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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 . I served two terms as Deputy Chair. In October 2016 I was elected Chair of the Board. 

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 activities as Chair and my portfolios of environment 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: Chair, Waitematā Local Board
This is quite a long read but it responds to a lot of issues currently under review concerning two cycling projects in the WaitematÄ Local Board area that form part of a package of projects known as Waitemata Safe Routes.  I will keep this post updated as the projects progress. Since my update below – […]
Report covering the period 8 November until 12 December 2017. This is my final report for the year and the end of my first year as Chair.  Id like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow board members, the Local Board services team and everyone who works to make Waitemata a great place. Our […]
E nga mana, e nga reo, e rau rangatira ma E te kaumatua David, Tena koe Ka mihi whÄnui ki a koutou katoa, E nga hau e wha TÄnÄ koutou, tÄnÄ koutou, tÄnÄ koutou katoa Greetings to everyone gathered here today It is a great honor to be opening an exhibition at MOTAT on behalf […]
Report covering the period 9 October until 7 November 2017.  (Attached to the November business meeting agenda) Highlights  Good Citizens Awards Every two years the WaitematÄ Local Board hosts the Good Citizen Awards first initiated in 2013 by Shale Chambers with great support from former member Tricia Reade. The awards are the Boards way of […]
From the fringe to mainstream: the politics of gaining community support and delivering successful cycling infrastructure for the future At the Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress held in Christchurch 17-20 October 2017 I presented in a session on the theme of Community Engagement in collaboration with Christchurch City Councillor Phil Clearwater. We thought it would be interesting to present […]