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In an exit interview with Philip Chandler, Destination Queenstown CEO Graham Budd fires shots at unconstructive criticism of the resort's growth. He takes a tilt at NZ Transport Agency, too, but also pinpoints his highlights, and his reasons for moving to Invercargill Destination Queenstown's CEO's...

‘Faecal Peak’

Department of Conservation's dithering over a loo on Ben Lomond as the shit literally keeps piling up. More than 30,000 people a year are walking the trail up the 1748m mountain behind Queenstown. As the hordes increase, the area's becoming increasingly...

Destination change for Budd

Destination Queenstown boss Graham Budd, who's departing to run Southland's regional development agency, says he isn't leaving unfinished business behind. The tourism promotion organisation was "humming and in great shape, significantly, with the team, but also with funding in...
Planning my European holiday, the first thing I do is check on La Liga fixtures for interesting matches. Boom! Right in the middle is El Clasico, Barcelona against Real Madrid at Camp Nou (capacity 99,354). It's the greatest match any football...
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