David Kennedy

He's probably been Queenstown's most well-known tourism personality for almost 20 years. Before leaving for a big job near Christchurch, David Kennedy discusses his reasons for leaving and his Queenstown highlights with Philip Chandler News that Queenstown tourism leader David Kennedy...
OPINION: Anzac Day is always the time to reflect on the futility of war, particularly the full-scale versions like those that engulfed the world last century. We get a daily clinical dose of war beamed into our living rooms from...

Kennedys jet off

Leading Queenstown tourism personality David Kennedy and his family are leaving town. The former Destination Queenstown boss is Ngai Tahu Tourism's southern regional head honcho and popular Scene columnist. He's taking a top job at Lincoln University, near Christchurch, starting late...
OPINION: It's been interesting watching the ongoing debate over freedom camping ebb and flow over the last few months. After a busy tourism season in 2016, the government tried to get ahead of the curve by announcing a $12 million...
OPINION: School was a long time ago for me, and I only recall snippets of what I thought was an adequate education. I remember being mildly interested in a range of historical stories, from Roman legions conquering the world to Giuseppe...
OPINION: The Adventure Travel Trade Association recently announced its annual index of adventure travel destinations. The index uses a range of indicators such as safety, entrepreneurship, cultural resources and country branding to rank 191 developed and undeveloped countries. New Zealand took...
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