Councillor Tamatha Paul

Pukehīnau/Lambton Ward

Tamatha Paul

Tamatha Paul

Contact details

Phone 027 506 2783

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

Strategy and Policy Committee
Annual Plan/Long Term Plan Committee
Grants Subcommittee Member
Finance, Audit and Risk Subcommittee

Portfolio leader

Climate Change

Associate Community Well-Being

  • City Safety and Youth

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