Kiriau Turepu

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Kiriau Turepu is a Cook Islands politician and Cabinet Minister. He is a member of the Cook Islands Party.

Turepu was first elected to Parliament in the 2006 Matavera by-election.[1] As a result, the government lost its majority and dissolved Parliament to avoid a confidence vote.[2] He was unsuccessful in the ensuing 2006 election, but was re-elected at the 2010 election.

Cabinet Minister[edit]

In May 2011 Turepu was made associate minister of agriculture.[3] In July 2013 he was appointed to Cabinet proper as Minister of Agriculture.[4][5] In November 2013 he was also given responsibility for the Business and Environment portfolios.[6]


  1. ^ "Cook Islands Party wins Matavera by-election". Radio New Zealand International. 2006-07-20. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Cooks parliament dissolved". Radio New Zealand International. 2006-07-25. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  3. ^ "Cook Islands cabinet increases in size". Radio New Zealand International. 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  4. ^ Emmanuel Samoglou (2013-07-26). "New minister joins cabinet". Cook Islands News. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  5. ^ Emmanuel Samoglou (2013-07-27). "Turepu takes on agriculture". Cook Islands News. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  6. ^ Emmanuel Samoglou (2013-11-04). "Long awaited cabinet shuffle announced". Cook Islands News. Retrieved 2014-01-28.