Queen's Representative

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The Queen's Representative is the formal title given to the representative of Queen Elizabeth II, as Queen of New Zealand, in the Cook Islands. The office of Queen's Representative is different from that of the Governor-General of New Zealand.

The representative of the Queen as head of state in each Commonwealth realm is the Governor-General. However, the self-government provisions for the Cook Islands within the Realm of New Zealand allow the Queen to be represented as head of state in Cook Islands affairs by the Queen's Representative, while the Governor-General of New Zealand represents the Queen in matters pertaining to the entire Realm.[1][2]

List of Queen's Representatives in the Cook Islands[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office
1 Sir Gaven Donne 1982 18 September 1984
2 Sir George Speight (acting) 18 September 1984 19 December 1984
3 Sir Tangaroa Tangaroa 19 December 1984 19 December 1990
4 Sir Apenera Pera Short 19 December 1990 14 November 2000
5 Lawrence Murray Greig (acting) 14 November 2000 9 February 2001
6 Sir Frederick Tutu Goodwin 9 February 2001 27 July 2013
7 Tom J. Marsters 27 July 2013 Incumbent

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