Married 26th April 2008 Katy Scarlett Allan


Takapuna Grammar School 1979-83

The University of Auckland 1984-87, Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 1988


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The University of Auckland 1994, Master of Laws (LLM(Hons)) 1995

The Heraldry Society 1998-99, Advanced Examination Certificate 1999

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Auckland University of Technology, 1998-99, Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (CertTertTchg) 2000

The Central Institute London, Honorary Life Member (HonCIL), by election, for expertise in Heraldic Studies 2000

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The Burgon Society, Fellow (FBS), by submission 2001

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The University of Auckland 1995-2000, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), in Political Studies 2001

Auckland University of Technology 2001-2, Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching (GradDipTertTchg) 2003

American Academy for the Promotion of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences (now The International Academy for the Promotion of Scientific Studies), Academician and Ordinary Member, by election 2003

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The Royal Historical Society, Fellow (FRHistS), by election 2004

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The Archbishop of Canterbury's Examination in Theology ("Lambeth Degree") 2002-2004, Master of Arts in Theology (MA), in ecclesiastical law 2005

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University of Wales Lampeter 2005-2007, Licence in Theology (LTh) 2007

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The University of Auckland 2005-2007, Master of Theology (MTheol), in systematic theology 2008

International Association of Amateur Heralds, Fellow (FIAAH), by election 2009

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