Brent Bailey

Parks & Recreation Committee Chair, Rodney Local Board
Candidate, Kumeu Subdivision

Brent Bailey has been the Chair of the Parks & Recreation Committee of the Rodney Local Board for the past three years. Prior to that he worked in the IT and telecommunications sectors. 

He brings considerable business sense and a fresh perspective on how the local board can improve community-based collaboration and outcomes.

Brent has been a parent representative on the Board of Trustees at Kaipara College and has also served on the Te Whare Oranga o Parakai steering committee.

Living on Peak Road, on the border of Kaukapakapa and Helensville, he is passionate about the creation of employment and enterprise opportunities for North West residents.

Brent believes the unprecedented population growth planned for Rodney should be matched by funding increases for roading, infrastructure, public transport and community facilities. He is also an advocate for ongoing NZTA improvements to SH16.

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Danielle Hancock

Candidate, Kumeu Subdivision

Danielle Hancock has worked for over a decade with Auckland Council and its predecessors, including as a local Parks Advisor.

She is currently General Manager for a land development consultancy and has a strong background in environmental protection. 

Danielle has learned to balance the need for development while ensuring the environment is not degraded. She supports improving the quality of our harbours and waterways, as well as encouraging community initiatives for environmental sustainability. She wants to see the growth of a recreational trail network, including safe pedestrian, cycle and equestrian links. 

She has been involved with the Kaukapakapa Residents and Ratepayers Association, chaired both the North West Country Business Association and Central Park Henderson Business Association, and is a long-time Committee Member of the Wainui Environmental Protection Society. 

Danielle and her husband have two school-aged children who attend Kaukapakapa School. 

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Vicki Kenny

Candidate, Kumeu Subdivision

Vicki Kenny lives in Woodhill with her husband. She enjoys strong family ties to Helensville. Her great grandparents were Bradlys from Bradly Rd – nearby to where she now lives. What’s more, her mother’s family all attended school and worked in Helensville. 

With four horses at home, Vicki has a passion for animals and organic, sustainable and free-range farming. She is a keen member of the Waitemata Riding Club, a registered rider with Te Ngahere o Woodhill Kake Hoiho, and a volunteer at the Helensville A&P Show. 

Starting her first business at age 19, Vicki has always been a hard worker and remains self-employed. 

She supports partnerships between government agencies, business, iwi, and communities to find smarter ways to work together. Vicki’s also keen to lobby the government and transport entities for an efficient public transport solution for the North West. 

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Phelan Pirrie

Deputy Chair, Rodney Local Board
Candidate, Kumeu Subdivision

Phelan Pirrie has been the Deputy Chair of the Rodney Local Board for the past three years. He has devoted significant time and actively worked with the community, helping groups and individuals with council-related issues since being elected to the board six years ago. 

Phelan is Manager of the North West Country Business Association and, as a resident of Muriwai, is Chief Fire Officer of the Muriwai Fire Brigade. 

He has helped deliver a Centre Plan for Kumeu/Huapai and secured many new footpaths for local areas. This year he successfully drove the implementation of brand new bus services for the North West. He has championed new community facilities, including securing the planned indoor sports centre for Huapai. 

Phelan is keen to ensure Rodney gets its fair share of regional spending and seeks solutions to improving the standard of road maintenance.