top of page

Tamatha Paul
Member for Wellington Central


Keynote Speaker

Tamatha Paul (Ngāti Awa, Waikato Tainui) is the Green MP for Wellington Central and the party’s spokesperson for Justice, Housing, Youth, Wellington Issues, Courts, Corrections and Police.

Originally from Tokoroa, Tamatha grew up in a working class, rural town. Tamatha’s passion for politics and justice only grew once she moved to Wellington in 2019 to study Politics at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington. 

Since then, Tamatha has channelled her energy into advocating for sexual violence prevention in tertiary spaces, better rental housing protections for renters, and public transport discounts for students through her various public office positions – as the first Māori woman to lead the Victoria University of Wellington Students Association, as a Wellington City Councillor for four years and now as the first ever Māori MP for Wellington Central, as well as the youngest MP for the Green Party. Tamatha also completed a Master of Resource and Environmental Planning writing her dissertation on the provision of public housing.




Impacts of regulatory change today for the future

Details will be available soon.

bottom of page