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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
Zonta Club supported by Auckland Council International Womens Day March 8 2018 at Ellen Melville Centre Theme: Celebrating Change Speakers: Pippa Coom Chair, Waitemata Local Board Michelle Kidd QSM Te Rangimarie Charitable Trust Latayvia Tualasea Tautai National Council of Women 100 years Rez Gardi Young New Zealander of the Year for 2017 Zonta International […]
A massive Council “Have your Say” month of consultation is underway (28 Feb -28 March).  This is the opportunity every three years to look in depth at Aucklands 10-year budget.  As Aucklanders we have major decisions to make about how we fund the infrastructure needed to deal with the pressure of growth and bring existing […]
This is my first report of 2018 covering the period 13 December 2017 until 12 February 2018. It was great to end the year with the launch of the WaitematÄ Local Board 2017 plan at the Ellen Melville Centre (photo below).   The evening also included a presentation by Deputy Chair Shale Chambers on the Boards […]
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 […]