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Welcome from Pippa

Pippa Coom In 2010 I was first elected to the Waitematā Local Board as a community independent on the City Vision team . I served two terms as Deputy Chair. In October 2016 I was elected Chair of the Board. 

I am committed to working full time for the heart of our city and Auckland’s central suburbs both on Council and with several voluntary organisations.  I was chair of the Grey Lynn Farmers Market committee for five years until October 2015.  I am a strong advocate for community-led development, sustainability and transport choice (my profile here).

My blog is where I put my monthly reports, speeches and updates about issues relevant to my activities as Chair and my portfolios of environment and transport.

My approach is collaborative, inclusive and open.  I maintain a full declaration of interests here and report monthly on my activities.  Please get in touch if there is anything you would like to discuss.


Pippa Coom:
Speech on behalf of the WaitematÄ Local Board at the Parnell Station Opening ceremony held on 13 March 2017 It is a great honour to represent the WaitematÄ Local Board and to have the opportunity to speak in front of such a distinguished gathering at a truly momentous occasion for Auckland.  The opening of Parnell station […]
This is my first report for 2017 covering the period 14 December 2016 until 10 February.  I will be reporting each month with updates relevant to my portfolios (Transport and Infrastructure & Environment) and my activities as Board Chair. Summary Pollution of the Waitemata Harbour due to the combined wastewater network in the older parts […]
The Weona-Westmere walkway opened just before Christmas 2016 on a beautiful summer’s day. Over the holiday break many people have told me how much they’ve enjoyed the new walk and the opportunity to explore along previously inaccessible coastline. I now have a new favourite loop walk that includes the Weona-Westmere walkway and connects up with local […]
[updated] The origins of the walkway begin with the subdivision of Westmere in the 1920’s. In 1926 the subdivision promotional material showed a strip of public reserve along the eastern banks of Motions Creek from Meola Road to the mouth of the creek. “thus ensuring equal access to the whole of the sand beaches to every […]
This is my final report for 2016.  In it I focus on the transport issues I have continued dealing with in the transitional period between the end of last term and before board responsibilities are confirmed at the December board meeting. I also highlight end of year activities and events as a busy year comes […]