Pippa Coom

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Pippa Coom in early 2011.

Pippa Coom is an Auckland, New Zealand politician, who is the chair of the Local Board of the Waitemata Ward.[1] She was elected in 2010 on the City Vision ticket.[2] She was re-elected in 2013, getting the highest number of votes of all candidates in her board area.[3] Coom was again re-elected to the Waitematā Local Board at the 2016 Auckland elections,[4] and became Chair of the Board.[5]

Among her interests, she supports increased cycling for transport in Auckland,[6] and has been involved in organizing events such as the 'Cycle Style Gala' with Cycle Action Auckland,[7] and is a coordinator for Frocks on Bikes women cycling events.[8] She is also involved in environmental groups like Grey Lynn 2030.[9] Previous to succeeding in her bid for a Local Board seat, she worked as a lawyer for Vector, and campaigned for a seat on the Board of the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust.[10]

For her work with Cycle Action Auckland and the Grey Lynn Farmer's Market, she won the Sustainable Business Network "Sustainability Champion Award (2011)".[11]


  1. ^ Andy Kenworthy. "Pippa Coom". Good Magazine, Issue 17. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Newbie wins board seat". Auckland City Harbour News. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Waitemata Local Board". Vote.co.nz - Local Electiosn 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Confirmed local election results 2016" (PDF). aucklandcouncil.govt.nz. 2016-10-13. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  5. ^ "Leaders step up to chair boards". East & Bays Courier. 2 November 2016. p. 3. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Car-mad reputation unfounded - report". The New Zealand Herald. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Smith, Catherine (30 June 2010). "Cyclewear: Get into the right gear". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Glamour bike ride pedals eco-friendly message". Auckland City Harbour News. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Festival embraces the spirit of sustainable living". Auckland City Harbour News. 9 March 2010. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Power trust election attracts few voters". Papakura Courier. 21 October 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "Pippa Coom - Grey Lynn Farmer's Market & Cycle Action Auckland". Sustainable Business Network. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 

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