The ministry of Internal Affairs wishes to share this Media release from the Cook Islands National Youth Council and wish their New Committee members the best for the coming Year and hope to continue to work in partnership in empowering Youth in the Cook Islands….
“In an official meeting, held on the 9th of February, the Cook Islands National Youth Council moved to replace outgoing President Ms. Naomi Manavaikai, who stepped down from the position in the same meeting. In true solidarity, Ms. Manavaikai expressed to the council that she had found the role to be rewarding but rather demanding and was happy to step down to allow for another member to lead the council. She will continue to support the work of the council as a committee member.
In the same meeting, Ms. Sieni Tiraa was voted in as Ms. Manavaikai’s replacement, and has now assumed the role of CINYC president. Ms. Tiraa brings much enthusiasm and vitality to the work of the council and is more than ready to lead the team.
Other positions that became vacant at the said meeting included the Treasurer and Secretary. The role of Treasurer, vacated by Mr. Papamama Pokino, has now been taken up by Ms. Nukutau Pokura. The position of secretary, which was vacated by Ms. Tiraa after being elected President, was taken up by Ms. Piakura Passfield who is willing to assist the council to achieve its aspirations. In addition, Rotaract president, Mr. Daniel Fisher has rejoined the Council and Ms. Roimata Wilson resumes her role, both as committee members.
The Cook Islands Youth Council has a strong team with many passionate members wanting to ensuring and advocating for the best for our young people, in partnership with government and non-government stakeholders.
The revitalized council members 2017/18 are:
- Ms. Sieni Tiraa (President)
- Mr. Tereapii Tumutoa (Vice-President)
- Mr. Liam Kokaua (Vice-President)
- Ms. Nukutau Pokura (Treasurer/Public Relations)
- Ms. Piakura Passfield (secretary)
- Committee members: Ms. Rima Moekaa, Ms. Naomi Manavaikai, Mr. Daniel Fisher and Ms. Roimata Wilson
If any aspiring young activists out there in the community would like to become part of the council as a committee member, just contact Ms. Sieni Tiraa on 81423, email [email protected] or drop us a message on Facebook for more details.