Jim Marurai

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Jim Marurai
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8th Prime Minister of the Cook Islands
In office
14 December 2004 – 29 November 2010
MonarchElizabeth II
RepresentativeFrederick Tutu Goodwin
DeputyGeoffrey Henry
Terepai Maoate
Robert Wigmore
Preceded byRobert Woonton
Succeeded byHenry Puna
Minister of Education
In office
29 June 1999 – 29 November 2010
Prime MinisterGeoffrey Henry
Joe Williams
Terepai Maoate
Robert Woonton
Himself
Succeeded byTeina Bishop
Minister of Police
In office
29 September 2005 – 29 November 2010
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byPeri Vaevae Pare
Succeeded byHenry Puna
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
2009 – 23 December 2009
Preceded byTerepai Maoate
Succeeded byRobert Wigmore
In office
28 July 2009 – 2009
Preceded byWilkie Rasmussen
Succeeded byTerepai Maoate
Member of the Cook Islands Parliament
for Ivirua
In office
1994 – 5 July 2017
Succeeded byTony Armstrong
Personal details
Born(1947-07-09)9 July 1947
Mangaia, Cook Islands
Died5 November 2020(2020-11-05) (aged 73)
Mangaia, Cook Islands
Political partyNew Alliance Party
Cook Islands First Party
Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Tuaine Marurai (deceased)
ChildrenJason Marurai, Anna Marurai, Eion Marurai, Tokoa Marurai, R Marurai
Alma materUniversity of Otago

Jim Marurai (9 July 1947 – 5 November 2020) was a Cook Islands politician. He was the 8th Prime Minister of the Cook Islands from 2004 to 2010. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

In March 2020 Marurai went missing from his home but was found after two days.[1]

Marurai died on 5 November 2020 in Mangaia, Cook Islands at the age of 73.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former Cooks' PM found after going missing for two days". RNZ. 11 March 2020. Retrieved 9 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Former Cook Islands PM Jim Marurai dies". Radio New Zealand. 6 November 2020.