Matavera by-election 2006

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The 2006 Matavera by-election was a by-election in the Cook Islands seat of Matavera. It took place on 19 July 2006, and was precipitated by the conviction of former Police Minister Peri Vaevae Pare for fraud.[1]

The by-election was won by Cook Islands Party candidate Kiriau Turepu.[2] As a result, the government lost its majority, and dissolved Parliament to avoid a confidence vote,[3] precipitating the 2006 general election.

Matavera by-election 2006[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CIP Kiriau Turepu 234 55.8
DP Vaine Teokotai 185 44.2
Turnout 419 100


  1. ^ "Voters to go to polls in Matavera in Cooks". Radio New Zealand International. 2006-06-08. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  2. ^ a b "Cook Islands Party wins Matavera by-election". Radio New Zealand International. 2006-07-20. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  3. ^ "Cooks parliament dissolved". Radio New Zealand International. 2006-07-25. Retrieved 2010-04-11.