Update – 15 March 2019: I am absolutely heartbroken and confused by the horrific terrorist attacks in my hometown of Christchurch. We grieve for our colleagues, friends, neighbours we have lost, and for the affront to our peaceful way of life. Diversity, peace, tolerance and compassion have always been and will always be New Zealand’s strength and example to the world. The love we have for one another will always be the antidote to hate.
The second verse of our national anthem reminds the world of the shared values and inclusiveness which make New Zealand the country it is: “Men of every creed and race, gather here before thy face, asking thee to bless this place, God defend our free land. From dissension, envy, hate, from corruption guard our state, make our country good and great, God defend New Zealand.”
Kia ora, welcome to KennyArdouin.com!
Welcome to my little corner of the internet where I can share my thoughts, feelings, projects and ambitions – thanks for dropping in! On this site you’ll find a whole heap of information and resources including all my radio podcasts, as well as videos and blog posts all about cleft lip and palate. You’ll also find my news and views on places that I have travelled and my interpretations of current events. Have a look around – starting with latest posts is a great place to start! Kia ora!
After growing up in East Sussex, United Kingdom, I lived in Christchurch, New Zealand from 2000 to 2018 and I now consider New Zealand to be home. I am however, currently back in the United Kingdom based in the vibrant city of London.
I’m working for the Cleft Lip and Palate Association in the UK as the UK Adult Cleft Services Coordinator, an exciting role where I hope to improve the lives of those affected by cleft lip and palate (and others who access healthcare services too!) I have both a personal and academic interest in cleft lip and palate and have travelled the world to learn about cleft, as well as share my knowledge on cleft to others. I am a former CEO of Cleft New Zealand.
In New Zealand, most recently I was the Radio Broadcaster and Programme Editor of the Wireless Watchdog breakfast programme on Plains FM 96.9 – a current affairs programme about standing up for what’s right and seeking a world free of inequality. I was also the Presenter of the Christchurch Now breakfast programme on Plains FM 96.9 – a programme all about the people and organisations that call Christchurch home.
Additionally, I am qualified as a Speech Language Therapist and worked for the AAC specialist service, the TalkLink Trust in Christchurch concurrently with my role at Plains FM.
I also freelance as a public speaker and MC, and thoroughly enjoy giving talks that encourage people to make the most of life’s opportunities. If you have an opportunity that you would like me to speak at, do get in touch – I’m always looking for a worthy cause to lend myself to.
Finally, I dabble in IT and know a thing or two about technology.
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