The below paragraphs from the Otago Daily Times article that was spawned from the first session of the Entrepreneur Speaker Series.
Wanaka’s thriving economy is all down to the tourism and construction industries — or is it? Since the global financial crash of 2007-08, Wanaka’s economy has been slowly diversifying. As Kerrie Waterworth discovered, it has become a centre of entrepreneurial spirit and endeavour.
It was a cold wintry night in May when more than a hundred people from the Upper Clutha came together to hear stories. The event had been booked out days in advance and the organisers were amazed that in a town the size of Wanaka, so many were keen to attend.
This article was originally published by The CUBE and has been republished by Startup Queenstown Lakes to complete our archives.