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Kumeu Subdivision

Cameron Brewer
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.


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 director and shareholder of Best Berries in Huapai.

His community roles reflect his values, whether it is as a trustee on the Muriwai Environmental Action Community Trust or the Officer in Charge of Muriwai Fire Brigade, he is dedicated to serving the community.

Phelan has chaired the Local Board’s Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee. 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.  


Brent Bailey
Rodney Local Board member
Rodney First, Kumeu Subdivision

Brent 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.