Brent Bailey

Rodney Local Board
Candidate, Kumeu Subdivision

A current Local Board member with six years of governance experience Brent Bailey brings considerable business sense to how the Local Board can deliver on key projects for Rodney.

Over the last three years, Brent has been involved in local projects including the Huapai Hub, planning a park and ride for Huapai, footpath, and road safety projects, and as a representative on Auckland Council’s Rural Advisory Panel.

Brent’s background is in sales and project management for the IT and telecommunications sectors. A rural resident in Muriwai, he is passionate about the creation of employment and enterprise opportunities for Northwest residents.

Brent believes the unprecedented population growth in Rodney should be matched by proportionate funding, so Rodney gets a fair share of regional spending. Increasing the funding and quality of road maintenance needs to be a top priority for Council.
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Mark Dennis

Rodney Local Board
Candidate, Kumeu Subdivision

Mark Dennis is a long-time resident of Helensville with three young children. With over a decade of experience in operations management, he understands the importance of working as part of a team to get results.

 With a history of involvement in local community groups, he has a solid understanding of what is needed in our area. Mark Chair’s the North West Country Business Association and is on the South Kaipara Community Patrol Steering group.

Mark’s commitment to the community led him to create the nationwide Community Fruit and Veg stands movement which has over 200 sites supporting communities across the country. His efforts saw him given a Kiwibank Local Hero award.

Mark will work hard to see improvement of our parks and recreation areas ensuring that families are getting what they deserve from their communities’ facilities. 

Danielle Hancock

Rodney Local Board
Candidate, Kumeu Subdivision

Danielle Hancock has been a Rodney Local Board member for three years, and an active representative and advocate for both rural and urban residents. She has served on the Kaipara Moana executive committee, and the Auckland Weed Advisory Group, prepared submissions on council and government policy, and coordinated resource consent feedback on behalf of the Local Board.

 In her spare time, she is the Pest Free Coordinator for Kaukapakapa and lives on a 2ha bush block overlooking the Kaipara Harbour with her husband and two school-aged children.

 Danielle spent over 10 years working for Council across the resource consents, environmental compliance, and parks teams. Since leaving Council in 2014 Danielle has worked as a business and operations manager. Danielle will continue to be a strong advocate on environmental matters and planning issues facing our growing community.
Guy Wishart

Rodney Local Board
Candidate, Kumeu Subdivision

Deeply committed to local issues Guy Wishart brings passion and energy to the Local Board. Chairman of Kumeu Community Action, he has been a tireless advocate on transport, education, planning, and environmental issues. Guy is president of Huapai-Kumeu Lions, vice-chair of Kumeu Arts, and a committee member of the business association.

A Silver Scroll and Folk Album of the Year winner he runs Kumeu Live and helps run Muriwai Open Mic night. With a Horticultural Science degree Guy has managed orchards, consulted in horticulture, and is now a local high school teacher.

Guy lives in Kumeu with his wife Michelle and daughter. Severely affected by flooding last year, he is now part of a working group developing a Community Emergency Response Plan. He is focused on improving community facilities and transport infrastructure for a fast-growing population.