Hon. Jim MARURAI
Member for Ivirua
Mangaia, Southern Cook Islands
Member of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY
DOB: 9th July 1947
POB: Mangaia, Cook Islands
First elected as a Member of Parliament of the Cook Islands in the by-Election for Ivirua, December 1994. Re-elected in the 1999 and 2004 General Elections and recently on 26th September 2006, Snap Election.
1997 to mid 1999 - Opposition Member
June to July 1999 - Cabinet Minister: Coalition One
July to October 1999 - Cabinet Minister: Coalition Two
Early October to mid November 1999 - Opposition Member
Mid November 1999 to February 2002 - Cabinet Minister: Coalition Three
Mid October 2002 - Cabinet Minister: Coalition Four
December 2004 - Prime Minister of the Cook Islands.
Appointed Prime Minister since December 2004.
1. Office of the Prime Minister
· National Research & Development Institute
· National Sustainable Development Plan
· National Development Council
2. Information & Technology
· Information Technology
3. Ministry of Education
4. National Human Resources Department
5. Office of the Head of State
6. Police Department
7. Public Service Commission
HOD for Commerce, Mangaia College
Deputy Principal, Mangaia College
Principal Mangaia College, 1997
Office in Charge of EPS, Mangaia
CEO Mangaia Growers Association
Director of Labour and Employment
Documentation Officer, Public Service Commissioner
Clerk, Premier’s Department
Visits, Conferences and Delegations:
Attended the 2000 CPA General Conference, Great Britain.
Committee member of:
Ivirua Sports Club 1979-1998
Ivirua Tractor Committee 1991-1997
Puna Karanga Hall Committee 1996-1998
Attended Ivirua and Oneroa Primary school on Mangaia then to Tereora College, Rarotonga and Napier Boys High school, New Zealand for secondary school education. Continued tertiary education at the University of Otago, New Zealand.
Hon. Prime Minister has five (5) adult children from his first marriage. His second wife, Maineangareu recently passed away.