Hud­son stands for ward

Central Otago Mirror - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - MAR­JORIE COOK

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

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