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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: Chair, Waitematā Local Board
E ngÄ mana, e ngÄ reo, e nga tamatoa, rau rangatira mÄ TÄnÄ koutou, tÄnÄ koutou, tÄnÄ tatou katoa Greetings to everyone gathered here this morning. It is a great honour to be invited to speak today on behalf of the WaitematÄ Local Board. Im joined by board member Adriana Christie who is experiencing her […]
An attachment to my March 2017 Board report On 10 March I attended a joint Planning Committee and WaitematÄ Local Board workshop hosted by Panuku to discuss the extensive Waterfront and City Centre Work Programme.  Over the next year we are going to see the refresh of the Auckland Plan, the City Centre Masterplan and […]
Report covering the period 10 February until 13 March 2017. Highlights Following the extreme weather event in March Aucklanders are being urged to reduce water use for several weeks to avoid the need to boil water due to the amount of silt that has entered the treatment plant Consultation got underway on the Annual Budget […]
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 […]