Penny Hulse

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Penny Hulse
Penny Hulse, 2016.jpg
Penny Hulse in 2016
Waitakere Ward Councillor
Assumed office
Serving with Sandra Coney
Linda Cooper
Mayor Len Brown
Phil Goff
Preceded by Office Created
1st Deputy Mayor of Auckland
In office
Mayor Len Brown
Preceded by Office Created
Succeeded by Bill Cashmore
Deputy Mayor of Waitakere City
In office
Preceded by Carolynne Stone
Succeeded by herself as
Deputy Mayor of Auckland
Personal details
Born South Africa
Relations 2

Penny Hulse is a New Zealand politician, and was Deputy Mayor of Auckland from the formation of the Auckland Council Super City until 2016. She continues to represent the Waitakere ward on the Auckland Council and is Chair of the Environment and Community Committee.

Political career[edit]

Auckland Council
Years Ward Affiliation
2010–13 Waitākere Independent
2013–16 Waitākere West at Heart
2016–present Waitākere West at Heart

Hulse, born in South Africa, began her career in 1992 when she was elected to the Waitakere Community Board.[1] In 1995 she was elected to the Waitakere City Council. She was made deputy mayor in 2007 by Bob Harvey.

In the 2010 Auckland Council elections Hulse won a seat in the Waitakere ward. She was then made deputy mayor by Len Brown.[2] She was re-elected in 2013. Hulse lives in Te Atatu Peninsula and took up cycling to work in the Auckland CBD when the Nelson Street Cycleway was opened in December 2015.[3]

Hulse was re-elected to Council in 2016 and also the Waitakere Licensing Trust.[4][5] The new Mayor of Auckland, Phil Goff, replaced her as deputy mayor but appointed her as the chairperson of the environment and community committee, one of the three over-arching Council committees.[6]


  1. ^ Hewitson, Michele (16 October 2010). "Michele Hewitson Interview: Penny Hulse". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Bernard Orsman and NZ Herald staff (13 October 2010). "Penny Hulse appointed Super City Deputy Mayor". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Smith, Simon (5 May 2016). "Deputy mayor Penny Hulse finds her e-bike a breeze". Auckland Now. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
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  6. ^ "Auckland mayor Phil Goff announces his 'cabinet' - National - NZ Herald News". 2016-10-20. Retrieved 2017-03-05. 

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