from Hartland, WI
He was first elected to Parliament as a member of the Alliance Party ( Cook Islands ) in the Cook Islands general election, 1994....
Nicholas was born on Rarotonga and educated at St Joseph primary school and Tereora College.
Nicholas left the CIP in July 2010 following a dispute about candidate selection, and founded the Party Tumu.
He was member of the Parliament of the Cook Islands for the seat of the seat of Avatiu-Ruatonga-Palmerston ( Cook Islands electorate ) for 18 years.