|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
for National Party party list
31 January 2019
|Preceded by||Chris Finlayson|
|Born||1972 (age 46–47)|
Auckland, New Zealand
Agnes Loreta Loheni MP (born 1972) is a New Zealand politician and a Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the New Zealand National Party. She was declared elected on 31 January 2019, following the resignation of Chris Finlayson.
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Loheni was born in 1972 in Auckland, spending her formative years in Mount Albert.She lived in a state house with as many as 15 family members in just three bedrooms, and was educated at Marist College, Auckland. Loheni is a Samoan New Zealander. She is the eldest daughter of Fepulea'i Pelasio Loheni and Filomena Mata'utia Loheni (Mena Loheni). She also has three sisters named Jackie, Gina and Charlene. Agnes, her mother Mena, and her sisters ran a local Samoan fashion brand called MENA.
Mount Albert refers to an inner city suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, which is centred on Mount Albert, a local volcanic peak which dominates the landscape. In the past Mt Albert also referred to the 2,500 acre borough that was created in 1911 on the outskirts of Auckland City. Mt Albert was also one of the original five wards within the Mt Albert Borough. The suburb is located seven kilometres to the southwest of the Central Business District (CBD).
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She is married and has five children.Loheni has a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Auckland. After graduating she had a two-year OE based in London and then returned to New Zealand where she focused on running the family business selling contemporary Pasifika fashion.
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In 2017 election Loheni stood for the National Party in the Māngere electorate and was placed 49 on National's party list.She did not win the safe Labour electorate and was not ranked high enough on National's party list to be allocated a seat in parliament. However, Loheni became an MP on 31 January 2019, following the retirement of National MP Chris Finlayson, and was sworn in on 12 February.
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