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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
Grey Lynn Parade and Service TÄnÄ koutou e ngÄ rau Rangatira mÄ e huihui mai nei E ngÄ hau e whÄ TÄnÄ koutou, tÄnÄ koutou katoa Greetings to everyone gathered here this morning. It is a great honour to be invited to speak today on behalf of the WaitematÄ Local Board. Im joined by newly […]
This report covers the period 14 March until 10 April 2018.  Highlights Newly elected board member Denise Roche was sworn in at the boards business meeting on 20 March. (photo left)   Consultation on the 10 year budget Have your say month wrapped up on 28 March.  The Board hosted 2 public meetings, a hearings […]
Local Government Road Safety Summit 9 April 2018 Panel discussion on Local Governments view about what more can be done to improve road safety Chair:  Stuart Crosby, LGNZ Vice President Panelists: Rachel Reese, Mayor of Nelson Hugh Vercoe, Waikato Regional Council David Ayers, Mayor of Waimakariri Pippa Coom, Chair, WaitematÄ Local Board Each panel member was […]
Ponsonby News update April 2018 Shortly after I was first elected I got a call from Annette Isbey about a track near her house that took her through native bush and pines down to Western Springs. She wanted help to fix the track because her daily walk was getting more and more difficult. A talented […]
This report covers the period 12 February until 12 March 2018. This report is on the agenda of the Board’s March business meeting.   Highlights Have your say month A massive Council “Have your Say” month of consultation got underway on 28 February.  This is the opportunity every three years to look in depth at Aucklands 10-year […]