islands.
Very active in supporting his village of Arutanga. He holds the position of Assistant Head Elder and Assistant Church Treasurer for his Arutanga Seventh-day Adventist church.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION:
Primary School – Vaitau School (1969-1976).
Secondary School – Araura College (1977-1982).
TRADITIONAL TITLE (TA’ONGA MATAKEINANGA):
No traditional title.
Married to Teauparetea nee Maramatoa with 3 children.