Chris Laidlaw

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Christopher Robert Laidlaw (born November 16, 1943), Rhodes Scholar, All Black, diplomat, MP, talk radio host, author, is a famous 20th century New Zealand figure.

He attended Otago University from 1962 to 1966, after which he went overseas with the All Blacks. He was later posted, as a diplomat, in Harare and elsewhere, then returned to New Zealand, becoming a Human Rights Commissioner and Race Relations Conciliator.

In 1969 Laidlaw took up his Rhodes Scholarship at Merton College, Oxford.

A brief spell in Parliament followed the Wellington central by-election in 1992.

Wellington Regional Council has occupied much of his time in recent years. He currently also hosts the Radio New Zealand National Radio Sunday morning slot.

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