About Us


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]

Ministry Personnel

Minister of Transport  Hon. Albert Nicholas [email protected]
Secretary of Transport John Hosking [email protected]
Aviation Section    
Director of Civil Aviation Dennis Hoskin [email protected]
Aviation Technical Inspector Te Anau Rani [email protected]
Aviation Security Inspector Simiona Teiotu [email protected]
Aviation Officer Ahlissa Sosene [email protected]
Mike Papatua [email protected] 
Maritime Section    
Director of Maritime Patricia Tuara [email protected] 
Maritime Safety Officer Marah Tairi [email protected]
Maritime Security Officer Amy Ngatamaine [email protected]
Maritime Officer Merran Munro [email protected]
Land Transport Section    
Director of Land Transport Michelle Aisake  [email protected]
Transport Licensing Officer Leanne Kiria-Browne [email protected]
Meteorological Services    
Director of Meteorological Services Maara Vaiimene [email protected] 
Senior Meteorological Observer Bates Manea [email protected]
Administration Officer Joann Tomokino [email protected]
Quality Assurance Officer Nathan Tisam [email protected]
Climate Science Officer Bouchard Solomona [email protected]
Oceans Science Officer Metuangaro Ngaoire [email protected]
Principal Technical Officer  Samuel Nga [email protected]
Technical Officer Manea Maretapu [email protected]
Meteorological Observer Tinomana Naea [email protected]
Romehael Rauraa [email protected] 
Akaara Topetai [email protected]
Florence Glassie
[email protected]
Tiare Monga [email protected]
Teina Maunga [email protected]
Corporate Section     
Director of Corporate Services Mii Rongo [email protected]
Liquor Licensing Officer Jane Maxwell [email protected]
Dangerous Goods Inspector Rei Enoka [email protected]
Compliance Officer Junior Ngatokorua [email protected]
Finance Officer Vacant  

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