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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:
In early 2010 Paul McArdle, founder of Bikes in Schools came to Auckland enthused from the success of the opening of the first NZ bike track in a Hastings school. At the time I was on the Cycle Action committee that was keen to support this new initiative.  Paul and I had the opportunity for a quick scout around […]
The Council’s consultation on the 10 year budget (Long Term Plan) has been a catalyst for a wide-ranging conversation about our city’s transport priorities and investment.  “Fixing Transport” is highlighted as one of the 4 key issues facing Auckland. The Mayor has led the way in asking Aucklanders to consider the choices.  Do we accept a basic transport network which […]
This report covers my WaitematÄ Local Board activities during February 2015 as Deputy Chair, lead for the Community and Transport portfolios, Chair of the Grants Committee, Deputy Chair of the Central Joint Funding Committee and with positions on the Ponsonby Business Association Board and Ponsonby Community Centre Committee and Board liaison for the Parnell Community […]
People power and common sense won the day on February 20th when the Auckland Transport Board went against officer advice in deciding not to go ahead with the planned widening of Great North Road that would have required the removal of six heritage Pohutukawa trees. A well organised campaign challenged an Auckland Transport and NZTA […]
Auckland Conversations is an exciting series featuring leaders and experts in design, planning, heritage, environment and socio-economics discussing the issues facing Auckland’s development.  Tonight Auckland Conversations tackles the topic of Transport and I am really delighted to be one of the panelists. Fixing Aucklands Transport – The 10-Year Budget 2015-2025 Monday 2 March, doors open 5pm for a 5.30pm […]