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Africa to Aotearoa: New Zealand Ancestry Study of Kiwi expats in London

Find out your ancient ancestry at New Zealand House by contributing your DNA to this fascinating study.


Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith, Allan Wilson Centre Principal Investigator at the University of Otago, is conducting a 2000-sample DNA survey of New Zealanders to determine their ancient ancestry, with the final sample of 200 to be collected from expat New Zealanders living in London.

The evening will begin with a presentation about the journeys of modern humans out of Africa and what we know about their dispersal across the Pacific and into Aotearoa/New Zealand – the last stop on the great human journey.

New Zealanders willing to contribute their DNA to the sample must be over 18 and hold a current New Zealand passport. You are welcome to bring a partner or guest, however they must also have a current New Zealand passport. Guests will register for sampling on arrival. Drinks and nibbles will be served.

Event: New Zealand Ancestry Study
Date: Tuesday 16 June 2015
Time: 6.00 – 8.30pm.
Venue: New Zealand House,
New Zealand High Commission, 80 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4TQ
(nearest underground stations are Piccadilly and Charing Cross)
RSVP: Monday June 1 2015
to: [email protected]

Places are strictly limited to 100, so it is essential that you RSVP with the full name of any accompanying guest.

Photographic ID must be shown upon request. Please let the New Zealand High Commission know if you are subsequently unable to attend so that they can allocate your place to people on the waiting list.

Image: Flickr.com/Duncan Hull