Giving back a duty Shailer Weston lives by
It might be more than 75 years since Shailer Weston left Christ’s College, but he still retains close links with us.
Sir Michael Fowler and Dr Vaughan Smith receive Honours Ties
A distinguished architect, artist and politician, and a technology and global impact specialist and former vice-president at Facebook were honoured in absentia with Senior Honours Ties at a recent College assembly.
A Michelin take on mince
When Michael Rowland-Jones (12707) talks about big flavours and approachable food, he’s talking mince on toast. But not as we know it.
Harry Chamberlain bats back for Canterbury
Old Boy Harry Chamberlain (13967) has won a professional contract with Canterbury for the 2021–22 season following an impressive return to top-level cricket.
College connections to Court Theatre centre stage
From treading the boards to sharing the storied history of The Court Theatre, Old Boy Derek Hargreaves MNZM (6403) continues to play a major role in the Christchurch arts.
Farm Forester of the Year
The winner of the Pan Pac Hawke’s Bay Farm Forester of the Year owns a 1,300ha sheep and beef hill country property located in the Central Hawke’s Bay region.
Rob Grigg sails away to claim trophy
Rob Grigg (6400) and his ‘Imp Zap’ crew took the honours in this year’s annual yacht race off Waikawa, near Picton.
Sam Bosworth in winning rhythm for Games
Former College cox Sam Bosworth (13830) is setting a hot pace as a member of the men’s eight on course to represent New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
National champions flick back into action
An impressive line-up of national champions – Old Boys Llewey Heale, Louis Beckert, Will Duston and Nick Lidstone – have helped launch the Christ's College hockey season.
Winning triple for two Old Boys
Old Boys Dan Batchelor (9549), left, and Grier Fuller (10569) again held the Maadi Cup following an emphatic victory by Christ’s College on Lake Karapiro, having been involved in wins...
Celebrating Sir Allan Wright
In mid-December last year, Canterbury Country Cricket hosted a function to acknowledge the contribution Sir Allan Wright had made to the association since its inception in 1960.
The U.S. is where the action is for Vaughan Smith
Figure out what you can be best at – ideally the best in the world, be bold and optimistic.
Murder, he wrote: A remarkable coincidence – 50 years on
In 1998, my book on capital punishment in New Zealand was published, called Guilty on The Gallows.
Good food, good wine, good friends
After leaving College, Andrew (Blue) Henderson (9710) studied Farm Management at Lincoln University. He was a farmer, production manager, dive instructor, commercial diver entrepreneur and rural contractor.
Land of plenty in Marlborough
Nigel Taylor (7235) started his career as an economist in the export meat industry, working in Christchurch and London.
Reunion weekend stunning success
On again, off again – Christ’s College’s reunion weekend was a hit last weekend, glorious weather adding to a heady mix of memories and old friendships rekindled.
Inspirational Old Boys’ posters
Six more posters of Old Boys will grace the walls of Christ’s College, providing fresh inspiration to the next generation of College students.
Generous windfall for College
Christ’s College was the benefactor of a generous windfall which was donated to College from property developers, Old Boy Craig Pickett (11332) and his business partner Mark Revis.
Walking the talk
It’s a working farm, a walking track, and a honey pot.
New York, New York
New York City is the place Henry Hargreaves (11589) wants to be right now, in spite of the global pandemic – it’s home and the hub of his fine art...
Extraordinary year at Oxford
The timing was uncanny.
Hard work recognised in Honours List
College featured once again in the 2021 New Year Honours with two Old Boys being celebrated.
Wairarapa Long Lunch
The Wairarapa Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 7 November. Afterwards, just under 30 Old Boys gathered for the Wairarapa Long Lunch at the historic Masterton Club, built in 1903.
Just what the doctor ordered
Josh Ting (15049) is passionate about the next generation of doctors.
Auckland branch in good heart
The Auckland Branch of the CCOBA recently had its AGM and Long Lunch at the Corner Bar at Remuera.
Christchurch Long Lunch
Food, drinks, friends and good conversation – the Christchurch Long Lunch, was a resounding success. The annual lunch took place on Friday 20 November at The Christchurch Club – 120...
65 Years On Reunion
Twenty-four of us from the year of 1955 made it to our 65 Years On reunion, down somewhat on previous years, but Covid-19 had restricted travel, especially for our North...
Pin this in your diary
Put Friday 15 October 2021 in your diary now. That’s the date for next year’s annual Old Boys’ Golf Tournament.
As you like it
Old Boy Edward Bijl (13222), who left College in 2008, can still be regularly seen back on campus.
Richard's recipe for longevity
Richard Harding’s (4455) young border collie is sitting patiently at his feet, giving his 98-year-old master a steady stare that means it’s time for a quick walk followed by dinner.
5 minutes with actor Henry Rolleston
Henry Rolleston (14488) might look familiar.
Anyone for pizza?
From child patron to part-time employee to co-owner – the Christchurch institution Spagalimis Pizzeria, has been part of Richard Winter’s (11827) life since he was tiny.
Peter Skelton CNZM– Chief Freshwater Commissioner
What Peter Skelton (6219), 81, doesn’t know about the environment, isn’t worth knowing.
Guy finds his niche in sports journalism
Not until the last term of his final year at Christ’s College, did Guy Heveldt (13126) identify a future career.
The simple truth about politics
Recent Old Boy Sam Howard is helping other young voters to better understand politics.
Senior A vs Old Boys – an all-star face-off
In a nail-biting finish after a neck and neck game it was the Old Boys who pulled through, taking a 97–95 win at the inaugural Old Boys vs Senior A...
Innovative business ideas impress judges
Pre-planted vegetable boxes and hemp oil for calming dogs were both in the mix when four
Making a difference
Everyone and everything is connected and, according to Old Boy Pete Oswald (14386), if you can do something positive you should.
Senior Honours Ties awarded
Two Old Boys, both from Harper House, were present at assembly on Thursday 23 July to receive the prestigious award of a Senior Honours tie.
Blazing the trail
From Christchurch to Qatar, Alex Baird’s (13218) career has taken him to Australia, Hawaii, Canada and Norway in between.
Cardiologist in the making
Uddaka Wijesinghe (13644) is a young doctor in Auckland, who attended Christ’s College 2006-2010.
A passion for Christchurch
James Stringer (12720) has a clear ambition – to put Christchurch on the map as one of the world’s most liveable cities.
Africa no safari for Rod
Kenya and Southern Tanzania provided some of the best experiences in Rod Heard’s (5761) lifelong career in sheep and beef farming.
Making a difference through WFP
Sam Clendon (12462) is used to living out of a suitcase. Although based in Bangkok at the Asia Pacific regional office of the World Food Programme, Sam spends more time...
Business world fascinates Norman
The business world has always fascinated Norman Engel (11712), an experienced and specialist business broker, who left College in 1998 and is now head of Business Sales for Savills Commercial...
Love of law and poetry
A love of the law has seen Auckland-based Nick Gresson (6161) QSM, born in 1939, spend a lifetime working for justice in the community – and being rewarded for it...
New Zealand Order of Merit for Don Long
Donald Stuart Long (7514) who was in Julius House from 1963-1967 was made a member of the prestigious New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020.
Calling all photographers
At school from 1965 to 1969, he was already a keen photographer when he arrived.
Beating stress and lifting mood
Best-selling author and illustrator Matthew Johnstone (9458) is continuing to make waves with his unique perspectives on mental health and wellbeing.
Guy sets up his own business
When he established Buchanan Financial Partners in 2020, Guy Buchanan (11691) took the biggest step of his financial planning career.
Online farmers’ market launched in lockdown
The onset of Covid-19 earlier this year meant Hamish Hutton (10718) and Suzy Hutton pulled out all stops to get Maker2u.com, the online farmers market, launched earlier than planned.
Manuka oil-based products prove a winner
Television’s Country Calendar has featured them, and sales of their natural healing products are soaring both here and abroad.
George Ritchie (11340)
George Ritchie made the unlikely switch from currency trading to farming seven years ago.
Joe Moody (12994)
Even before getting close to its halfway point, the 2020 season has already become one to remember.
Sam Johnson (12962)
Even before Sam left College in 2006, his dedication to social causes was felt by others.
Robert Bell (12000)
A firm believer in the power of education, Robert has been busy learning how to make a difference in people’s lives.
Leigh Hart (10284)
Studios and technical staff are a thing of the past for now, as Leigh Hart settles into the living room at home for his latest project – Leigh Hart’s Big...
Zach Gallagher (14822)
2019 Head Prefect Zach Gallagher’s first year out in the big wide world is not playing out quite as he expected.
Sam Cowdy (12018)
Sam Cowdy is part of the Christchurch family-owned business of Cowdy and Co, and he runs the firm’s commercial and residential sales with brother Nick, another Old Boy.
David Clouston (11085)
It has been a 2020 harvest to remember.
Bay de Lautour (5663)
Between grubbing thistles a few hours a day and fronting Zoom business meetings, Bay de Lautour’s life is busier than ever.
Andrew Henderson (9710)
One person who is relishing lockdown’s "home detention" is Detective Andrew “Blue” Henderson.