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.


3 responses to “Leaving Council”

  1. Gina Hauiti-Houkamau Avatar

    The best reason ever is to spend more time with your precious whanau!! What an awesome decision to make!! Ma te Atua koutou ko to whanau e manaaki, e tiaki , i nga wa katoa. Mana ano hoki e arahina koutou ki runga I te huarahi pai me te tika!! Karawhiua!!

  2. Kate Lang Avatar

    Your comments and insight will be missed. Best wishes in all things.

  3. Paul Bailey Avatar

    Sorry to hear the news Manu but totally understand. I’m sure the rest of your life will be just as rewarding.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: