Great South

By PHILIP CHANDLER A self-styled Queenstown entrepreneur's put in an audacious bid to save Southland's job-rich Tiwai aluminium smelter. International giant Rio Tinto announced last week it would close the Bluff smelter next year, at the disastrous cost of about 2600...
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...
Graham Budd is Destination Queenstown's outgoing chief executive who's soon to be heading to the mighty metropolis of Invercargill to head up Southland's economic development agency Great South OPINION: My initial thought about this piece was that it was an...

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...
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