I also hope it didn't belong to one of the many vagrants now living on boats in and around the Causeway attracted there from around the Auckland region and beyond by the generous Council facilities on offer on Waiheke. These include a public toilet, regularly cleaned by Council staff, safe drinking water, a playground for their children, Council collects their rubbish, and its all rent and rates free. There’s a burger cart and coffee cart on hand, also similarly funded by Waiheke ratepayers by having to pay no rent or rates, to provide their hot meals, drinks and social gathering place.
Many of the boat dwellers have severe mental health issues. Conditions on board are often a health and safety hazard. They risk damage to themselves and to others housed in the boats around them.
Council needs to take responsibility for the situation they have created on the Causeway.