Coat of Arms of the Cook Islands


Photo: Mr. Teina BishopMrs. Ngai Ngatara TUPA

  • Member for Takuvaine-Tutakimoa Rarotonga
    Member of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    DOB:   24th April 1936
    POB:    Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Parliamentary Services:

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

Committee Services:

Committee Member for Select Committee for:

·          Education & Science SC;

·          Land, Local Government, and Cultural Affairs;

·          Labour SC.

Service Information:

CI Child Welfare President twenty years; Rarotonga Girl Guides Commissioner three years; Member fo the Parole Board three years; Member of the Rarotonga Environment Authority.

Mama Ngai and her husband own and operate a very successful family business, a village shop since 1974.

Community Service:

President of the Takuvaine Sports and Cultural Association five years; Kumiti Oire Vaka Te- Au-O-Tonga. Mama Ngai and her husband Papa Tupa sponsor many church, youth, sports and community activities and programs in Takuvaine and Tutakimoa.


Attended  St. Joseph Catholic Primary School.


Mama Ngai is married to Tupa Urirau Tupa and they have 11 children of their own plus six feeding children. They have many grandchildren.