6 Jun 2020

Playing Favourites with Tamatha Paul

From Saturday Morning, 11:00 am on 6 June 2020

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Growing up in Tokoroa, Tamatha Paul's eyes were opened to what was going on elsewhere in the world when she started listening to hip-hop.

She went on to become her school's Dux, the first person in her family to go to university - the first Māori woman to be president of Victoria University's student association, and last year became a Wellington City Councillor - at the age of 22.

While she was part of the 'youthquake' that swept the local elections last year, Ms Paul wants to focus on Māori issues - working towards imbedding Te Tiriti into council processes, as well as working towards a carbon neutral capital.

She joins Kim to share songs that have helped shape her view of the world, or remind her of home.

Tamatha Paul, 22, is standing as an independent candidate for Wellington City Council.

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