Councillor Tamatha Paul

Pukehīnau/Lambton Ward

Tamatha Paul
Tamatha Paul

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Tamatha was first elected to Council in 2019, and is one of three Pukehīnau/Lambton Ward councillors for the 2019–22 triennium.

Tamatha brings a strong youth voice to the Council table, having previously been the first wahine Māori President of the Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association.

During her time with VUWSA she worked alongside a number of community organisations on issues such as renting, city safety, and mental health.

Tamatha stood for election as an independent candidate and campaigned on issues such as a zero waste Wellington, connecting communities, an aspiration for a living wage city, and the importance of prioritising future facing leadership which puts the needs of the next generation front and centre of decision-making.

Tamatha is very active on social media platforms and you might even catch her when she's hosting a kōrero on Facebook Live!

In her spare time, Tamatha enjoys walking her bulldog Biggie, hanging out with her friends, and she is also a bit of an artist.

Tamatha's descends from Ngāti Awa and Waikato Tainui and her hometown is Tokoroa. These days though, she's a proud resident of Aro Valley.

Committee membership

Te Kaunihera o Pōneke | Council
Pūroro Tahua | Finance and Performance Committee
Pūroro Āmua | Planning and Environment Committee
Deputy Chair
Pūroro Waihanga | Infrastructure Committee Member
Pūroro Rangaranga | Social, Cultural and Economic Committee
Pūroro Maherehere | Annual Plan/Long-Term Plan Committee Member
Kāwai Māhirahira | Audit and Risk Subcommittee Member

External appointments

Creative Communities Local Funding Scheme


Te Wharewaka o Pōneke

Accessibility Advisory Group

Environmental Reference Group


Youth Council


Wellington Region Climate Change Working Group