Waiheke Island’s Needs in the News
Below is a growing list of links to news stories. Waiheke has a reputation as Auckland’s Jewel in the Crown, actively promoted by Auckland Tourism and Tourism NZ as a playground for the rich and famous with the requisite beautiful couple sitting outside with glasses of wine and the seascape in the background. While this is real for the comfortable class, the reality is – as with many places suffering from social and economic polarisation – that Waiheke has a disproportionate number of vulnerable citizens who do not make the news or if they do, it is soon forgotten. This list will grow as new stories are published and old ones found.