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PA ENUA GOVERNANCE DIVISION.
The Pa Enua Governance is another output of the Office of the Prime Minister. The core functions of this division are to provide:
- Oversight on governance and on the delivery of Island Government services in the Pa Enua
- Co-ordinate and provide support in the implementation of Pa Enua community development programmes
- Provide mediation services and advice to resolve development issues and complaints
Island Government is a Council established under the 2012-2013 Island Government Act. It is composed of elected members consisting of a mayor and councilors, appointed members consisting of traditional leaders or representative, religious representative and members of parliament. The later 3 are ex-officio members of the Island Government.
The Island Government is the key decision making authority on the island regarding Central Government functions. Their purpose is to provide good, efficient and effective governance for the island in relation to those responsibilities conferred upon them by the Island Government Act.
There is an Island Government for each of the 10 inhabited islands in the Cook Islands including: Mangaia, Atiu, Mauke, Mitiaro, Aitutaki, Palmerston, Pukapuka/Nassau, Manihiki, Rakahanga and Penrhyn. The Island Government may also be known as Kavamani Enua or any other term prescribed by regulations made under the Island Government Act.
STAFF OF ISLAND GOVERNMENTS
The Executive Officer (EO) is the principal administrative officer of the Island Government. He or she is appointed in accordance with any process prescribed by regulations made under the Island Government Act and any other instructions given from time to time by the Public Service Commissioner.
Amongst other duties, the Executive Officer is primarily responsible for implementing the decisions of the Island Government. He or she is to ensure and promote efficient management of the Island Government and the effective performance of its functions and responsibilities.
Mayor and EO of the Island Governments
|Island||Mayor||Executive Officer (EO)||EO Contact|
|Mangaia||Teremoana Atariki||Anthony Whytefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Atiu||Upokoina Mokoroa||Maara Tairiemail@example.com|
|Mauke||Vaine Aberahama||Royston Jonesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mitiaro||Tuaine Ngametua||Charlie Raniemail@example.com|
|Aitutaki||Tekura Bishop||Tuaine Georgefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Palmerston||Taepae Marsters||Arthur Nealeemail@example.com|
|Pukapuka/Nassau||Levi Walewaoa||Pio Ravaruafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Manihiki||Ngamata Napara||Jane Rainaemail@example.com|
|Rakahanga||Neti Tarau||Nga Takaifirstname.lastname@example.org|