Bill Cashmore (politician)

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Bill Cashmore is a New Zealand local government politician, the current Deputy Mayor of Auckland, and has represented the Franklin ward on the Auckland Council since 2013.

Bill Cashmore
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2nd Deputy Mayor of Auckland
Assumed office
1 November 2016
Mayor Phil Goff
Preceded by Penny Hulse
Franklin Ward Councillor
Assumed office
Preceded by Des Morrison
Personal details
Political party National
Spouse(s) Lynnette Cashmore
Children 2
Alma mater King's College
Profession Farmer

Personal life[edit]

Educated at Orere School and King's College, Cashmore with his father and brother on their family farm until taking over as owner and manager in 1989.[citation needed] He is married to Lynnette Cashmore and has two sons.

Political career[edit]

Cashmore's political career began when he was elected as a member of the Clevedon community board in 1991. He would go on to become the Chairman between 1992 and 1994.[citation needed] Between 1994 and 2000 he was a member of the Auckland Regional Council Environmental Management Committee and in 2009 and 2010 he was a member of the Auckland Regional Council Rural Liaison group.[citation needed] In 2010 he became the Federated Farmers executive for the Auckland Province and a representative to the Animal health board.[citation needed]

He is a member of the New Zealand National Party.[1]

Auckland Council[edit]

Auckland Council
Years Ward Affiliation
2013–2016 Franklin C&R Team Franklin
2016–present Franklin Team Franklin

Following the amalgamation of councils and community boards in 2010 into the Auckland Council, Cashmore ran for, and was elected as a member of, the Franklin Local Board. He then went on to become Deputy chair of the board in 2011. In 2013 he was elected as an Auckland Councillor, replacing the incumbent, Des Morrison, who had retired.[2][3] He was appointed chair of the Auckland Council's rural advisory panel. In 2015 he became the chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Political steering group for the Auckland Transport Alignment Project.[citation needed] He was re-elected unopposed in 2016.[4]

Deputy Mayor[edit]

Following Phil Goff's election as Mayor of Auckland in 2016, Cashmore was picked as Deputy Mayor.[5] As a result of his appointment, Cashmore was appointed to the Appointments and Performance Review, Civil Defence & Emergency Management, Community Development and Safety, Regulatory, and Auckland Domain Committees, as an ex-officio member.[6]


  1. ^ Herald, New Zealand. "Phil Goff's options for a deputy mayor".
  2. ^ Cashmore after Franklin seat, 11 April 2013
  3. ^ alternative to 1080 drop – Auckland councillor[permanent dead link], 9 October 2014
  4. ^ "Local body election nominations close | Radio New Zealand News". 12 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  5. ^ Simon Maude (19 October 2016). "Bill Cashmore picked as Auckland Mayor Phil Goff's deputy". Auckland Now. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Committee members and contacts". Retrieved 3 January 2017.