So where does this leave Waiheke with its growing population, popularity as a tourist destination, and position as an outer suburb of Auckland Central? The island is an attractive international destination for new residents, witness ‘Magnate’s Island Retreat’ story in today’s Herald, and visitors. They are the island’s future. But without credible people to provide local infrastructure and services for a growing community what is the point of having a Waiheke Local Board?
I will be exploring this in issue in the weeks to come.
Waiheke Local Board Performance Review
Walden’s Wank wastes another $175k
Board has lost it
Waiheke tourism booming but Council infrastructure lags behind
OW threat to Waiheke economy exposed
Board removes school pool funding
AT removes parking from Matiatia