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Waiheke Week

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A weekly tabloid newspaper published on Waiheke Island from 200? to 2009, when it was bought by Gulf News. New owner Liz Waters immediately announced it would become The Waiheke Weekender, a weekend publication aimed at the visitor market focusing on event listings and feature articles on island life and sightseeing spots.

The Waiheke Week was a freebie owned by former National Party president Michelle Boag, her husband and the paper publisher Mervyn Bennett and managing director of Mainfreight NZ and owner of the Pie Melon Bay property Bruce Plested. It took a pro-development stance.

It was published every Thursday. It was available at stands across Waiheke and on Fullers and Sealink sailings, though initially it was also delivered to island homes.

The paper's editor was long-term resident Heather Wright.

The Waiheke Week was purchased by the Gulf News in 2009 and became the Waiheke Weekender.