#8: Tamatha Paul – Wellington's youngest politician
Beyond the Surface
Tamatha is Wellington's youngest politician, a City Councillor at Wellington City Council at 25 years old and seeking re-election at the local body elections later this year! A staunch advocate for climate justice, housing and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. An all round legend and hip-hop head, I hope you enjoy this conversation. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for Tam. https://www.instagram.com/tamathapaul/?hl=en
Wellington City Councillor Tamatha Paul on New Interactive Map
Wellington Mornings with Nick Mills
There are hopes a new online tool will not only help address crime in Wellington but its causes.Wellington City Council has launched an interactive map, where residents can pinpoint areas they've experienced or witnessed harm or felt unsafe.The map also records graffiti and dark places. City Councillor Tamatha Paul told Nick Mills the data will help to pick up trends and patterns where people feel unsafe so that the Council can take steps to improve the city.But she says the reporting will be "helpful as long as it's met with action" and takes more than beefing up police presence in those trouble-spotsShe says that's just a band-aid solution and they need to address the root causes of crime.
This week on the show we have a friend of the show and Wellington City Councillor - Tamatha Paul. There are so many different topics talked about on this weeks episode I think you need to check it out.
Tam talks to Laura in the studio about the Covid-19 response in Wellington, fixing the city's pipes and water systems, and about some of her recent media appearances including about 'private council briefings'. She gives a good insight into how she's finding being a City Councillor, and talks about her efforts to get more community connection and engagement in political issues. Tam is encouraging those interested in helping with the Covid-19 response to support isolated people to reach out to the Wellington Student Volunteer Army, or the VUWSA on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/WellySVA/
Local elections: Tamatha Paul for Pukehīnau Lambton Ward
Laura speaks to Tamatha Paul, a recent graduate of Victoria University, and President of Victoria University Student Association. She's running to represent her community in Wellington's Pukehīnau Lambton Ward in this year's local elections. Learn a bit about her background and what's inspired her to run for council.
This week on the show we had a few technical difficulties which means majority of the Tamatha Paul interview is missed out. I guess that means there needs to be a sequel. We did discuss - The tragedy which happened in Christchurch recently - Tamatha's involvement in The Wait is Over Mental Health Campaign - Tamatha's friendship with politicians After Tamatha left we discussed - Anti-vaxxers - Climate strikes