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Shailer and Jane Weston

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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Michael Rowland-Jones

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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Murder, he wrote: A remarkable coincidence – 50 years on

17 Mar 2021

In 1998, my book on capital punishment in New Zealand was published, called Guilty on The Gallows.

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Blue Henderson

Good food, good wine, good friends

05 Mar 2021

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.

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Nigel Taylor

Land of plenty in Marlborough

26 Feb 2021

Nigel Taylor (7235) started his career as an economist in the export meat industry, working in Christchurch and London.

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Reunion weekend stunning success

23 Feb 2021

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.

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Inspirational Old Boys’ posters

23 Feb 2021

Six more posters of Old Boys will grace the walls of Christ’s College, providing fresh inspiration to the next generation of College students.

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Generous windfall for College

01 Feb 2021

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.

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Dan Shand

Walking the talk

01 Feb 2021

It’s a working farm, a walking track, and a honey pot.

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New York, New York

01 Feb 2021

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...

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Jonathan Stevenson

Extraordinary year at Oxford

01 Feb 2021

The timing was uncanny.

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Hard work recognised in Honours List

01 Feb 2021

College featured once again in the 2021 New Year Honours with two Old Boys being celebrated.

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Wairarapa Long Lunch

27 Nov 2020

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.

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Just what the doctor ordered

26 Nov 2020

Josh Ting (15049) is passionate about the next generation of doctors.

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Auckland branch in good heart

26 Nov 2020

The Auckland Branch of the CCOBA recently had its AGM and Long Lunch at the Corner Bar at Remuera.

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Christchurch Long Lunch

26 Nov 2020

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...

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65 Years On Reunion

26 Nov 2020

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...

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Pin this in your diary

26 Nov 2020

Put Friday 15 October 2021 in your diary now. That’s the date for next year’s annual Old Boys’ Golf Tournament.

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As you like it

25 Nov 2020

Old Boy Edward Bijl (13222), who left College in 2008, can still be regularly seen back on campus.

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Richard Harding

Richard's recipe for longevity

25 Nov 2020

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.

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Henry Rolleston

5 minutes with actor Henry Rolleston

25 Nov 2020

Henry Rolleston (14488) might look familiar.

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Anyone for pizza?

25 Nov 2020

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.

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Peter Skelton

Peter Skelton CNZM– Chief Freshwater Commissioner

22 Sep 2020

What Peter Skelton (6219), 81, doesn’t know about the environment, isn’t worth knowing.

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Guy Helveldt

Guy finds his niche in sports journalism

20 Sep 2020

Not until the last term of his final year at Christ’s College, did Guy Heveldt (13126) identify a future career.

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The simple truth about politics

18 Sep 2020

Recent Old Boy Sam Howard is helping other young voters to better understand politics.

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Senior A vs Old Boys – an all-star face-off

18 Sep 2020

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...

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Innovative business ideas impress judges

18 Sep 2020

Pre-planted vegetable boxes and hemp oil for calming dogs were both in the mix when four

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Making a difference

18 Sep 2020

Everyone and everything is connected and, according to Old Boy Pete Oswald (14386), if you can do something positive you should.

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Senior Honours Ties awarded

28 Jul 2020

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.

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Blazing the trail

14 Jul 2020

From Christchurch to Qatar, Alex Baird’s (13218) career has taken him to Australia, Hawaii, Canada and Norway in between.

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Uddaka

Cardiologist in the making

07 Jul 2020

Uddaka Wijesinghe (13644) is a young doctor in Auckland, who attended Christ’s College 2006-2010.

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James Stringer

A passion for Christchurch

01 Jul 2020

James Stringer (12720) has a clear ambition – to put Christchurch on the map as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

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Rod Heard

Africa no safari for Rod

30 Jun 2020

Kenya and Southern Tanzania provided some of the best experiences in Rod Heard’s (5761) lifelong career in sheep and beef farming.

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Sam Clendon

Making a difference through WFP

30 Jun 2020

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...

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Business world fascinates Norman

30 Jun 2020

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...

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Nicholas Gresson

Love of law and poetry

30 Jun 2020

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...

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New Zealand Order of Merit for Don Long

30 Jun 2020

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.

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Calling all photographers

30 Jun 2020

At school from 1965 to 1969, he was already a keen photographer when he arrived.

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Matthew Johnstone

Beating stress and lifting mood

30 Jun 2020

Best-selling author and illustrator Matthew Johnstone (9458) is continuing to make waves with his unique perspectives on mental health and wellbeing.

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Guy Buchanan

Guy sets up his own business

30 Jun 2020

When he established Buchanan Financial Partners in 2020, Guy Buchanan (11691) took the biggest step of his financial planning career.

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Hamish Hutton

Online farmers’ market launched in lockdown

30 Jun 2020

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.

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Richard Macdonald

Manuka oil-based products prove a winner

30 Jun 2020

Television’s Country Calendar has featured them, and sales of their natural healing products are soaring both here and abroad.

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George Ritchie (11340)

23 Jun 2020

George Ritchie made the unlikely switch from currency trading to farming seven years ago.

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Joe Moody (12994)

16 Jun 2020

Even before getting close to its halfway point, the 2020 season has already become one to remember.

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Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson (12962)

09 Jun 2020

Even before Sam left College in 2006, his dedication to social causes was felt by others.

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Robert Bell (12000)

02 Jun 2020

A firm believer in the power of education, Robert has been busy learning how to make a difference in people’s lives.

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Leigh Hart (10284)

29 Apr 2020

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...

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Zach Gallagher (14822)

28 Apr 2020

2019 Head Prefect Zach Gallagher’s first year out in the big wide world is not playing out quite as he expected.

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Sam Cowdy (12018)

28 Apr 2020

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.

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David Clouston

David Clouston (11085)

28 Apr 2020

It has been a 2020 harvest to remember.

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Bay de Lautour

Bay de Lautour (5663)

28 Apr 2020

Between grubbing thistles a few hours a day and fronting Zoom business meetings, Bay de Lautour’s life is busier than ever.

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Blue Henderson

Andrew Henderson (9710)

28 Apr 2020

One person who is relishing lockdown’s "home detention" is Detective Andrew “Blue” Henderson.

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