Professor Roy Crawford

The Guardian attributes Professor Roy Crawford leaving Queen’s University Belfast to take up the post of Vice Chancellor at Waikato University to NZ’s current It status: “Oh, Australia must be annoyed. For centuries it’s been top dog down under. We knew that there was another country knocking about nearby, but why bother? Australia was where it was at. But no longer. The entire world has seen Peter Jackson’s 10-hour advert on behalf of the NZ tourist board, masquerading as a Tolkien adaptation, and now the only way they’re going to see Australia is if they fly over it on the way to Auckland.”


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