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Kiwi icon sings Queenstown’s praises

Kiwi icon sings Queenstown’s praises

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Dame Kiri (front centre) on Shotover Jet with business associate Paul Gleeson (front left)

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From left: Paul Gleeson, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Terence Dennis (Dame Kiri’s pianist, from Otago)

Photo story from Shotover Jet
30 October 2008

Kiwi icon sings Queenstown’s praises

World renowned opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa recently took time out for a spin on the world’s most exciting jet boat ride while she was in Queenstown to perform at a private recital.

Shotover Jet Manager Clark Scott says the company was honoured to be able to host the Kiwi icon.

‘It was a real buzz for the staff and other passengers to see the Kiwi legend enjoying the Shotover Jet experience so much.”

Dame Kiri said she thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to start the day in such an exhilarating way with Shotover Jet.

“I just love coming to Queenstown –it’s a little gem with stunning scenery, unique adventure opportunities and lots of fun as well. It should be on all visitors’ ‘must see’ lists. I can’t wait to come back,” she said.

Dame Kiri left immediately after the recital for performance commitments in Iceland.


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