Trinity Opportunities

University of Canterbury student Bree Loverich is one of 42 from Christchurch studying free at Oxford University for its eight-week Trinity term, after the British university offered places to those affected by February’s earthquake. Loverich, who is doing a PhD in secondary education policies, described the offer as the “opportunity of a lifetime.” She said: “It was basically a dream come true to have an all-expenses-paid exchange to one of the best universities in the world.” Loverich, an American citizen, said she is keen to return to the University of Canterbury to complete her degree. It has constructed a “tent city”, a series of temporary buildings and offices for the students and staff.


Tags: BBC News  Christchurch earthquake  Oxford University  University of Canterbury  

NIWA Scientists Say Tonga Eruption Record Size

NIWA Scientists Say Tonga Eruption Record Size

A team of oceanographers, scientists and marine geologists headed by the New Zealand National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) investigating an underwater volcano that erupted on 15 January 2022…