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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 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 is my first report for 2016 covering updates from December 2015 and January 2016. Highlights City of cycles The opening of Lightpath and the Nelson St cycleway on 3 December by Hon Simon Bridges marked the beginning of a fantastic summer of cycling for Auckland.  There has been a 20 percent increase in cycling […]
Notice of Motion to rename lower Khartoum Place In accordance with Standing Orders, please place the following Notice of Motion on the agenda for the WaitematÄ Local Board meeting being held on 8th December 2015: Recommendation: That the WaitematÄ Local Board requests the Resource Consenting and Compliance team, in consultation with relevant council departments, report […]
This report covers my WaitematÄ Local Board activities from 1 November until 5 December 2015 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.  I was […]
Auckland has a stunning new icon. Te ara i whiti – Lightpath opened yesterday to rave reviews and a huge turn out of people excited to experience the world’s first ever pink (officially magenta) coloured cycleway created from a transformed disused motorway off-ramp. The day started with a dawn blessing that allowed for a contemplative walk with iwi reprepresentatives […]
This report provides highlights from my WaitematÄ Local Board activities during October 2015. It is included on the agenda of the Board’s November business meeting. Highlights Public Forum Public forum at the Boards October business meeting was one of our most interesting and thought-provoking with seven presentations covering a range of projects and issues. We […]