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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
Ponsonby News update November 2018 As Chair of the local board I welcome feedback on our projects and performance whether good or bad.  Of course it is always lovely when a constituent gets in touch with positive comments.  Recently I received a message about the new stairs that connect Hopetoun Street with Western Park. The […]
I have been campaigning for Vision Zero for several years. There has been a 70% increase in fatalities and serious injuries on Auckland roads since 2014 or over three times the rate of the rest of New Zealand. I am therefore really pleased that Auckland Transport has now prioritised bringing down this unacceptably high rate of […]
On 19 September we celebrated 125 years since New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections.  Although it wasnt until 1919 that women were eligible to stand for Parliament and another 40 years before Elizabeth McCombs became Aotearoas first elected female […]
This report covers the period 13 September 2018 until 9 October 2018.  Summary Completed projects The new stairs with an improved handrail between Hopetoun Street and Western Park are now open. A constituent wrote to say “I have just discovered the new stairs to Western Park off Hopetoun. This is amazing and within metres it’s […]
This report covers the period 15 August until 11 September 2018 including the start of Te Wiki o te Reo MÄori 10 – 16 Mahuru.  Ko te reo te taikura ō te whakaaro marama Language is the key to understanding He pai ake te iti i te kore A little is better than none Summary WaitematÄ […]