Congratulations to National’s Cameron Brewer, our new Upper Harbour Member of Parliament. And commiserations to outgoing Labour’s Vanushi Walters who served our electorate well the past 3 years.

Cameron Brewer is currently a self-employed communications consultant. He served as an Auckland Councillor for two terms from 2010 to 2016 and on the Rodney Local Board from 2016 to 2019.

Before being elected to Auckland Council, Cameron was the chief executive of the Newmarket Business Association for over five years, where he advocated strongly for local businesses, and led projects to revitalise Newmarket’s town centre and improve security for retailers.

Born in Hawera, Cameron has a Bachelor of Arts from Massey University, Palmerston North.

Dubbed New Zealand’s youngest publisher at the time, Cameron established and ran a community newspaper in the 1990s called Inside Otago, before selling it to a business investor. He then worked as a press secretary in the National Party’s parliamentary research unit and Leader’s Office.

Cameron has lived in Auckland’s northwest for seven years. On the Rodney Local Board, he was chair of the Transport, Infrastructure and Environment Committee.

During his six years as an Auckland Councillor, Cameron was the chair of the Council’s Business Advisory Forum and Chair of the Planning and Urban Design Panel. He also served as deputy chair of the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Reserves Board.

Cameron has a daughter and two sons.

(This information and image was taken from Cameron’s website)