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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 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 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 covers my WaitematÄ Local Board activities from 1 March 31 March 2016 as Deputy Chair, lead for the Community and Transport portfolios, and Chair of the Grants Committee, and with positions on the Ponsonby Business Association Board and Ponsonby Community Centre Committee and Board liaison for the Parnell Community Centre. HIGHLIGHTS: Local […]
At the icecream celebration for the 100,000 trip on Lightpath on 30 March a rider thanked me for the drinking station the WaitematÄ Local Board installed nearby on the Nelson St cyclepath. He told me he enjoys using all three of the water stops we’ve put in on cycle routes (the other 2 are on the NW cycleway and on […]
This report covers my WaitematÄ Local Board activities from 1 February 29 February 2016 as Deputy Chair, lead for the Community and Transport portfolios, and Chair of the Grants Committee, and with positions on the Ponsonby Business Association Board and Ponsonby Community Centre Committee and Board liaison for the Parnell Community Centre. Portfolio Updates […]
The grand Auckland War Memorial Museum sits in the city’s premier park, the Auckland Domain. You would expect the Domain and Museum to be easily accessible, a pleasure to visit on foot or bike with strong transport connections for tourists and locals. I therefore find it almost shocking the extent to which vehicles are prioritised to the detriment of everything else. […]
[Update 11 February 2016: Auckland Transport and NZTA have provided updates in response to our December Board resolution – AT’s walking and cycling team response to each point in italics below] We can’t get enough of the new Te ara i whiti/Lightpath and Nelson St Cycleway. It is a pleasure to ride and the magenta magic is […]