NZ Ambassador to Japan a familiar face
Old Boy Hamish Cooper (8729), New Zealand’s Ambassador to Japan, is hosting our upcoming visit to Tokyo in early October, to catch up with our community living and working there.
Griggs cultivate 160 year Show legacy
The Grigg name is synonymous with the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association (CAPA).
Albert O’Shannessey – from Upper to New York via rugby
Old Boy – and Central Washington University (CWU) graduate – Albert O’Shannessey (14915) has been drafted into the 2023 American Major League Rugby Collegiate Draft.
Living the life in London
The lure of London is never far from the minds of our young Old Boys.
The cap that came back to College
Clearing out barns before bidding a final farewell to the family farm – ‘Brooksdale Station’ in Springfield – St Andrew’s College Old Boy Maurice Milliken stumbled across a school cap. However, it was not his own but rather featured the familiar ‘CC’ of Christ’s College.
Jack Caunter – taking account of a consultancy career
Old Boy Jack Caunter (14671) believes that having “good friends in good places” helps to build a good career.
Author Alex McKinnon opens new page
Author, investment manager, and Old Boy Alex McKinnon (11465) has opened a new page in his career, visiting Christ’s College to share his thoughts on writing and the importance of solid English skills in all facets of life.
Numbers add up for accountancy career
Character counts when it comes to graduate recruitment at PwC.
An eye for design
Garth Satterthwaite (6212) shares his flair for design and acknowledges the positive guiding force of his time at College.
Land of opportunity
Anthony Aucutt (9127) has had a fascinating journey from College to Asia, including setting up his own executive search business to meet the varied needs of many industry sectors.
Flying the flag for College
The latest artwork to join the CCOBA collection is quintessentially Christ’s College.
Old Boys steal late win in annual basketball game
The College Old Boys team has extended its unbeaten record to four wins, overcoming the College A team by one point in the annual basketball clash at Christ’s College.
Drive to deliver by managing supply chain
At 23, Charlie Dyer (14562) is on the fast track in a supply chain management career.
Back on the attack – 60, 50, and 25 years on
Sixty years on, four 1963 Christ’s College 1st XV members have lined up for their reunion, reflecting on the travels of their very social “amateur” team and remembering the seven players who have watched their last game.
The hardest foot race on the planet
David Cartwright (9808) has unfinished business with the Sahara Desert.
Rhys Bridges – a structured approach to a geotechnical career
Geotechnical engineer Rhys Bridges (14091) has brought depth and structure to a highly informative Christ’s College Career Convos session.
Building better businesses for 75 years
At 92, company director and accountant Reg Hintz (5203) has spent most of his working life investing in people and helping to grow businesses around New Zealand.
The lightness of being
Nick Gresson’s (6161) love of his father runs deep.
A glorious idea for art
Imagine being able to change the artwork on your wall with your remote.
Powering into an electrical trades career
Industrial electrician James Jerard (14579) has sparked interest in trades during the first Christ’s College Careers Convos session for 2023.
Ties that bind – Senior Honours recipients Sam Bosworth and Joe Moody
A gold medal-winning coxswain who has made rowing history and one of New Zealand’s most powerful present-day rugby props have been awarded Senior Honours Ties at the Christ’s College Assembly.
Ben Breitmeyer bowls into U19 national cricket side
Old Boy Ben Breitmeyer has been named to represent New Zealand at the U19 ICC World Cup Qualifying Tournament in June in Darwin, Australia.
First-up win keeps Alex Todhunter on Coast to Coast course
Old Boy Alex Todhunter (14889) is already eyeing the individual category of the Kathmandu Coast to Coast after winning the two-day race this year with teammate Mitch Fraser.
Farmer tells of the horror in Hawke’s Bay
Mark Warren (8838) is in a hurry. He has a crew of 4WD farming mates arriving soon from nearby Hunterville to help with emergency fencing repairs.
Drawing on nature for inspiration
It’s just as well Nicolas Dillon (9688) has ignored his career adviser’s words at school.
Tom always has a goal in mind
Tom Mackenzie (10741) is an ideas man. He’s never short of inspiration.
Skier Tawny Wagstaff destroys NZ speed record
Old Boy Tawny Wagstaff (11820) has broken a 20-year-old New Zealand speed skiing record, recording a stunning 248.610km/h run at the Speed Skiing World Championships in Vars, France.
Hundreds of Old Boys return to College
Hundreds of Old Boys from across New Zealand and overseas have returned to Christ’s College to celebrate a very special Reunion Weekend.
Scholarships, study and work in the US
A 2014 Christ’s College graduate, Angus McKenzie (14184) spent his tertiary years in the United States after gaining multiple scholarships and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky.
Our gates are again open as we offer College Tours, often led by our wonderful Old Boys.
Memorable moments with Tim Armitage and Alan Lock
Old Boys Tim Armitage (6591) and Alan Lock (6647) have returned to College for their 65-year school reunion. Here, they recall their schooldays and share their post-College journeys.
Guy Pascoe heads Independent Schools of New Zealand
Old Boy Guy Pascoe (10760) has been appointed Chief Executive of Independent Schools of New Zealand (ISNZ). He stepped up from his previous ISNZ deputy role on 1 January 2023.
Dick Tripp – keeping the Christian faith
Old Boy Dick Tripp (5627) views his life as “privileged in many ways, having been born in New Zealand of parents who had great morals, and brought up on a farm that gave me independence and practical skills”.
City life versus country life
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.
Keeping community at the heart of business
Jamie Schwass (13473) spends much of his time giving back to Selwyn, the Christchurch community where he grew up and now works.
Barker’s of Geraldine – a winning recipe
No one drives through Geraldine without stopping for a coffee and tasty treat at Barker’s Foodstore & Eatery.
Building up education in Africa
Old Boy Nik Bull (14668) has swapped Wellington for Livingstone, Zambia, to help build much-needed classrooms in Africa.
Organic food for thought from the Bostock Brothers
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.
From goat embryos to reuseable bottles
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.
Generations of College connections
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.