Birkenhead Revisited?

From Sky Tower to dreaming spires: Oxford University today nominated NZer John Hood as its next vice-chancellor – the first to be chosen from outside the esteemed university in its 900-year history. Dr Hood gained an Engineering PhD from Auckland University, an MPhil at Oxford (as a Rhodes scholar at Worcester College), and worked in industry (at Fletcher Challenge) for 18 years before taking up the Auckland University vice- chancellorship. He holds board positions at Fonterra, ASB Bank, and chairs the Knowledge Wave Trust. Hood: “I am humbled to have been invited to lead Oxford, one of the world’s great universities.”


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Natural History Museum Returns Moriori Remains

Natural History Museum Returns Moriori Remains

London’s Natural History Museum has returned 111 Kōimi T’chakat Moriori (Moriori skeletal remains) to New Zealand, as part of the largest single repatriation of such remains to date. The remains of the…