Queenstown Trails Trust

A newly-discovered mining tunnel on the banks of the Shotover River is set to become a bikers' paradise. While scouting the land near Arthurs Point for new track locations, the Queenstown Trails Trust discovered the tunnel hidden behind some scrub. About...

New Trails, bigger plans

A new trail at Tucker Beach is under way after almost two years on the drawing board. Despite getting Queenstown council's thumbs-up in 2015, construction of the walking and cycling trail only started last week. The Rotary Club of Queenstown trail...
A retirement village developer has apologised for failing to tell the Queenstown Trails Trust it was temporarily closing two public tracks in Lake Hayes Estate. Queenstown Country Club also neglected to inform Queenstown's council and the suburb's residents before fencing...
From a hotel sales background, Mandy Kennedy has diversified into major community roles during her Queenstown years. As she prepares to take up a big charity role in Christchurch, she tells Philip Chandler what motivates her and how she...
A prominent local mountain biker and former sports store owner is the new Queenstown Trails Trust chief executive. Mark Williams, who takes over from Christchurch-bound Mandy Kennedy this coming Monday, has long been a passionate supporter and user of the trust's...
Mandy Kennedy's passion for running the Queenstown Trails Trust means she'll be a hard act to follow, chairman Tony McQuilkin says. "We want to thank Mandy for her tireless efforts and results, all done in great Mandy style." Kennedy's been boss of the trust - overseeing...

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...
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