Transport is on everyone's mind in Rodney.

Roads, roads, roads.

All the candidates seeking Rodney's single Auckland Council seat talk about them. And so do its long-suffering residents.

Among them is Tony Forlong, the chairman of Northwest Country, a business development group covering Riverhead to Kaukapakapa.

"I live in Kumeu. We have traffic jams that would stack up to any you see in the city ... they've boxed on with these subdivisions but they haven't thought about how people are going to get in and out of the area."