Albert (Peto) Nicholas

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Albert (Peto) Nicholas (9 May 1951 – 15 August 2012) was a Cook Islands politician. He was member of the Cook Islands Parliament for the seat of the seat of Avatiu/Ruatonga for 18 years.

Nicholas was born on Rarotonga and educated at St Joseph primary school and Tereora College. He was first elected to Parliament as a member of the Alliance Party in the 1994 election.[1] He was re-elected in 1999 as a member of the New Alliance Party, but switched allegiance to the Cook Islands Party later that year.[1]

Nicholas left the CIP in July 2010 following a dispute about candidate selection, and founded the Party Tumu.[2] He stood under that party's banner in the 2010 election, but was unsuccessful.

On 15 August 2012 Nicholas died of a heart attack while driving in Rarotonga.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "New Albert stands for values of old". Cook Islands News. 2010-07-09. Archived from the original on 21 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  2. ^ "New party from CIP fallout". Cook Islands News. 2010-07-03. Archived from the original on 15 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-11. 
  3. ^ Calida Smylie (2012-08-16). "Tragic accident". Cook Islands News. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  4. ^ "Former Cooks MP in fatal accident". Radio New Zealand International. 2012-08-17. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile at Cook Islands Parliament.