Software ship comes in for Old Boy George Plummer
Software entrepreneur – and College Old Boy – George Plummer (10762) is enjoying a wave of success with StarShipIt.
Scholarly approach to urban architecture
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.
Top-flight pictorial log of Simon Spencer-Bower
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.
Giving Day – our community at its best
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.
Wild sea cucumber – taste the difference
Beche-de-mer or wild sea cucumber are Old Boy James Parfitt’s business – and the Chinese can’t get enough of them.
Architectural Drawings of Christ’s College by Sir Miles Warren + Alec Bruce
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.
Language of flowers in full bloom
A stunning new artwork – Ayesha Green’s Kurawaka – has been welcomed to the Christ’s College Old Boys’ Association Art Collection.
Sole College gold medallist makes a splash at assembly
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.
Haydn Rawstron – a voice of inspiration and innovation
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.
Jono Blyth – banking on strong relationships at heart of success
Jono Blyth credits his time at Christ’s College for highlighting “the importance of building relationships and following your passions”.
Lucas Smith is an ideas man
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.
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.