Coat of Arms of the Cook Islands


Photo: Mr. Teina BishopHon. Tereapii PIHO

  • Member for Manihiki
    Member of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    DOB:   25th August 1960
    POB:    Rakahanga, Cook Islands

Parliamentary Services:

First elected as a Member of the Parliament of the Cook Islands on the 26th September, 2006 Snap Election.

Ministerial Appointments:

Current Ministerial Portfolio (2009-2010) includes:

• Justice
• Health
• Internal Affairs
• Youth, Sports and Recreation
• Non-Government Organisation

Associate Minister for Tourism, Immigration, Foreign Affairs, Culture and Marines (2006-2009).

Committee Service:

Chairman for the following Select Committees:

·          Commerce 2007;

·          Education  and Science 2007. 

Member of these Select Committees:

·          Finance and Public Expenditure;

·          Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade.

Service Information:

Businessman, family business. 

Visits, Conferences and Delegations:

Council of Ministers for Tourism meeting, Nukualofa, Tonga - June 2006

Community Services:

Board Member for Business Trade & Investment Board; Director of A & M Pearls Ltd;

Director of Mataroa Shipping & Trading Ltd.


Education in New Zealand where Mr Piho gained NZ School Certificate; NZ Sixth Form Certificate and NZIM Management Diploma.


Mr. Tereapii Piho was born on Rakahanga, on 25th August 1960.  He is married to Mehau (nee Charlie) and they have four (4) children - Desmond (son), Puapii (son), Gerald (son), and Ana (daughter).