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Welcome from Pippa

Pippa Coom In 2010 I was first elected to the Waitematā Local Board  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 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:
Sunday 18 January 2015 Pohutukawa Savers to Attend Public Meeting Pohutukawa Savers will be out in force at the SH16 St Lukes Interchange Upgrade community liaison meeting on Tuesday evening, 20th January, to highlight the imminent threat to six heritage pohutukawa opposite MOTAT, five of which are at least 80 years old. A growing alliance […]
Just over twenty years ago my generous, fun loving, warm hearted dad was making plans for an overseas trip. He regularly visited the UK (where his parents lived) but this time he was especially excited about including lots of dancing into his travels leading up to the Rio Carnival. My dad loved to dance Latin American style […]
Updated on 26 January 2015 Over the Christmas – New Year break the “Pohutukawa Savers” have been busy drawing attention to the plight of the majestic trees Auckland Transport wants to chop down at 820 Great North Road opposite MOTAT. The Pohutukawa 6 are up against the motorway widening juggernaut but there is still time to save […]
At the WaitematÄ Local Board’s December meeting the Board unanimously passed the following resolution: b)     That the WaitematÄ Local Board i) Supports encouraging and enabling community use of berms as much as practicable ii) Supports the development of berm-planting guidelines, which would include:    Benefits of appropriate berm planting    Safe depths to dig to    Ideal plants […]
This report covers my WaitematÄ Local Board activities during November 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. I was acting chair for the week of […]