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City life versus country life

15 Nov 2022

It was an epiphany moment for Old Boy and then recent Cambridge graduate Hamish Murray (12086). Train-bound to London for a job interview in 2008, he was about to embark on a new career.

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Keeping community at the heart of business

15 Nov 2022

Jamie Schwass (13473) spends much of his time giving back to Selwyn, the Christchurch community where he grew up and now works.

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Barker’s of Geraldine – a winning recipe

15 Nov 2022

No one drives through Geraldine without stopping for a coffee and tasty treat at Barker’s Foodstore & Eatery.

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Building up education in Africa

15 Nov 2022

Old Boy Nik Bull (14668) has swapped Wellington for Livingstone, Zambia, to help build much-needed classrooms in Africa.

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Organic food for thought from the Bostock Brothers

15 Nov 2022

Co-owner of New Zealand’s Most Outstanding Food Producer – and Old Boy – George Bostock (13355) believes the recipe for business success is a focus on quality over quantity.

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From goat embryos to reuseable bottles

15 Nov 2022

From overseeing $10,000 exotic goat embryos being harvested in Zimbabwe and born in France, to low-value high-volume bottled water, Old Boy and entrepreneur Richard Macdonald (7858) thrives on new and varied challenges.

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Generations of College connections

21 Oct 2022

Former College Prefect Peter Skelton (6219), 83, and his grandson, 2022 Head Prefect Benji Ward, 18, have captured the depth of College connections at the Gentlemen’s Lunch.

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Mastering many artistic talents

20 Sep 2022

Photographic artist, published author, and poet Tony Bridge (7931) (Te Rarawa, Te Rapuwai, Waitaha) has always remembered something one of his teachers told him in his first year at Christ’s College in 1967.

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The Clarence: People and Places of Waiau Toa

20 Sep 2022

Old Boy Tim Fulton’s (11109) latest book, The Clarence: People and Places of Waiau Toa, captures the contemporary story of rural life in New Zealand while also honouring the powerful traditions of the heartland.

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Building on the best foundation

20 Sep 2022

Entrepreneur and altruist Marty Murchison (13303) has literally built a sustainable residential construction business from scratch.

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Gear up to support former Flower’s Housemaster

20 Sep 2022

A former Housemaster in Flower’s House, Dave Scott, is undertaking a 3000-kilometre, fundraising, cycle journey in memory of his mother to support Lung Foundation NZ.

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A man of the land – and so much more

20 Sep 2022

Forbes Mackenzie (6649) – An adventurer, an aviator, an entrepreneur, a raconteur, and a man of the land.

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Old Boys go the distance in Mongol Derby

20 Sep 2022

Old Boys Hugh (11556) and Ben (11867) Dampier-Crossley have flown across the globe to line up in the world’s longest and toughest horse race – the Mongol Derby.

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What an incredible legacy Sir Miles Warren has left Christ’s College

18 Aug 2022

The entire College community is in mourning as we remember this significant Old Boy, who not only carved an architectural career of excellence throughout New Zealand, but whose tangible contributions to College are evident everywhere on site.

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Hanson Xie wins spot at top university

20 Jul 2022

Old Boy Hanson Xie (15536) has won a place at the National University of Singapore (NUS), majoring in Electrical Engineering.

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Natural fibre trendsetter Gerry Smith ahead of his time

13 Jul 2022

At 83 years young, Gerry Smith is starting to think about retirement.

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Vale Sir Michael Fowler

13 Jul 2022

A distinguished architect, artist and politician, Old Boy Sir Michael Fowler (5193) has passed away at age 92.

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College knight takes a bow

13 Jul 2022

Christ’s College has a new knight, with Old Boy Sam Neill (7200) recently accepting the title of Knight Companion of the Order of New Zealand.

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All about architecture

23 Jun 2022

Architectural graduate and Old Boy Ben Russell drew a record crowd of 18 students to College’s latest Career Convos session on 23 June.

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Gateway to Computer Science career via Stanford

03 Jun 2022

Georgia Tech graduate Chris Jung has taken a slight detour, returning to College to share his American university experience with students before heading back to the United States to undertake a Master’s Degree in Computer Science at Stanford.

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Formidable forwards play on – 70 years on

28 May 2022

Seventy years on – and at age 87 – both Tom Tothill (5712) and John Clayton (5652) are back in play for the Christ’s College Rugby Reunion on Friday.

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Old Boys team up to kick off Rugby Reunion

27 May 2022

More than 30 former 1st XV players have lined up at College on Friday to celebrate their Rugby heydays during an action-packed reunion, culminating in a sideline seat for the big clash with Christchurch Boys’ High School at Orangetheory Stadium.

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Senior Honours Tie – the Right Hon Sir Andrew Tipping

26 May 2022

A former Supreme Court Judge, the Right Hon Sir Andrew Tipping (6706), has been awarded a Senior Honours Tie at Assembly by College Old Boys’ Association President Angus Dysart-Paul.

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Living the international dream

18 May 2022

Old Boy Tomohiro Harada (13120) firmly believes life is an adventure – if you let it become one.

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Where are they now? Richard Reed (5788)

18 May 2022

Retired pathologist, Angus cattle breeder, arts patron and renowned lecturer, Dr Richard Reed enjoys a much storied life in Melbourne.

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Irish pubs in Brazil, whisky on Waiheke

18 May 2022

From Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, Mark Hindmarsh (10715) came to Christ’s College in 1987. Now, after a lifetime of adventures around the globe, he is back in the north – in Onetangi on Waiheke Island.

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Different ways to becoming a doctor

18 May 2022

Medicine looked very human when two recent Old Boys and trainee doctors fronted for the latest Career Convos session, outlining how to navigate the path into medical studies.

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Richard Turpie’s heartfelt reason for running an ultra-marathon

09 May 2022

Old Boy Richard Turpie (15212) is on a marathon mission, running 100 kilometres to raise money to support the journey to a new heart for five-year-old Chase Porter.

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ANZAC service on the Quad

06 May 2022

For the first time in three terms the whole College community sang together at today’s service for the Commemoration of the Fallen.

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It’s Harvard for Brad

05 May 2022

Recent Old Boy Bradley Shearer (15167) is off to one of the world’s most prestigious universities, Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

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Chancellor John Whitehead at the helm

30 Mar 2022

The Order of St John, which traces its history back to 1080 and the Knights Hospitaller, is in the capable hands of Old Boy John Whitehead.

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College family matters for Pyatt generations

30 Mar 2022

Tom Pyatt – a grandson of former College Warden Bishop Allan Pyatt (1966–83) – was ‘reacquainted’ with his well-known grandfather during a recent visit to the Christ’s College Dining Hall.

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Pacific capsize – Russian rescue

30 Mar 2022

Adrift in a lifeboat for 13 days in 1976, three of them in the eye of a North Pacific typhoon, Robert McIntyre is lucky to be happily retired these days in Albany, north of Auckland.

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A cool head in a crisis

30 Mar 2022

Old Boy Chris Henshaw is part of the highly qualified team of 16 Search and Rescue Officers who monitor the country’s safety, ensuring a 24-hour, 365-day response is always available across the New Zealand Search and Rescue Region (NZSRR).

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Anyone for a House G and T?

15 Feb 2022

The very successful Old Boys 2021 Cocktail Party featuring House gins has spawned an official Christ’s College brand of its own.

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Farewell Bosco, welcome Cameron

15 Feb 2022

Christ’s College has a new Chaplain – the Rev. Cameron Pickering, formerly Assistant Priest at Christ Church Transitional Cathedral and an experienced history, geography, and social sciences teacher.

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Software ship comes in for Old Boy George Plummer

01 Dec 2021

Software entrepreneur – and College Old Boy – George Plummer (10762) is enjoying a wave of success with StarShipIt.

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Scholarly approach to urban architecture

29 Nov 2021

Old Boy Yun Fu (13108) has travelled widely since leaving Christ’s College. His studies and architectural work have taken him to Sydney, Beijing, London, Boston, and Rome. Today, Yun is a Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University.

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Top-flight pictorial log of Simon Spencer-Bower

29 Nov 2021

Internationally recognised pilot, instructor and aviation safety specialist Simon Spencer-Bower (7356) sets a new flightpath with his stunning pictorial book, Pilot’s Log – Once in a lifetime, every day.

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Giving Day – our community at its best

29 Nov 2021

A memorable Giving Day has reaped a remarkable return totalling more than $400,000 to ensure that more boys benefit from a life-changing education and experience through Christ’s College scholarships.

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