The total for 2016 was 4,654 — the total to 31 July this year is 5,118.  The ratio of views per visitor has fallen a bit, however, from 3.09 to 2.67 — a consequence of the high profile issues of this year’s big rates increase, Mr Dougherty’s treatment of Cr David Scott and his obstinately fighting ratepayers on anything he doesn’t agree with.

We often wish other things like Waikanae’s beauty, arts and craft, markets and sport would get as much attention!