Penny Hulse’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro Politician
Is Politician 
From New Zealand 
South Africa 
Type Politics 
Gender female
Birth South Africa, South Africa

Penelope Anne Hulse MNZM 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 Waitākere Ward on the Auckland Council and is Chair of the Environment and Community Committee.

Political career

Auckland Council
Years Ward Affiliation
2010–2013 Waitākere Independent
2013–2016 Waitākere West at Heart
2016–2019 Waitākere West at Heart

Hulse, born in South Africa, began her career in 1992 when she was elected to the Waitakere Community Board. 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 Waitākere Ward. She was then made deputy mayor by Len Brown. She was re-elected in 2013. Hulse lives in Te Atatū Peninsula and took up cycling to work in the Auckland CBD when the Nelson Street Cycleway was opened in December 2015.

Hulse was re-elected to Council in 2016 and also the Waitakere Licensing Trust. 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 overarching Council committees.

She retired from Auckland Council at the 2019 local government elections.

In the 2020 New Year Honours, Hulse was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to local government.