Born, raised and educated in Levin, Terisa Ngobi is a proud Horowhenua local.
Terisa has three children with her Husband Henry who is originally from Uganda, Africa. Terisa is of Samoan and Scottish heritage predominately and therefore identifies as a Pasifika/Scotts woman, however also acknowledges her Chinese, German and Irish ancestry.
Terisa sits on two select committees, Social Services and Transport. Terisa is the Chair of the Infrastructure, Environment and Transport Caucus and Labour Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Champions for Accessibility Legislation (PCAL) Group. Further Terisa sits on the Pacific, Union, Rural and Women’s Caucus’ and the Asia, Africa and Pacific Parliamentary Friendship Groups.
Terisa understands the diverse needs of the region and will be a strong voice for the people of the Ōtaki electorate. She is committed to continuing the great progress made by Jacinda Ardern and the Labour Party, including the introduction of winter energy payments, increases in the minimum wage and, locally, investment in our rail system and the upgrade of SH1 from Ōtaki to Levin.
Terisa’s key focus is for our most needy children, families and elderly to have good access to social services.