Turepu was first elected to Parliament in the 2006 Matavera by-election. As a result, the government lost its majority and dissolved Parliament to avoid a confidence vote. He was unsuccessful in the ensuing 2006 election, but was re-elected at the 2010 election.
In May 2011 Turepu was made associate minister of agriculture. In July 2013 he was appointed to Cabinet proper as Minister of Agriculture. In November 2013 he was also given responsibility for the Business and Environment portfolios.
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- "Cook Islands cabinet increases in size". Radio New Zealand International. 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
- Emmanuel Samoglou (2013-07-26). "New minister joins cabinet". Cook Islands News. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
- Emmanuel Samoglou (2013-07-27). "Turepu takes on agriculture". Cook Islands News. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
- Emmanuel Samoglou (2013-11-04). "Long awaited cabinet shuffle announced". Cook Islands News. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
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