Sir Tim Shadbolt admitted to hospital in Invercargill
Former Invercargill mayor Tim Shadbolt has been admitted to hospital in Invercargill.
His partner Asha Dutt has told The Southland Tribune Mr Shadbolt is staying at the Calvary Hospital for short respite care.
"Tim has been admitted to Calvary for short respite care following a recent hospital stay. He is only receiving care there for a few days," Ms Dutt wrote in an email to the news outlet.
"Tim is otherwise well and dictating book anecdotes while he has some downtime."
Calvary Hospital is a 67-bed aged care facility.
Mr Shadbolt was Invercargill's mayor for 24 years, losing the last year's local election to his former deputy Nobby Clark. In August 2021, Mr Clark had pushed for a vote of no-confidence in Mr Shadbolt's leadership.
In 2018, he was awarded a Knights Companion of the NZ Order of Merit for his services to local government and the community.