John Tangi

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John David Tangi (born 13 November 1950) is a Cook Islands politician and former Member of the Cook Islands Parliament. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Tangi was born in Alofi, Niue. He was educated at Nikao and Avarua primary schools, Tereora College and Niue Island High School before attending the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, and the University of Hawaii. He was first elected to Parliament as MP for Tupapa/Maraerenga in the 2006 election, and served as Leader of the House and Parliamentary Chaplain.

Tangi is a Pastor in the Assembly of God church.

In July 2010 Tangi failed to win re-selection as the Democratic Party candidate in his electorate.[1] He subsequently ran as an independent in the 2010 elections,[2] but failed to win re-election.


  1. ^ "Tupa takes Tupapa". Cook Islands News. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  2. ^ "Already on the campaign trail". Cook Islands News. 2010-09-02. Retrieved 2010-09-10. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile at Cook Islands Parliament.