12 Nov 2012

Cooks government confirms new ombudman

1:41 pm on 12 November 2012

The Cook Islands Government has confirmed Tearoa Tini as the country's new ombudsman.

The Prime Minister, Henry Puna, says Mr Tini, who was in the police for 42 years, was chosen because of his broad public service experience, his ability to work under pressure, and understanding of a healthy community welfare.

He says Mr Tini is well qualified to make sure the voices of all members of society are heard.