10 Jul 2020

Great South CEO on Tiwai Point news

From Morning Report, 7:23 am on 10 July 2020

Southland's Tiwai Point aluminium smelter looks set to close after Rio Tinto announced plans to wind down operations yesterday.

The smelter employs 1000 people and uses 13 percent of the country's electricity.

Graham Budd took over as the chief executive of the Southland Regional Development Agency, Great South, in February.

He speaks to Kim Hill.