Meet the next generation of elected leaders in the Wellington region

ActionStation are profiling inspiring young independent candidates who are standing in local elections around NZ.

A colourful collage of seven young people in different outdoor settings
A colourful collage of seven young people in different outdoor settings
Young independent candidates standing for local councils in 2019

The following candidates are standing in the Wellington region.

Rabeea Inayatullah

Rabeea smiling to camera in front of a wet land area, houses in the background.
Rabeea smiling to camera in front of a wet land area, houses in the background.

Tamatha Paul

Tamatha smiling looking to camera at a spot on Wellington harbour, Te Papa museum behind her
Tamatha smiling looking to camera at a spot on Wellington harbour, Te Papa museum behind her

Sophie Handford

Sophie at the front of a climate strike march with lots of people in orange vests, holding a megaphone
Sophie at the front of a climate strike march with lots of people in orange vests, holding a megaphone

Asher Wilson-Goldman

Asher, in a smart jacket suit smiling to camera, standing on the beach with Kāpiti island behind.
Asher, in a smart jacket suit smiling to camera, standing on the beach with Kāpiti island behind.

Victoria Rhodes-Carlin

Victoria is standing outside a house, garden behind her looking at camera. Her tshirt says ‘Honour Te Tiriti’.
Victoria is standing outside a house, garden behind her looking at camera. Her tshirt says ‘Honour Te Tiriti’.

Karen (Kaz) Yung

Karen, eyes closed, with a kākā sitting on her shoulder pecking her hair
Karen, eyes closed, with a kākā sitting on her shoulder pecking her hair

Tesh Kells

Tesh sitting looking over the back of a park bench, on a sunny day at a park
Tesh sitting looking over the back of a park bench, on a sunny day at a park

Grace Lindsay

Grace smiling to camera against a background of native flax
Grace smiling to camera against a background of native flax

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