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Welcome from Pippa

Pippa Coom I am very honoured and grateful to have been re-elected on 12 October 2013 to the Waitematā Local Board along with my City Vision colleagues Shale Chambers, Christopher Dempsey, Deborah Yates and Vernon Tava.  Thank you to everyone who supported me and the City Vision Local Government Elections 2013 campaign.

At the inaugural meeting of the Board on 4 November 2013 I was delighted to be re-elected  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 placemaking,  sustainability and transport choice.

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 covers my WaitematÄ Local Board activities during September 2014 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 and Ponsonby Community Centre Committee. Highlights: Opening of Grafton Gully and Beach Road […]
Along with hundreds of other I went on Bike to the Future today- a  cycle ride in support of separated cycle lanes on Karangahape Road and Ponsonby Road organised by Generation Zero. I loved seeing the variety of people on the ride – there were no “cyclists” just Aucklanders of all ages wanting to be able to travel safely on […]
Media Release Grey Lynn Farmers Market 10 September 2014 Community owned Grey Lynn Farmers Market celebrates 5th anniversary Grey Lynn Farmers Market, community owned and operated social enterprise, celebrates 5 years of providing access to local, seasonal food in a vibrant inner city venue for local farmers and producers to sell their goods direct to consumers. […]
Speech for the reopening of Khartoum Place on behalf of the WaitematÄ Local Board  10 September 2014  Its a pleasure to be here to help celebrate the re-opening and upgrade of what is a special and significant space for Auckland city WaitematÄ Local Board Chair Shale Chambers, your co-host, has stood aside so I can […]
Auckland’s biggest ever cycle infrastructure project was opened yesterday (Saturday 6 September 2014) by Barb Cuthbert, Chair of Cycle Action Auckland, the PM and the Mayor Len Brown.  The Grafton Gully cycleway links the NW cycleway via Upper Queen Street Bridge to Quay Street via new separated cycle lanes on Beach Road.  Transport blog recorded the opening speeches. There […]