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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:
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 […]
Auckland Conversations: Vancouver Cycle Chic Chris and Melissa Bruntlett, Modacity  The Bruntletts from Vancouver spoke at the Auckland Conversations on 4 November 2014  from their perspective as parents of young children who gave up the family car in 2010 to enjoy the health, environmental and social benefits of walking, cycling and public transport. They shared their […]
This report covers my WaitematÄ Local Board activities during October 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. PORTFOLIO UPDATES: TRANSPORT Greenways At our October meeting […]
One thing I love about my role on the WaitematÄ Local Board is being part of making small, local projects happen.  We often hear complaints that local government is slow, unresponsive and  wasteful but in my experience I have found Council staff to be passionate, creative and willing to work hard to deliver on a tight budget.   With political support they find […]