A proposed 70 percent cut on the board’s capital funding would slash the island’s capital works budget from $3.162 million to just $645,000.

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According to figures that Gulf News has obtained under the official information act, Auckland Council collects $30,808,374 in rates from Waiheke. Local businesses pay $2,998,572.57, residential rates total $25,705,420.15 and the island’s waste accumulates a total of $2,104,374.11. 

They come from Waiheke’s 274 business rate units, 6,408 residential rate units and 161 multiuse rate units that are used for both residential and business purposes. • Silva Masa

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