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Chloe Wright, centre, with her husband Wayne and daughter Belinda in Paeroa earlier this year. File photo: KELLEY TANTAU

Racecourse developer Chloe Wright dies

Chloe Wright, matriarch of the Wright family who purchased the former Paeroa racecourse in 2020, has died.
The Wright family released a statement on Sunday saying Chloe – who, alongside her husband Wayne established the Wright Family Foundation in 2014 – had passed away at her home in Ōmokoroa, in the Western Bay of Plenty.
“As a humanitarian, Chloe dedicated her life to helping others, particularly young mothers, and children, in overcoming disadvantage and creating positive pathways toward full and happy lives,” the statement said.
Chloe and Wayne took possession of the historic Paeroa Racecourse in 2020, and in July of this year, the couple were in the Hauraki to mark the start of their Paeroa Hills development.
At the time, Chloe told The Profile of her desire to create “history” and a place “that we hope is unlike any other”.
The Wright family asked for privacy as they came to terms with their “enormous loss”.