Hudson stands for ward
Wayne Hudson is the fourth candidate to put his name forward for the Queenstown Lakes District Council by-election in July.
Hudson, a semi-retired commercial lawyer, joins community worker Jude Battson, Wanaka Community Board deputy chairman and environmental consultant Quentin Smith and web media design engineer Eddie Spearing in the race for the seat vacated by Ella Lawton.
Calum MacLeod and Ross McRobie won the other two Wanaka seats in the 2016 election.
Hudson is the director of WHIPIT Ltd and has 30 years experience in the technology business sector, advising on intellectual property, capital-raising and start-up structures.
He and his wife Jane moved from Auckland to Wanaka in 2014, and he has been mentoring several Wanaka start-up businesses, including Tourism Ticker, kin-2- kin, Insiteful, and MeMini.
The former competitive cyclist and fencer is involved with CUBE, the Wanaka Co.starters business development programme, the steering group for the Centre for Space Science Technology and various other groups and clubs.
Hudson is focusing on long-range infrastructure and asset planning. Nominations close on June 1. Voting is between July 6 and 28.
Commerical lawyer Wayne HudsonSUPPLIED