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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.  I was chair of the Grey Lynn Farmers Market committee for five years until October 2015 and have been involved in many community groups on a voluntary basis.  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 transport and planning.

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 report covers the period 13 March until 9 April 2019. It is on the agenda for the local board business meeting held on 16 April. The last few weeks have, of course, been dominated by the terror attacks in Christchurch and the community response to the massacre of 50 innocent people. Christchurch Mosque Massacre […]
In March Auckland Transport consulted on the introduction of a new bylaw to set new speed limits, including lower speed limits for approximately 10% of Aucklands local roads. Hearings are currently underway to present to a hearings panel made up of AT Board Chair, Mark Gilbert, AT Board member Sir Michael Cullen,  Exec GM Service […]
This report covers the period 12 February until 12 March 2019. It is on the agenda for the WaitematÄ Local Board business meeting on 19 March 2019. The Ellen Melville Centre acknowledged International Womens Day on 8 March with this wonderful mural (picture below) celebrating Ellen Melville and each of the women who have rooms […]
This is my first report for 2019 covering the period 12 December 2018 until 11 February 2019. I’m really fortunate to have fantastic colleagues on the WaitematÄ Local Board supported by an outstanding team. After our final workshop of the year it has become a tradition to have lunch together and for board members to […]
Report covering the period 12 November until 12 December 2018.  It is included in the local board business meeting agenda held on 11 December This is my final report for the year. Id like to take this opportunity to thank my hard-working fellow local board members, the outstanding Local Board services team who support the […]