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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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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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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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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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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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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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