Wellington Reunion in KL

In the 1970s, Malaysian students at Victoria University’s Weir House relished the informality of calling each other by their first names, they cooked one another Malay and Chinese dishes, and the Malaysian VUW band played music by the Beetles and the Bee Gees. The ‘Wellington Reunion’ three-day reunion in Kuala Lumpur of Victoria University and Wellington Polytechnic students, the biggest of its kind outside of New Zealand, will help bring back some of those memories, organiser Teoh Lay Hock says. Teoh, who did his Bachelor of Science degree in Victoria University of Wellington when he was 19, described his time in Wellington as “the best part of my life”. “I was the captain of the Weir House soccer team … We lived and ate together, and things like race or religion were not an issue.”


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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…