Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is deeply saddened to share the passing of highly-respected Ruataniwha Ward Councillor Tim Chote.
Following a courageous battle with his heath over the past year, Councillor Chote passed away late in the afternoon of Saturday 20 June 2020, surrounded by loved ones.
“This is a sad time for all of us in Central Hawke’s Bay, to have lost one of our passionate, loyal, and hard-working members of both Council and community.” says Alex Walker, Mayor of Central Hawke’s Bay.
“Tim brought a practical and intelligent view to how council business should be run. We could always rely on him to have delved deep into both the financial and practical aspects of a decision and was always well prepared to debate his viewpoint. The unanimous vote to support the rebuild of the Waipawa and District’s Centennial Memorial Pool was a real highlight for Tim.”
“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Tim around the Council table over the past four years, and he will be sorely missed.”
Monique Davidson, Chief Executive of Central Hawke’s Bay District Council says that the loss of Councillor Chote will be felt through the whole staff and contractor team. “I offer my deepest sympathies on behalf of all of Central Hawke’s Bay District Council to Councillor Chote’s wife, Penne, children William and Alice, and to his wider family.”
Councillor Chote was in his second term, first elected as a representative for the District in 2016 where he won a significant number of votes, a testament to his reputation across the Urban Ward.
Councillor Chote played an active part in many parts of Council business including on procurement panels, as Chair of the District Licencing Committee, and also as Council Representative on the Waipawa Building Society Trust and the Civic Awards Selection Committee.
The proud owner of Chote Bros Transport and Tim Chote Appliances on the Waipawa High Street, Councillor Chote was a steadfast local of Central Hawke’s Bay, and particularly Waipawa where his family have resided in the District for four generations.
21 June 2020
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