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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 and since then have served as Deputy Chair. 

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 chair the Grey Lynn Farmers Market committee and am a strong advocate for community-led development, sustainability and transport choice (my profile here).

My blog is where I put stuff like monthly reports, speeches and updates about issues relevant to my portfolios of community 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:
This report provides highlights from my WaitematÄ Local Board activities during October 2015. It is included on the agenda of the Board’s November business meeting. Highlights Public Forum Public forum at the Boards October business meeting was one of our most interesting and thought-provoking with seven presentations covering a range of projects and issues. We […]
WaitematÄ has become the first Local Board to launch a community low carbon action plan.  The plan came out of community concern about the lack of action on climate change that led to the Board in 2011 committing to develop a localised plan for reducing emissions that will focus on reducing energy use, sustainable transport options, waste reduction, local […]
City Vision media release: Auckland Energy Consumer Trust Election Date: 23 October 2015 Following complaints to the Electoral Officer overseeing the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust election the right-wing C&R ticket have refused to remove or modify misleading electoral signage. “For the third AECT election in a row C&R have made misleading statements regarding the payment […]
On Sunday 18th October 2015 at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market AGM  I gave my final annual chair’s report  Thank you for coming along today and for your support of the market. The last year has been defined by an unwanted Australian visitor! The fruitfly crisis hit in February and it has been particularly challenging for […]
Six years ago I stood for public office for the first time. I put myself forward naively thinking it was an election of the most suitable candidates to be trustees of the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust (AECT) . I had no idea of the extremely long odds on any other candidate besides the incumbents having any chance of […]