Hon. Tina PUPUKE BROWNE
MEMBER FOR RAKAHANGA
Member of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY
DOB: 4 April, 1955
POB: Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Nationality: Cook Islands
Rakahanga is an island Electorate in the Northern Group islands.
Confirmed Member of Parliament of the Cook Islands on 21 December, 2018 following the Rakahanga petition. Sworn Member of Parliament on 8 April, 2019.
MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS :
Elected Party Leader of the Opposition in 2017.
Served as a Member of the following Select Committee:
- Standing Orders Committee,
- Privileges Committee, and
- Immigration Committee.
PUBLIC SERVICE INFORMATION:
Served in Crown Law Office on return from studies and work experience in New Zealand.
After she entered the private sector to practice law. She started her own law business in the 1990s.
A keen sportswoman; she served as President of Cook Islands Netball Association for 15 years (1981-1995) and Director of International Netball Federation for 20 years (1999-2019). Contributed her support to South Pacific Games as Committee and Jury for Netball.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION:
Primary School – Avarua School.
Secondary School – Tereora College
Attained a Bachelor of Laws from University of Canterbury in 1974. Admitted to the Bar as Barrister & Solicitor at Auckland University in 1979.
TRADITIONAL TITLE (TA’ONGA MATAKEINANGA):
No traditional title.
Married to Richard Browne with 4 children.