Labour MP Terisa Ngobi celebrates one year of serving Ōtaki Electorate

Labour MP Terisa Ngobi celebrates one year of serving Ōtaki Electorate

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It has been a year since Terisa Ngobi was elected as the Ōtaki Electorate MP during the 2020 General Elections campaign trail.

Ngobi has worked hard to dish out knowledgeable answers to concerns that have been raised as part of her role in government and hope to continue doing so in the future ahead.

A written Facebook statement was published to her page that it has been “an absolute privilege and honour” to serve the people of her area. Her key skillset is listening and advocating for the community.

Source: CC/ Facebook

Further, a video was published to her Facebook page reflecting on significant projects she successfully upheld as a voice of power.

“Given it is a year now, that I have had the privilege and honor to serve this community as the [Ōtaki MP]. I was reflecting with our staff; remember doing a video here when I was first campaigning,” Ngobi said.

“Thank you for giving me the honor to continue to serve the people.”

Source: CC/ Sam Hudson

An announcement was made in June Lake Horowhenua would be cleaned up.

This was all down to the promises made at the decision table, listening to constructive feedback, and finding a resolution for the greater good.

It was one of the three things on Ngobi's to-do list and mind, living in the area, as grave concerns lingered for years about the quality of the Lake.

Around $11.2m was invested into buying surrounding farmland, which will be reconstructed into a wetland.

Part of the plan is to reintroduce endangered birds such as the matuku and kōtuku, freshwater fish species, and estuary estuarine varieties.

45 new jobs have been created over this negotiation.

Source: CC/Facebook

The Ōtakito North of Levin (Ō2NL) Expressway debate took public acknowledgment from the opposition, Tim Costley of National, and a sharp nudge on Ngobi's shoulder to convince Transport Minister Michael Wood so he would give it the go-ahead for development over the next five years.

Because of this, advocacy and accountability paid off well for her role to keep the deal on the table and in the public interest of progress for the region.

Funding of $817m was given for the project — announced on June 3 by Finance Minister Grant Robertson at an Electra Business Breakfast on the Kāpiti Coast — as part of a $6.8b ensemble of significant transport projects.

The 24-kilometer long four-lane road will allow businesses to thrive and brighten the economy for locals while also improving road safety.

The current State Highway 1 has seen many crashes, some being fatal over the years.

One of the more significant concerns raised by the community was that the idea had initially been ignored but was actually promised for 2025 during the election trial.

Source: CC/ Sam Hudson

There's a whole lot more Ngobi has achieved in the political arena that thisquality has not covered. For the most part, as a passionate MP moving up the ladder, she has listened to her community with love and compassion.

She has made many changes under her role in government, providing supportive actions to get the job done.

Image: SUPPLIED/Terisa Ngobi being sworn in for the 53rd Parliament [November 25, 2020]

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