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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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Wild sea cucumber – taste the difference

29 Nov 2021

Beche-de-mer or wild sea cucumber are Old Boy James Parfitt’s business – and the Chinese can’t get enough of them.

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Architectural Drawings of Christ’s College by Sir Miles Warren + Alec Bruce

26 Nov 2021

A beautiful new book – Architectural Drawings of Christ’s College by Sir Miles Warren + Alec Bruce – that captures the architectural art of Christ’s College is now available.

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Language of flowers in full bloom

28 Sep 2021

A stunning new artwork – Ayesha Green’s Kurawaka – has been welcomed to the Christ’s College Old Boys’ Association Art Collection.

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Sole College gold medallist makes a splash at assembly

23 Sep 2021

The only Olympic gold medallist in College history – Sam Bosworth (13830) – has returned on Wednesday to address assembly. Sam – the coxswain for the triumphant men’s rowing eight at the Tokyo Olympics – has spoken to the boys, alongside Olympic coach – and Mathematics teacher – Tony O’Connor.

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Haydn Rawstron – a voice of inspiration and innovation

10 Sep 2021

As musician, musicologist and artists' manager, Haydn Rawstron sets the scene: a glittering global career over more than 50 years, garnering honours and sharing a passion for opera, music and Canterbury heritage.

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Jono Blyth – banking on strong relationships at heart of success

03 Sep 2021

Jono Blyth credits his time at Christ’s College for highlighting “the importance of building relationships and following your passions”.

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Lucas Smith is an ideas man

26 Aug 2021

Do you know that about 58 billion sticking plasters end up in the world’s ecosystem each year? And they don’t break down. Lucas Smith has a solution – biodegradable merino plasters.

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Giving back a duty Shailer Weston lives by

27 Jul 2021

It might be more than 75 years since Shailer Weston left Christ’s College, but he still retains close links with us.

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Sir Michael Fowler and Dr Vaughan Smith receive Honours Ties

22 Jul 2021

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.

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A Michelin take on mince

22 Jul 2021

When Michael Rowland-Jones (12707) talks about big flavours and approachable food, he’s talking mince on toast. But not as we know it.

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Harry Chamberlain bats back for Canterbury

22 Jul 2021

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.

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College connections to Court Theatre centre stage

22 Jul 2021

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.

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Farm Forester of the Year

27 May 2021

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.

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Rob Grigg sails away to claim trophy

26 May 2021

Rob Grigg (6400) and his ‘Imp Zap’ crew took the honours in this year’s annual yacht race off Waikawa, near Picton.

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Sam Bosworth in winning rhythm for Games

24 May 2021

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.

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National champions flick back into action

07 May 2021

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.

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Winning triple for two Old Boys

29 Mar 2021

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...

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Celebrating Sir Allan Wright

24 Mar 2021

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.

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The U.S. is where the action is for Vaughan Smith

19 Mar 2021

Figure out what you can be best at – ideally the best in the world, be bold and optimistic.

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