It is with deep sadness that we share the news of Chris Longson having passed away on September 16, with his family by his side, at home in Tararu on the Thames Coast. The courage with which Chris faced up to terminal illness was astounding, and he never stopped caring for others.
Chris was a lecturer at EcoQuest for 11 years and he and his wife, Robyn (who also lectured at EcoQuest) lived for a time in Waharau. He shared his passion, skill and research with hundreds of students over the past decade. His legacy of advancing research projects in the Waikato and Auckland Regions is considerable. Our hearts are with Robyn, their son Alex, and their families in this difficult time of heartbreak. We miss you so much already dear friend, moe mai rā e hoa, moe mai rā.