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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:
There is no parking shortage, the majority of visitors arrive by means other than a car and bus users shop locally. These are some of the findings from recent survey work carried out by Auckland Transport to better inform a Grey Lynn shops transport project. As a result of the surveys of current parking availability […]
Local Boards – connecting with the community At the LGNZ conference 2015 in Rotorua I took part in a Local Boards masterclass with Brenda Steele, Chair, Rodney Local Board, Grant Taylor, former Governance Director at Auckland Council and Peter McKinley, Executive Director, McKinley Douglas Ltd. The master class explored the role of local boards within […]
This report covers my WaitematÄ Local Board activities from 1 June 7 July 2015 as Deputy Chair, lead for the Community and Transport portfolios, Chair of the Grants Committee, and with positions on the Ponsonby Business Association Board, Ponsonby Community Centre Committee and Board liaison for the Parnell Community Centre. I have also been […]
Auckland Council Media Release 29 June 2015 Key WaitematÄ Local Board projects funded Completion of the Weona-Westmere Coastal Walkway, continuing the Waipapa Stream restoration and delivering the Western Springs Native Bush Restoration Plan are some of the key WaitematÄ Local Board projects being funded as a result of public feedback on Auckland Councils 10-year Budget […]
Urban Cycleways Programme  When I first became involved in cycle advocacy through Cycle Action in 2008 it was a struggle convincing politicians about the benefits of cycling. It was very common to hear arguments along the lines of “what is the point of spending money on cycling when people don’t and won’t cycle because it is too hilly and […]