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Ministry Personnel

Minister of Transport Hon. Robert Tapaitau[email protected]
Secretary of TransportJohn Hosking[email protected]
Aviation Section
Director of Civil AviationDonald Guinea[email protected]
Aviation Technical InspectorMakea Pauka[email protected] 
Aviation Security InspectorSimiona Teiotu[email protected]
Aviation OfficerTe Anau Rani[email protected]
Maritime Section
Director of MarinePatricia Tuara[email protected] 
Maritime Safety OfficerMarah Tairi[email protected]
Maritime Security OfficerAmy Ngatamaine[email protected]
Maritime OfficerMerran Munro[email protected]

Land Transport
Director of Land TransportMichelle Aisake [email protected]
Transport Licensing OfficerLeanne Browne[email protected]

Meteorological Services
Director of Meteorological ServicesArona Ngari[email protected] 
Operations Manager (Met)Bates Manea[email protected]
Administration OfficerRayla Pokino[email protected]
Met Officer

Michael Rau

Nathan Tisam

Bates Manea

Manea Maretapu

Tinomana Naea

Bouchard Solomona

Romehael Rauraa

Tehira Winchester

Metuangaro Ngaoire

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Technical Services Manager (Met)Vacant 
Technical Officer (Met)Samuel Nga[email protected]

Corporate Section
Corporate Service DirectorMii Rongo[email protected]
Liquor Licensing OfficerJane Maxwell[email protected]
Dangerous Goods InspectorRei Enoka[email protected]
Administration Support OfficerTai Cummings[email protected]

About to the Ministry of Transport

The Cook Islands Ministry of Transport is a Government department in a country dependent upon maritime and aviation transport, both nationally and internationally. The Ministry of Transport is charged with carrying out all of the functions of maritime and aviation administration necessary under international and national law in a rapidly changing and developing transport environment.

In addition, the Cook Islands Meteorological Service is a division of the Ministry of Transport. The Met Service provides the latest weather updates, forecasts and warnings for the Cook Islands.

The Offices of the Ministry of Transport are also responsible for administering the liquor licensing regime and secretariat to the licensing of public transport such as taxi, buses and tourism transfers transportation.

For general enquiries, please contact [email protected]

The MoT office is located at the Port of Avatiu, Rarotonga.

The Met Office is located at Nikao, Rarotonga.

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