Support for study of Islam

New Zealand’s first national centre for Islamic studies has gained crucial government funding. The joint venture between Otago and Victoria universities has been awarded more than $350,000 in the inaugural round of the Encouraging and Supporting Innovation Fund. The Tertiary Education Commission announced yesterday that 29 projects from around the country would receive a total… Continue reading Support for study of Islam

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FIANZ: Marrying cousin not a health risk.

Sex between cousins can be healthy, says an Australian academic who believes New Zealand may see more unions between family members as immigrants enter the country. For the past 30 years geneticist Professor Alan Bittles, of the Centre of Comparative Genomics at Murdoch University in Western Australia, has been studying the effects of consanguineous, or… Continue reading FIANZ: Marrying cousin not a health risk.