City ward councillor Manu Caddie has resigned from Gisborne District Council.
Mr Caddie said he arrived at the decision after some significant soul searching following a recent family trip to Asia and discussion with family and close friends.
“Recently I have taken time to reflect on my priorities and I need to make some changes. I should have made this decision before the last election and I am sorry for the inconvenience and extra cost that my resignation will mean for the Council and ratepayers.”
Mr Caddie said it has been a privilege to serve the Gisborne community as a District Councillor since 2010.
“Being on Council has been a highlight of my working life. The opportunity to help shape the future of our district is a serious responsibility and requires people who have the time and energy to devote to the task. Unfortunately I am unable to do this at present.”
Mr Caddie will continue involvement with a small number of community initiatives and a new organisation.
Mr Caddie’s resignation will mean a by-election must be held by early July for a new city ward councillor.