Brent Bailey
Rodney Local Board member
Rodney First, Kumeu Subdivision

Brent has spent the last term on the Local Board as the Chair of the Parks & Recreation Committee.

He is a local ratepayer and businessman who has worked in IT and Telecommunications for many years. Living on the border of Kaukapakapa and Helensville in Peak Road, he is passionate about the creation of new employment and enterprise opportunities for Rodney residents.

A Board of Trustees member at Kaipara College and keen advocate for community development in South Kaipara, Brent has also served on the Te Whare Oranga o Parakai steering committee.

Brent believes that the unprecedented population growth planned for Rodney should be accompanied by commensurate increases in funding for roading, infrastructure, public transport and community facilities.

By working together Rodney First board members can demonstrate a common focus and collaborate on a shared work plan delivering a better outcome for Rodney as together we can be more than the sum of our parts.

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


Danielle Hancock
Candidate, Rodney Local Board 2019
Rodney First, Kumeu Subdivision

Danielle has had a long career of public service, working more than ten years with Auckland Council and its predecessors. Her most recent role with Council was as Parks Advisor to the Rodney Local Board so has served her local community for a long time and loved every minute of it. 

After leaving Council Danielle moved into consultancy and improved her business management skills, and is now General Manager for a land development consultancy in Takapuna, making the most of her experience and skills. 

Across Danielle’s career she has been a volunteer to Kaukapakapa Residents and Ratepayers Association, sat on the North West Country committee for three years; one as Chair, sat on the Central Park Henderson Business Association; one as Chair, and has been a Committee Member of the Wainui Environmental Protection Society for close to 12 years. 

Danielle now has two school age children who attend Kaukapakapa School, and currently volunteers as Netball Manager for her daughter’s netball team. 

By knowing so many groups and people in the area, Danielle has become passionate about caring for communities and wanting to enable them to meet their needs. Improvements to local transport networks, and ensuring we have access to great places to walk, cycle, ride, and recreate are top priorities for her. 

With a background in environmental protection, Danielle has learned to balance the need for development while ensuring the environment is not degraded, and is driven to making sure that consent compliance is working well. Because Danielle is all about getting results, she is also active is managing pests on her bush block and is now extending that into a wider community initiative to help others create a Pest Free Kaukapakapa.

Vicki Kenny
Candidate, Rodney Local Board 2019
Rodney First, Kumeu Subdivision

After spending 10 years in Hobsonville Vicki moved to Woodhill in 2009, where she resides with her husband George and enjoys her four horses and all the area has to offer. She has strong family ties to Helensville. Her great grandparents were Bradlys from Bradly Rd and she recalls visiting them there as a young child. Vicki now lives close to the same family named road. Her mother’s family all attended school and worked in Helensville. 

Vicki has always been a hard worker starting her first business at age 19 and in 1993 Vicki founded her current business after an OE in London. 

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 regular volunteer at the Helensville A&P Show.

With her business strength based around accountability Vicki believes that being part of Rodney First team allows for a united focus and an efficient team approach to making a real difference for the area.

Phelan Pirrie
Deputy Chair, Rodney Local Board
Rodney First, Kumeu Subdivision

A current Local Board member, ratepayer and businessman Phelan devotes significant time to our community and lives in Muriwai with his wife Allison. He is the manager of the North West Country Business Association.

His community roles reflect his values and as Chief Fire Officer of the Muriwai Fire Brigade, he is dedicated to serving the community.

Phelan has spent the last term on the Local Board as the Deputy Chair. Among his achievements he has helped deliver a Centre Plan for Huapai and Kumeu plus millions of dollars of footpaths for the area. Phelan has actively worked with the community over the last three years to improve outcomes for the district, helping groups and individuals with council related issues.

Phelan believes the Rodney Local Board could perform better with skilled members prepared to work together. He feels the huge challenges the Board faces with population growth must be tackled by an experienced team that understands how Auckland Council works.

He is passionate about the district’s future, so this election the Rodney First team has been formed to give voters a choice with experienced candidates sharing clear goals and vision for Rodney.  


Cameron Brewer (Retiring at 2019 Election)

Rodney Local Board member
Rodney First, Kumeu Subdivision

Cameron Brewer has been an Auckland Councillor for six years. Last year he and his wife Kate moved their young family to Riverhead.

Having grown up on a sheep farm in Taranaki, Cameron loves the Northwest lifestyle but is frustrated at the infrastructural shortcomings that fall behind the population growth.

The NZ Herald gave Cameron an ‘A’ for his performance on council, describing him as one of the most effective councillors.

He is well known in New Zealand political and business circles having worked as a communications adviser to Prime Minister Jenny Shipley, Act Leader Rodney Hide, and Mayor of Auckland City John Banks. The 43-year-old has worked as a journalist and publisher of a community newspaper he founded. He currently runs his own public relations company.  

For five years he was the high profile and successful Chief Executive of the Newmarket Business Association, before being elected by a huge majority to the inaugural Auckland Council in 2010. He was re-elected unopposed as the Councillor for Orakei in 2013.

Cameron is standing with the Rodney First team to add experience and vision and bringing his ability to publicly raise issues and get results and to help put Rodney first.