Coat of Arms of the Cook Islands


Photo: Mr. Teina BishopHon. Cassey EGGELTON

  • Member for Matavera
  • Rarotonga
  • Member of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • DOB: 26th February 1952
  • POB: Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Parliamentary Services:

First elected as a Member of Parliament of the Cook Islands on the 26th September 2006, Snap Election. Appointed Deputy Speaker on 29th June 2007.

Ministerial Appointments:

Current Ministerial Portfolio (2009-2010) includes:

• National Environment Services
• Cultural Development, Historic Places Trust

Committee Service:

Chairperson for the:

Member for the:

Service Information:

Supports all Matavera village sports, youth, women and church programmes and activities. Very much involved in all traditional leaders endeavours.


Visits, Conferences and Delegations:

38th CPA Presiding Officers and Clerks Conference, Rarotonga, Cook Islands May 2007,

Parliamentary Study Tour to NZ Parliament, Wellington, New Zealand, 1-4 July 2008,

54th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 2008

CDI Parliamentary Speakers Course, Brisbane, Australia, 22/26 June 2009,

CDI Professional Skills Development Course, Canberra, Australia, 21-30 October 2009

18th CPA Australia Pacific Region Seminar, Wellington, New Zealand, 2-6 November 2009

Community Services:


Board Member - Miss South Pacific Pageant;

President of the Miss Cook Islands Pageant Association.


Patron Miss Cook Islands Pageant Association


Honorary French Consul of the Cook Islands


Invested with Chiefly Title - “Tara’are Mataiapo”

Acting Secretary to the “Puara-a-Takitumu” (Assembly of Traditional Leaders for the district of Takitumu)


Attended Ngatangiia Primary school 1957-1960;

Nikao Side School 1961-1963; and

Tereora College 1964-1967.


Married and have two (2) daughters.