23 April 2019
LGOIMA No. 8140004392
(Please quote this in any correspondence)
By Email: [FYI request #9798 email]
Local Government Official Information And Meetings Act 1987
Foreign Visitor Numbers to Waiheke
Thank you for your email which we received on 8 March 2019 in which you requested -
- access to the most recent information relating to foreign visitor numbers to
The Waiheke Island Local Board estimate in their latest annual report that more than one
mil ion people visit Waiheke each year. You can read their report at the link below.
Waiheke Local Board Annual Report 2017/18
We cannot, however, tell you how many of these visitors are foreign, which we have taken to
mean those who do not live in New Zealand. We have consulted with the departments in the
council who are most likely to hold this information. They have confirmed that we do not
have any information which allows us to count the number of foreign visitors to Waiheke.
Neither are they are aware of any survey of visitors to Waiheke which asks if they live
outside of New Zealand. A survey of visitors would be very difficult because of the multiple
points and methods of entry to the island.
You have the right to seek an investigation and review of this response by the Ombudsman.
Information about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
or freephone 0800 802 602.
If you have any further queries please contact me on 09 301 0101, quoting LGOIMA No.
Joanne May Kearney
Privacy & LGOIMA Business Partner
Private Bag 92300, Auckland 1142 | aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
09 301 0101