Le’au Asenati Lole-Taylor known by many as Le’aufa’amulia is a New Zealander of Samoan descent who immigrated to New Zealand at the age of 17.
Educated in both in Samoa and New Zealand, Asenati came to New Zealand believing in hard work and an honest living.
Le’au Asenati embraces principles and policies that genuinely aim to improve the lifestyles of all New Zealand citizens regardless of their gender, age or ethnicity.
As a well-respected former senior civil servant, wife and mother of 3 beautiful children, Asenati is a first term New Zealand First MP. Despite her busy schedule, she still finds time to help others in the wider community, chairing a number of community organisations and trusts including the Healthy Village Action Zone (HVAZ) steering committee of the ADHB.
Asenati’s employment journey includes a wealth of experience in the justice sector, local government, alcohol and drugs services and the education sector. As a community leader and active advocate, Asenati has been involved and participated in wide range of community projects and regional initiatives, holding executive and leadership roles.
“I never set out to be a Politician, politics found me” said Asenati in her maiden speech. It was the alignment of NZ First policies and her own beliefs that endorsed Asenati’s decision to stand for Parliament. “We will support good legislation and oppose bad legislation; it is as simple as that”.
As the spokesperson for Welfare/Social Policy, Corrections, Pacific Island Affairs and Ethnic Affairs and associate spokesperson for Housing, her passion to see that the Government is held accountable is something Asenati takes seriously.“High unemployment, poor housing and welfare dependency leave families at the mercy of gangs, drugs, prostitution and crime.”
All New Zealand children must have access to quality education.