Sir Allan Frederick Wright, KBE (5263), aged 93
27 November 2022
A Christ’s College teacher couldn’t have been more wrong when he told young Allan Wright back in 1946 that he wouldn’t amount to much.
Nothing could have been further from the truth.
In adult life, Sir Allan was knighted for his services to farming and business, and was widely respected for his consensus style.
After attending Christ’s College he returned to the family farm near Sheffield in central Canterbury.
In 1949, he joined the Sheffield Young Farmers’ Club and served as the National President of Young Farmers’ Clubs in 1958. In 1973, he and his younger brother, Ness, won the AC Cameron Royal Agricultural Society gold medal for excellence in farming.
Active in the North Canterbury branch of Federated Farmers, Sir Allan served as Chair of the Meat and Wool section from 1967–1971, and President between 1971– 1974.
At a national level, he was Senior Vice Chair of the Meat and Wool section of Federated Farmers from 1971–1972, Junior Vice President in 1973, Senior Vice President from 1974–1976, and President of Federated Farmers of New Zealand from 1977–1981.
In the 1982 New Year Honours, he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, recognising his service to agriculture.
Sir Allan served as the first Chancellor of Lincoln University when it gained full autonomy as a university. During his tenure, the roll grew significantly and increasingly diverse courses were introduced.
He held many governance roles in business and sports, including as a director of Southpower, Alliance Textiles, New Zealand Rail, the Rural Bank, and FMG Insurance.
Sir Allan’s twin brother, Geoff (5264), played first-class cricket for Canterbury, and was the father of New Zealand test cricket captain John Wright (8043).
Sir Allan died late 2022, aged 93. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, June, Lady Wright, and children Quentin (8044), Janne, Stuart (8693) Adrienne and James (9267).
Timothy Michael Terrence Herrick (6406), aged 83
7 July 2022
Tim Herrick was born in Hong Kong on 18 May 1939 as his father, Captain Terrence Herrick, and mother Janet were stationed there with the British Royal Navy. He spent his early years in Devon, England, and attended Tonbridge School for the first part of his secondary schooling.
The family moved to Auckland in 1955 when Tim’s father became Naval Officer in Charge at the Devonport Naval Base. Tim started in Jacobs House as a 5th former and had many fond memories of his time at Christ’s College. He became a Fellow of the Governing Body of Christ’s College for 16 years and President of the Old Boys’ Association.
After school, Tim graduated with a BCom at the University of Canterbury and became a highly regarded Chartered Accountant in public practice and the supervisor of the largest legal trust account department in Christchurch. He became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Tim was also Chairman of Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools for 20 years and the key driver in the development and success of the pools as one of the South Island’s most successful tourist concerns and the resulting growth of the town.
Family was extremely important to Tim. He married Gillian Nicholls and they had two children, Michael (10139) and Belinda. Over the years, they had many great adventures together, sailing and skiing. After sadly losing Gill early, Tim was very lucky to find further happiness, marrying Caroline Todhunter.
In retirement, Tim moved to Wanaka and later Havelock North to be close to family and got great pleasure as an active member of the ukulele and photography groups and watching grandchildren’s sport.
Tim passed away peacefully with his family around him on 7 July 2022 in Havelock North. He is survived by his children, Michael and Bindy.
Joseph James Laffey Ward (7113), aged 75
17 December 2021
Joseph James Laffey Ward died just before Christmas from emphysema, aged 75.
A phenomenal sportsman, he played fullback for the College 1st XV and was known for his heroic, try-saving tackles. In his first year in Julius, he won the intermediate gym championship. In his second year – while still a junior – he won the senior gym championship. In the subsequent years, he collected his now personal property – the senior gym trophy.
Born a townie, he loved the country, running sheep farms and dairy farms and finishing up in rural real estate.
He will be remembered as a muscly daredevil. If he was not jumping off someone’s roof to land in their swimming pool, then he would join you for good company. A hard case who was always good company.
Timothy Damon Ruddenklau (9884), aged 54
25 October 2021
Timothy Damon Ruddenklau (9884), eldest son of Charles (6562) and Dorothy Ruddenklau, brother of Kim, Arthur (10772) and Nick (11641), died peacefully in the Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia, surrounded by his loving family, on 25 October 2021 after suffering a brain aneurysm. He was 54 years old.
Tim was educated initially at Waimate Main School before attending Christ’s College from 1981–1984 as a boarder in Flower’s House. Tim’s school years were marked with many achievements, close and lifelong friendships, and many good memories.
On leaving school, he attended Lincoln College, graduating in 1989 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture).
Tim then travelled to Britain with a friend, where they both found employment demonstrating combine harvesters for Massey Ferguson throughout England and Scotland. Tim stayed on, working on farms and in other various jobs before travelling to Denmark, where he again worked in agriculture for a year before moving to France for the ski season. There, he worked in the hotel and restaurant industry and enjoyed the slopes.
He returned to New Zealand in November 1995 and quickly joined Cropmark as a field officer, travelling throughout the central South Island before taking up a position in Methven. It was in Methven that Tim met his wife, Angela Schaefer, from Clare, South Australia.
Tim moved to South Australia in 1998 and settled in the Clare Valley, where he took a position as a field officer with the Australian Barley Board. He bought grain on its behalf from the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. In 2012, founded his own business, Ruddenklau Grain, which specialised in on-farm storage and container trading, rather than the bulk commodity market. Ruddenklau Grain traded wheat, barley, lentils, chickpeas, and canola.
In 1999, with his wife, Angela, Tim purchased 8.5ha in the Clare Valley and, in addition to trading grain, he established a vineyard in the premium wine region. He grew Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, initially selling them to local wineries before dabbling in producing his own label, Ruddenklau Wines ‘The Lone Kiwi’. He thoroughly enjoyed tending to the vines and selling his wine. It has received several awards and is renowned for consistently good fruit.
Tim was greatly admired in the community and involved with many of his children’s sporting clubs and school committees. His favourite pastimes were to fish off the coasts of both Yorke Peninsula and Eyre Peninsula and return to New Zealand annually with his Australian friends to enjoy the opening of the duck hunting season. He was a fiercely proud New Zealander and always loved showing off his country to any Australian friends. He enjoyed travelling and explored much of Australia with his family and friends, including crossing the Simpson Desert in central Australia in 2021.
Tim is sadly missed by all who have known him and is survived by his wife, Angela, and his three children, Charlotte, 20, Lucienne, 19, and Angus, 15.
Dr Peter William Richmond (4896), aged 94
27 May 2021
Distinguished consultant psychiatrist and respected College Old Boy Dr Peter Richmond has died in England aged 94.
College Dux during World War II, Peter – the only son of Thomas and Gwendoline – was a member of Condell’s House from 1939–42, excelling in highly academic subjects. He won a scholarship to Otago University, where he studied medicine, graduating in 1948.
Wanting to achieve in an international arena, Peter secured his passage to Britain by becoming a ship’s doctor. He landed in his new home in 1952. He was soon offered a position with St George’s Hospital in Mayfair, quickly progressing to the role of a leading consulting psychiatrist.
In 1972, Peter was elected into The Royal College of Psychiatrists, with his clients reportedly including members of the most titled families in the land. However, he was renowned for treating all people equally – with respect, dignity and fairness.
Peter met his Spanish partner, Paco Martinez, in 1962 and they spent the next 45 years together, travelling and eventually buying a home near Alicante in Spain.
A knowledgeable investor and a man of dry wit and humour, Peter continued to build on his outstanding medical career and always deeply cared for others, particularly in the field of mental health. He also continued to nurture his love of books and Russian opera and his interest in politics. Throughout his life, Peter maintained close contact with his wider family, particularly his sister, Carol, and nephew David and niece Nicolle.
Described by family members as a “true gentleman”, Peter was a loving, generous and proud man who made a major contribution to mental health over many years.
Peter Richmond was born on 22 September 1925 in Christchurch and died on 8 February 2020 in Epsom, England.
Iain Watson Gallaway (4566), aged 99
27 May 2021
Iain Gallaway was a man of many talents, but for most he was simply the genial voice of Otago and New Zealand cricket.
The highly respected Old Boy died recently in his hometown of Dunedin, aged 99 years.
Iain Watson Gallaway was born in 1922. He spent his secondary school years boarding at Christ’s College. He was Head of Jacobs House in 1940, and spent two years each in the 1st XI and 1st XV.
Iain maintained a life-long association with College. He served on the Board for several years and was a life member of the Old Boys' Association. Son Garth Gallaway, also an Old Boy, says his father often spoke about those school days being the happiest days of his life.
Garth says World War 2 had a profound effect on his father – 177 Christ’s College Old Boys lost their lives in that war and Iain knew 77 of them. Thirteen were his contemporaries in Jacobs. Of his 1939 1st X1, six mates were killed, including his greatest friend, David Monaghan.
Although Iain was in the Royal New Zealand Artillery and the Royal New Zealand Navy from 1941–45, he did not see active service.
Before leaving for England, Iain was a cadet reporter for the Otago Daily Times. On his return, he studied law at Otago University, was admitted to the bar in 1950, and moved into the family firm.
However, law was not his first love – sport was his obsession.
Garth describes his father as a better-than-handy wicket-keeper and a less than useful batsman. It was watching the game where he excelled, commentating on rugby first, and then cricket for 40 years.
“He never put himself ahead of the game. His role was to paint the picture and to be accurate. For Dad, accuracy was not negotiable. Everything depended on preparation – watching the teams preparing, knowing damn well who the players were and a good set of binoculars.”
In 1992, at the age of 70, Iain retired from broadcasting. The Cricket World Cup was his finale. He subsequently became President of New Zealand Cricket for four years.
Away from the sports arena, Iain held multiple board appointments, where he was highly respected for his wise counsel. He was a board member of the Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand from 1978–82 and again from 1984–89; served on the board of the NZ Sports Foundation for 14 years; was a lifetime trustee of the Murray Halberg Trust; and a director of department store DIC in the 1970s. Iain spent more than 50 years on the Diocesan Trust Board and was Chancellor of the diocese for 25 years.
Iain’s wife, Virginia, died in 2007. He is survived by his children, Garth, Sarah, Annie and Alice, together with seven grandchildren.
He aha te mea nui o te ao
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
What is the most important thing in the world?
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people
Vale father – rest well.
Our thanks to the Gallaway family for allowing us permission to republish excerpts from their father’s eulogy.
Campbell William Ballantyne (5383), aged 89
27 May 2021
Campbell William Ballantyne was born to Ronald (2562) and Janet Ballantyne on 17 August 1931, the oldest of five children, including Peter (6366). He grew up in Christchurch and attended Medbury School and Christ’s College. At College, he was successful academically, became a prefect and was awarded school colours for athletics. Towards the end of his schooling, Cam recognised there might be a future in the family retail business, J Ballantyne & Co Ltd, and set about ensuring he had something to offer.
He gained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury and headed overseas in the mid-1950s to gain retail experience with several leading department stores, including Buckley & Nunn in Melbourne, Harrods in London, and Abraham & Straus in New York. He also studied at the University of New York before returning to New Zealand – and Ballantynes – in 1958 with a Master of Science in Retailing. He spent time as the company’s internal auditor and then company secretary before becoming general merchandise manager – responsible for the buying, promotion, and management of merchandise. This gave him the opportunity to implement the latest ideas from overseas regarding retail operations and practices. In 1978, he was appointed Managing Director, a role he retained until his retirement in 1996.
Like his predecessors, ‘Mr Campbell’ – as he was known on the shop floor – set a tone and image for Ballantynes. Socially correct and polite, he usually chose to be in the background and to listen to others. However, when required or asked, he asserted his views, which were always thought through diligently, pertinent, and respected. His leadership style was singular and firm. He fostered respectful and business-like relationships and his integrity and fairness built an atmosphere of trust around him. He allowed those who had proved themselves plenty of latitude and delegated decision making accordingly. He accepted mistakes would arise, particularly with regards to fashions. So long as they were not repeated too often, one could be assured of his support. He was approachable when one had a problem, whether it be personal, or business related. His unannounced presence on the shop floor or behind the scenes was appreciated by staff and customers alike.
Despite his busy life within the family business, Campbell found time to dedicate to Nurse Maude, the NZ Retailers Federation, The Institute of Management, and the Design Institute of NZ. In all of these, he held positions of responsibility and leadership. In 1998, he became a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the community.
In 1961, Campbell married Lesley Innes-Jones and so began a loving marriage and successful partnership which was to continue for the next 59 years.
Cam travelled regularly overseas during his business career to keep abreast of retail trends. After retirement, with children and grandchildren in Australia and the UK, he and Lesley continued to travel regularly and explore different parts of the world.
Away from business life, Campbell was a talented home handyman. His woodworking and metalworking skills, mostly self-taught, were second to none and over the years he developed a well-equipped home workshop. Retirement allowed Campbell more time to devote to one of his passions, repairing and refurbishing clocks. He was also a keen gardener, an amateur beekeeper and enjoyed dinghy sailing during summer holidays in Akaroa.
Campbell died on 23 December 2020 in Christchurch after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Lesley, sons Tony (9130) and Jonathan (9278) and daughter Catherine. His youngest son, Tim (9792), predeceased him.
Christopher John Hindmarsh (1041), aged 82
24 May 2021
Christopher attended Christ’s College from 1952–1956, travelling from the east coast of the North Island. The trip took more than two days and was quite an adventure, with several other boys being picked up along the way.
Relinquishing any claim to the family farm in Hawkes Bay, Christopher boarded a cargo ship and ended up in Brazil in 1964, where he worked initially for the British meat works company, Anglo.
Following the return of his son, Mark, and daughter Nicola (and briefly Brigid) to Brazil in the early 2000s, he made his way back to Brazil, a very different country to the one he had left 20 years earlier. He accompanied his children in their endeavours in Sao Paulo, always enthusiastic and supportive, and looking for the next adventure.
An ever-present attendee at various school reunions, he held very fond memories of his time at Christ’s College, or even more so Flower’s House, and kept in regular contact with friends from that time. He was adamant his son would also attend College, even though they lived in Keri Keri, Bay of Islands.
Retiring to Alagoas, Brazil, he managed a coastal coconut plantation for more than 10 years, where he became affectionately known as the Maharaja of Alagoas. His charm, quick wit and total commitment to all things traditional made him distinctly unique.
His stoic resistance to an ever-changing world will be remembered and missed by many. He died on the 20 April 2021, in Coruripe, Alagoas, at the age of 82.
Anthony Louis Danby Warren (6233), aged 82
24 May 2021
Anthony was the eldest child of Lou and Moira Warren. He was brother to Wendy, Jillian, Fay and David, father to David, Geraldine and Anthony, and grandfather to Harriet and Ethan.
A proud Cantabrian, and Cathedral Grammar and Christ's College pupil, he was also a sportsman, achieving success in Formula 2 and Formula 3 car racing. He also enjoyed running, cricket and club golf, maintaining his passion and interest in sports, particularly golf, until the very end.
He loved his work, and his colleagues became firm friends. His inquisitive mind enjoyed the opportunity to have a coffee while discussing business, world events and other people’s viewpoints. Anthony was circumspect, and compartmentalised what people knew about his extraordinary life and travels.
He was a proud father, always letting his children know how much they were loved. His cancer, though tragic, typified his character and resilience. He certainly didn’t go quietly into the night. To paraphrase the exceptional carers at Shalom Court (Auckland), Anthony was a fighter with boundless determination and courage, and despite the pain, he rallied time and time again, until he could no more.
Perhaps more important than those he leaves behind, are his legacy of memories and teachings. His emphasis on doing the right thing and the importance of going to sleep with a clear conscience will always be remembered.
Anthony has gone for a long sleep now – pain-free – with a clear conscience and the knowledge that he is loved, remembered and missed. He rests with his parents at Onewhero Cemetery.
William Michael Wardell (6096), aged 79
25 November 2020
Bill Wardell was a distinguished medical scientist in pharmaceutical research and drug development. He was solely responsible for major changes in the approval of new medicines, particularly in the USA, and undoubtedly responsible for saving the lives of thousands of people.
His early years were spent in New Zealand, where he loved the outdoors, experimenting with chemicals in the backyard shed, and later, mountaineering. He was clearly the model for the boy hero of his mother’s successful children’s mystery series. He attended Christ’s College, where he was encouraged and inspired by its Headmaster, Brasenose alumnus Reg Hornsby, to work towards admission to Oxford University. Bill did a pre-medical course in Dunedin and won a Commonwealth Medical Scholarship to Brasenose at Oxford University, where he became a medical student.
Bill was quickly recognised as highly academic and organised. For example, he recorded the things he needed to learn on cards, studying them even at the swimming pool – a clear indication of his talent at handling data. (He went on to spend the most number of years in statu pupillari at Brasenose of any graduate since WWII, earning a BSc/MA; BM, BCh; DPhil; and DM)
Outside his studies, he played sport, and memorably became Secretary of the Phoenix Common Room, which had largely been the club for rather upper-class Englishmen. It morphed into a club populated by Rhodes Scholars such as Bob O’Neill and other ‘colonials’. I have a vivid memory of Bill performing a haka on the dining table.
After taking finals and before doing the clinical portion of his medical degree, Bill interposed doing a DPhil. in the Pharmacology Department supervised by Bill Paton. During his research years, he and I shared a flat in Norham Gardens, along with George Alberti of Balliol, later Sir George Alberti and President of the Royal College of Physicians who was also interposing a DPhil. It was during this time that we organised a skiing trip, and much more significantly, he met Dorothy, the American who was to become his future wife.
The clinical course involved Bill’s doing house jobs and practising as a locum in England. He then took Dorothy to New Zealand to see his birthplace, working as a doctor and teaching at the University of Otago. There he obtained a Merck Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology to the distinguished and pioneering Pharmacology Department at the University of Rochester where he quickly advanced to become a professor and created a new Center for the Study of Drug Development (now at Tufts). He retained involvement with patients and prescribing drugs for their treatment. This was a life-changing period. Having practised both in the UK and New Zealand, he was aware of drugs which could cure sick patients, but they were not approved in the US by the FDA, even if they had been available and used for many years without problems, overseas.
Many people would just have moaned about this, but Bill sought out a National Science Foundation grant to look into it and collected quantified data which showed that the FDA was dilatory in giving approvals. He showed, for example, that a heart drug already used for 10 years in the UK could have saved the lives of more US men in a year than had been killed in accidents.
The issue became a campaign with Bill testifying before the House and Senate earning him the nickname “Dr Drug Lag” and some hostility from politicians, but praise from the national media and from patients. That campaign changed the way the FDA worked, enabling the agency to consider efficacy in addition to safety, make speedier approvals, and incorporate more post approval surveillance. These results proved positive for the pharmaceutical industry and it encouraged his sideline in pharma-economics. His next major issue was the length of time drug research takes with the result that the profitable period before patents run out proved to be very short, thus discouraging much research. He advocated a system of possible patent extensions, which were popular with big pharmaceutical companies but potentially devastating to some of the generic companies. Opposition was supported by Ralph Nader, but even worse, much pressure was put on Bill – even a death threat to him and his children. Offers came in from the pharma industry where Bill had notable success introducing novel therapeutics and also the world’s largest selling drug ever, Lipitor.
When the biotech industry began to blossom, he moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to head a company engineering proteins for the industry. He later became medical SVP for a company conducting clinical trials (CRO) and heading its drug development sciences institute.
In his later years, he and Dorothy moved to Florida where he enjoyed daily swims and beach walks and consulted nationally on drug development and approval.
In his last years, he suffered from cancer and then sudden-onset dementia. He left not only an adoring family and many close friends, but also untold hundreds of thousands of people who are unaware that they are only alive thanks to Bill.
By Professor Graham Richards CBE FRS, Fellow Emeritus of Brasenose. Originally published in The Brazen Nose.
Cassels Kernahan (4868), aged 94
25 November 2020
On June 6, 2020, at Christchurch Hospital, aged 94 years. Loved husband of the late Jean (Peg). Dearly loved father of Adam (Australia), special grandfather of Michael, and Rachael, uncle of Mands, Cate, and David. Many thanks to the staff of ward 27 Christchurch hospital, for their care of Cassells. Messages may be addressed to the family of the late Cassells Kernahan, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545.
Antony John Courage (6016), aged 81
25 November 2020
Tony was the eldest child and only son of John and Betty Courage, who farmed at Amberley, North Canterbury. He attended Amberley Primary School and Medbury and then, following in the footsteps of his father (3638) and grandfather (1083), he completed his secondary education at Christ’s College. While at College, Tony entered fully into its musical life; he sang in the Chapel Choir and played in the College Band.
After leaving school, Tony worked on the home and on other farms in North Canterbury, then moved to Dunedin where he joined the staff of a road contracting firm. In 1965 he left New Zealand on his OE, which was interrupted by a 10-year stay in Canada. He settled in Prince George BC where he continued to work for roading contractors and to be involved in church choirs and stage musicals.
It had been assumed that Tony would return to the family farm in Amberley. However, what he later described as a life-changing moment, saw him entering the Anglican Theological College in Vancouver where he spent three years training for ordained ministry.
His first appointment was to the Parish of Valemont-McBride, a rural parish near Banff. He later moved to Edmonton Cathedral as Canon Pastor but it wasn’t long before he felt the pull of home. On his return to the Christchurch Diocese, he was appointed to Geraldine. Tony was a faithful priest and pastor and is remembered with affection by the parishioners of those parishes in which he subsequently served.
Tony’s life-long interests included vintage farm machinery, choral singing and organ music. He was an accomplished pianist and organist. An almost 40-year involvement with the Lions organisation culminated in him being awarded membership of the Melvin Jones Fellowship.
Following his retirement, he and his wife moved to Oxford where they bought a property, which Tony much enjoyed looking after. At the same time, he enjoyed establishing himself in the local community and renewing friendships formed during his time as Vicar there in the late 1970s. The last period of his life was spent at Oxford Hospital where he died on 28 September 2019. He is survived by his wife Carole.
John (Jock) Dean Caroli Laing (5863), aged 84
18 September 2020
Jock came to College from Medbury School, and enjoyed happy school days at Christ’s College. He was very proud of winning the Choir Boys’ handicap race – and very put out the following year when he was at the back of the pack.
He left school with the ambition of being an architect and studied at the School of Architecture and Planning in Auckland where he made lifelong friends. Leaving architecture, he spent years in publishing before his passion for the environment led him into the field of solar heating. He and a friend formed the company Energy Developments Ltd, which specialised in the solar heating of swimming pools. Arranging quotes for clients meant that he had to clamber over roofs measuring up for the absorber. He was once challenged by a client who, noting his hesitation before straddling the space between the eaves, said “My husband can do it”. Once Jock was safely down she added, “My husband is in the SIS”.
His home in Herne Bay was decorated with the paintings of young, promising artists; his hospitality to friends and family was legendary; he had wide interests and over the years collected what a niece described as “floor to ceiling books and treasures”.
He had a passion for older cars. As a boy, Jock could identify the make solely by the noise of its engine. When driving around Auckland in his old Peugeot, he would deliberately speed up over the speed bumps to demonstrate the smoothness of the ride, while remarking “they don’t make then them like that anymore”.
Jock was gentle, erudite and witty. His company was a delight, and conversations roamed around his many interests. Overseas travel added greatly to his experience of life. Tributes at his funeral came from nieces and other young people who found in him a very understanding mentor.
The last 25 years of his very full life were further enriched for him by the companionship of his partner, Carolyn.
Wynyard Lindsay Fairclough (4315), aged 100
18 September 2020
Wyn was born in Christchurch, the only son of Frank and Eva Fairclough.
After attending Elmwood Normal School he entered College in 1933, first in Julius House and then Flower’s House until he left in 1936. In 1934, he won the Canterbury championship sailing an Idle-Along for the Waimakariri Sailing Club. Later in life he was the club’s patron.
On leaving school, Wyn took up a position with WD & HO Wills before taking a wool classing qualification through Kreglinger & Furneaux until, on the outbreak of war, the wool industry was nationalised.
He volunteered and although serving with the Territorials in the artillery, his father, a dentist, exercised his influence to have him serve in a non-combatant role with the Mobile Dental Corp. He served throughout the Middle East, travelling in convoy from Algeria as far as Iraq. At the end of hostilities in the Middle East he was shipped to Italy, and was present at Cassino before being invalided home after contracting tuberculosis. He subsequently spent a long time recovering at the Cashmere Sanatorium, Christchurch.
Wyn then worked for Fletchers, becoming manager of the Dominion Sales Corporation, a division of that company. In 1954, he joined the family business of WJ Scotts Motors. He developed and expanded the business over the next 20 years, securing a dealership for Mercedes Benz and Holden. In 1976, an opportunity arose for him to sell the main operation to CablePrice and semi-retire.
So began a time in his life when he was able to pursue his passions, including golf (in which he maintained a three handicap for many years and achieved four holes in one), travel, skiing (which he only took up in his early 50s), bowls, tramping, salmon fishing, and bridge.
He attended his 70 Years On reunion in 2003, one of only four to do so. When explaining to his son why so few, Wyn pointed out he was fortunate to be able to attend College during the Great Depression when the role was only about 250 and to survive the war, which sadly many of his Flower’s House contemporaries did not.
Wyn lived to celebrate his 100th birthday in February and passed away peacefully in May. At his funeral at Holly Lea Village he was remembered by family, friends and staff as a man of humility and gentility, with a twinkle in his eye and a wicked sense of humour.
Wyn is survived by his son Scott (8073), grandson Oliver (13104) and granddaughter Holly.
Henry Robin Lowry (5688), aged 85
18 September 2020
A talented sportsman and innovator who was born in Hawke’s Bay in 1934, Henry was the son of Ralph Lowry (2871) and the brother of Peter (6050). Henry went to Hereworth School in Havelock North, and started at College in School House in 1948.
In his second year, he was selected to play in the 1st XI and was wicketkeeper for three years. He also excelled at squash and tennis. On leaving school in 1951 he went to the Gordon Institute of Technology in Geelong to study the wool industry, and then to Bradford in England, where he worked for the wool broking firm of AC Wood and Co. Back in New Zealand, he took up farming at his property at Pukehou in Maraetotara, Hawke’s Bay. He became very interested in Antarctica and together with his great friend Tony Parker mounted two expeditions to count and tag Emperor penguins. They used gear for tailing lambs in New Zealand, first corralling the penguins to get an accurate count, and then tagging them.
An innovator in the farming industry, Henry was the first to breed Coopworth sheep in Hawke’s Bay with some success. He also started breeding crossbred Charolais cattle and then progressed to Simmental, becoming one of the pre-eminent breeders and chairman of the Simmental breed society, as well as winning the Meat and Wool Cup – which is awarded across all breeds – at the Royal Show.
After selling his farm he became involved in mercantile trading in Hawke’s Bay before moving to Western Australia to be near his sons’ families. When his wife Gill died, he moved back to Marlborough, where he was very successful promoting the sale of wine and wine bags to the industry.
He retired to Christchurch and lived happily with his great friend and partner Jill McKellar.
Henry is survived by his children, Kim, Stephanie, George, Sam and Bill.
Michael Muschamp (5437), aged 88
01 July 2020
Michael Muschamp was an Entrance Scholar and in Harper House 1945–1948. He died at Torquay near Melbourne on 8 April 2020 aged 88. Both his parents were born in England. His father was vicar at St Michael's Church in Christchurch from 1937–1951 and in 1952 became Bishop of Kalgoorlie in Australia. Michael led a colourful life as the following obituary written by Lawrence Money attests. We reprint with Lawrence’s permission.
Jeremy Hall (5119), aged 90
30 June 2020
A Naval Lieutenant Commander, Queen’s equerry, and a farmer, Jeremy Hall (5119) who died on 21 October 2019 aged 90, had an accomplished career.
The son of a Waikari farming family, he boarded at Waihi, South Canterbury for four years, making the school’s first XI, first XV and the top hockey team. He won a scholarship to Christ’s College for his secondary schooling, after which he was accepted for the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, England. Following training, he was enlisted for the next 17 years in the Royal New Zealand Navy, rising from cadet to midshipman to sub-lieutenant. Jeremy went on the HMNZS Taupo to serve in the Korean War, returning in October 1952 and the following year he was made NZ Equerry for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip during their six-week tour of Australia and New Zealand after which he was made a First Lieutenant. Jeremy married Josephine Glazebrook in Havelock North in 1955 and the couple went to England where he completed a specialist course in anti-submarine warfare and was made a Lieutenant Commander. After his return to New Zealand he retired from the navy and spent 19 years running a sheep and cattle farm at Knocklynn House, just south of Christchurch. He then bought a yacht, the Brigadoon, and he and Jo sailed the world for four years before retiring to Sunshine Bay, Marlborough.
Jeremy Hall is survived by his wife, Jo, daughters Julia, Deborah, Phillippa, son Peter, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Andrew Carrington Yates (6479), aged 80
30 June 2020
Andrew Carrington Yates was the brother of Warwick Yates (5816) and Scott Yates (6104). From Christchurch, he was in Jacobs House and Condell’s House from 1955-57.
In spite of suffering from colitis during his years at College, and ongoing health issues throughout much of his life, Andrew always remained positive. He often said there were many others worse off than him, and he maintained his sense of humour to the end.
After leaving College, as part of his post-operative recovery and thanks, he did a year of voluntary service on a remote outer Fijian island. Andrew farmed in Hawarden, then went cropping in Methven. He subsequently developed Pudding Hill with an airstrip and accommodation for skiers, principally to attract skiers from the North Island. He was a fixed wing and glider pilot, who achieved a notable landing in Barrington St Park in the 1960s, after having run out of wind, landing among those playing in the park.
Andrew died in Ashburton on 22 May 2020 after a long period of ill health. He is survived by Cheryl, and three sons and a daughter.
George Roland Gould (4571), aged 97
15 March 2020
George Roland Gould was the second son of Roger Gould (1995) of The Hermitage, Rotherham, North Canterbury.
George attended Medbury for five years as a boarder and was in School House from 1936–39. He achieved his School Colours for gymnastics three times and for rifle shooting. He also won the O’Rorke single sculls.
After leaving school, George worked on a farm near Timaru. When war was declared, he was accepted into the Air Force, training at Levin, Taieri and Wigram, before being posted to the UK in January 1942, where he joined the Army Co-op and Squadron 241, flying Tomahawks, Mustangs, Hurricanes and Spitfires.
George used to say he had an interesting war, as every day he was doing something different and he was very lucky to have survived. For Army Co-op he was required to dive-bomb and attack enemy tanks, transport and shipping. He was involved in reconnaissance for photographing artillery and troop positions. On one mission he successfully intercepted and destroyed two Messerschmitt 109s. On another he attacked and destroyed an enemy gun position, but a stray bullet severed his fuel lines and, covered in fuel, he bailed out of his Hurricane and parachuted successfully, thus earning membership of the Caterpillar Club. He was also awarded the DFC.
His older brother Alan was killed fighting for Tito’s partisans in Yugoslavia after escaping from an Italian prisoner of war camp.
George arrived back in New Zealand in 1945. He married a Wren – Natalie Amyes –from Napier, who he had met on the way to the UK when the ship stopped to pick up other Air Force recruits.
George took over the family farm – The Hermitage – a hill country sheep and cattle station. He became a very forward-thinking farmer and was responsible for developing the Cheviot side of the property into a separate farm known as Jack’s Block. He was chair of the Amuri Federated Farmers, was very involved with the Rabbit Board, and was one of the instigators of the reintroduction of equine polo to the South Island in the 1960s.
George died in Christchurch on Sunday 15 March 2020. He is survived by his son Michael (7038) and daughter Elizabeth.
James Oswald Norris (5438), aged 88
04 February 2020
James Oswald Norris was the son of John Bellamy Norris (2947) and brother of JA Norris (5785) and, after attending Fendalton Primary School and Medbury School, was in Julius House from 1945–49.
After leaving College, James joined the Bank of New South Wales in Christchurch. His career took him to Gisborne, back to Christchurch, then to Ranfurly, Westport and Dunedin. He then became manager of the Edendale branch, then Papanui. It was during this time that the Bank of New South Wales merged with another bank to become Westpac, and James was appointed manager of the Hastings branch, from where he retired in 1987. James was a member of the Lions Club in several areas in which he lived. He was a practical man and very much enjoyed building his first retirement home in Whangaparaoa, Auckland.
Although he enjoyed life in the far north, he succumbed to a strong urge to move back to the South Island to be closer to family – first in Christchurch, then Alexandra, Ashburton, and finally back to Christchurch. It was while James was living in Alexandra in 1999 that he was diagnosed with a rare muscle wasting condition, which affected his legs and meant he eventually needed to use a wheelchair. This did not stop him travelling overseas several times.
James died in Christchurch on Tuesday 4 February 2020. He is survived by his wife Jenny, son Richard (9360), and daughter Alexandra.
Peter Floyd Sheppard (5150), aged 89
09 December 2019
Peter was born in Christchurch on 31 December 1929, the son of Floyd and Beryl Sheppard and brother of Norman Sheppard (5707).
He attended Christchurch East Primary School, then Christ’s College from 1942–47. He was a House prefect in Julius House and was awarded his School Colours as rowing cox in 1942 and 1943. Being at high school during the war years had a lifelong impact on Peter, with barely a book written on World War II that he didn’t read.
On completion of his schooling, Peter headed to Selwyn College at Otago University to study medicine. At Otago, other than learning a bit about medicine, Peter did seem to broaden his horizons, donning a tutu to participate in the Selwyn Ballet and developing an appreciation of a good whisky.
Peter started work as a house physician at Christchurch Hospital in 1954, working for two years before heading off on the boat to the UK, where he spent the next five years at different hospitals before becoming a resident medical officer at the London Chest Hospital.
In 1962, Peter returned home to take up a senior medical registrar position in Christchurch and, in 1964, he married Robin Cleland.
From 1965 he set up his private gastroenterology practice, mainly based at St George’s Hospital, and had a consulting physician role at Christchurch Hospital from 1965–95. He became a Member of the New Zealand Medical Association, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
He was also a member of the executive at St George’s, and was a board member from 1985 until he retired. Over the course of his working life he was fortunate to travel extensively, with some highlights being post-graduate study trips to County Hospital, Los Angeles, to study liver disease, New Haven Hospital, Connecticut, to study gastroenterology and liver biopsies, trips to the National Cancer Hospital in Tokyo to study fibre optic endoscopic techniques and an aid trip to Kiribati.
Peter enjoyed long and varied friendships, many were friends he met at College and medical school. He also had a wide variety of interests – including travel, classical music, organ music, golf, sailing, tennis, antique clocks, reading non-fiction, the 1st XI Friday lunch club, malt whisky, Probus, and following Canterbury and All Black rugby – which kept him busy and active in his retirement years.
Peter took great delight in the comings and goings of his grandchildren. He loved to spend time on the sidelines watching football and rugby, and he enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect with Christ’s College rowing when two grandsons took up the sport. He also reinvigorated his passion for his old school – donning the black and white striped blazer and taking tours of the school for around 10 years.
Peter was quick-witted and had a very dry sense of humour. He loved to talk or tell jokes, peppered with some dreadful puns or unashamedly politically incorrect.
Peter is survived by wife Robin, children Georgina, Matthew (9765) and Annabel, and seven grandchildren.
Dr Antony Todd Young (7775)
7 September 2019
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the death of Dr Tony Young.
Tony was the son of Dr Ted and Prue Young. Ted was a Christchurch GP who practiced for many years from his home in Barrington Street. Tony attended Somerfield School and The Cathedral Grammar School and then went on to Christ's College with a scholarship. At school, he showed his outstanding academic ability, being Dux of Christ's College and being in the top 10 in New Zealand in the New Zealand Scholarship exams in his last year.
Tony was not just an academic. He was a school prefect, a hurdling champion at the athletic sports, runner-up in the senior swimming sports, and a valued line-out target in the 2nd XV.
Having left school, Tony went to Dunedin to study medicine. He was in Selwyn College for three years and in his last year was president. In his fourth year, he came to Christchurch in the inaugural year of the Christchurch Clinical School.
He graduated in 1975 and was a house surgeon at Christchurch Hospital. Not being quite ready to settle down, he did some general practice in Australia before heading through Asia, eventually arriving in London. After working briefly in England, he returned to Christchurch to take up a post as a radiology registrar. He did his basic training in Christchurch, being awarded the FRANZCR in 1983, along with the HR Sear prize for the bMt candidate in the final examination. This was followed by fellowships at the University of Minnesota Hospital in the United States, and Hammersmith Hospital in Britain from 1982 until 1985. While working enormous hours in the intervention suites in the US, Tony also found time to co-author many of his 36 scientific publications. During his career, he also presented at 10 scientific meetings.
Tony and his family returned to Christchurch, where he was a consultant radiologist from 1986 until his retirement in 2016. He could probably have obtained a job anywhere in the world. He was the first true interventional radiologist in the South Island and during his career oversaw the growth of this subspecialty to the point where it now plays a pivotal role in the management of many surgical and medical patients. In addition to pioneering many procedures that are now commonplace, Tony fostered and enhanced the roles of radiographers and radiology nurses with the aim of improving patient care, outcomes and efficiency.
Tony's wonderful sense of humour and enthusiasm for life made him very popular wherever he worked. His surgical and anaesthesia colleagues very much enjoyed his theatre banter, while at the same time admiring his wonderful interventional abilities. His relaxed approach with no great fanfare meant patients felt very comfortable under his expert care.
Tony was an active member of RANZCR, holding various positions over the years and was also the managing radiologist of Christchurch Radiology Group, and, subsequently, Pacific Radiology for 17 years. During his years at the helm of these groups he oversaw a huge expansion, with Pacific Radiology becoming one of the leading radiology groups in Australasia.
Tony was hugely talented. He was both highly intellectual and extremely practical and was at his best dealing with high-risk, complex cases. He was extremely approachable with a ‘can-do’ attitude, cheerfully accepting further cases, no matter how great the workload.
Tony's radiology legacy is a very strong interventional radiology department, the younger radiologists whom he inspired with his skill and enthusiasm and the many MRTs and nurses who became integral members of the team.
Outside work, Tony's happy place was in the Marlborough Sounds, surrounded by friends and family. He loved being on the water, whether it was waterskiing, fishing, diving or just relaxing with a glass of wine. Tony, along with his wife, Judith, was very generous in sharing his special place and his large group of friends were the beneficiaries. He also loved travelling and he and Judith spent six months travelling around Europe after he retired from Christchurch Hospital.
Tony Young was a very special man. The combination of a huge intellect, huge generosity, huge enthusiasm for life, a wonderful sense of humour, great practical skills and a desire to always help if asked, made him unique. He set a great example to all of us to try and follow.
In all aspects of his life Tony was supported by his amazing wife, Judith. He could not have achieved everything he did without her. Her support also included nursing him at home during his final illness.
As well as Judith, Tony is survived by his children, George, Alex and Harriet, and grandchildren Oliver and Harry, who he very much adored and was very proud of.
Professor Derek Nigel John Hart (7686), aged 65
13 December 2017
Professor Derek Hart passed away in Sydney on 13 December 2017, having been diagnosed with inoperable bowel cancer more than a year before.
Derek was born in Christchurch on 25 May 1952 to Joe and Monica Hart and grew up on a farm in Ilam Road. He attended Christ’s College where he won academic prizes and was a prefect. He also found time to follow his love of sport, being a rugged hooker for the 1st XV for two years. In summer, he would join his father and brothers Rick and Phil racing on the family yacht. With Frank Dickson on board, they managed to win the Wellington to Akaroa race on their first and only attempt.
Having made the most of his time at school, which he always credited for giving him a flying start to his subsequent career, Derek gained entry to the Otago Medical School. After several years in Dunedin, he was in the first class to start at the new Christchurch Clinical School in his fourth year. He graduated top of his class with distinction in 1975 and did his first house surgeon year at Christchurch Hospital. During his four years in Christchurch, Derek continued to play top-class rugby, being selected for various Canterbury representative teams.
At the beginning of his house surgeon year, Derek was one of two New Zealanders to be granted a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, England. The other New Zealand recipient was Sir John Hood, who became a lifelong friend.
In Oxford, Derek was in Brasenose College and worked at the Nuffield Department of Surgery under the guidance of another antipodean, Sir Peter Morris. He submitted his Doctor of Philosophy thesis on transplantation antigens in 1981. During his research there, he became the first person to discover interstitial dendritic cells, and much of his subsequent research related to the importance of these in many aspects of immune medicine and their modification for immunotherapy. This included therapies for decreasing graft-host rejection, as well as for cancer treatment.
Derek returned to Christchurch in 1985, where he set up a very productive research laboratory and subsequently took up a post as a consultant haematologist. This included five years as the director of the South Island Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit. His patients universally spoke of his total dedication to their care, as well as his empathy and caring manner.
During this time, he joined fellow haematologist Mike Beard in publishing what become known as ‘the little blue book’ – an indispensable guide for junior doctors in the initial treatment of most medical problems. Although obviously extensively modified, it is still a valued guide for house surgeons at Christchurch Hospital today.
In 1998, Derek left Christchurch to set up a new research laboratory in Queensland, and later established the Dendritic Cell research group at the ANZAC Research Institute at the University of Sydney.
Derek had a prolific and internationally recognised research career. He published 264 peer-reviewed papers, 29 book chapters and gave numerous national and international presentations. The quality of this work was underlined with more than 8000 citations. He was a valued member of various editorial boards, as well as journal and grant review panels
In 2006, he was made a Royal College of Pathologists Distinguished Fellow for significant and ground-breaking research and, in 2016, won The Leo Dintenfess Memorial award for Excellence in research.
One of Derek’s many great attributes was his enthusiasm to share the credit for his successful career. As noted above, he credited his school and parents for giving him a great start. His time in Oxford launched his research career, along with amazing lifelong friendships, and he remained a strong supporter of the Rhodes community.
Regarding his time in Christchurch, he always acknowledged the great research team he had there, and the funding he received from the Medical Research Councils, as well as funding from a senior doctor’s private family trust which enabled him to return to Oxford for a sabbatical. He certainly repaid their faith in him.
While on sabbatical, Derek courted and finally won over his wife, Georgina Clark. Georgina, now an Associate Professor at Sydney University, became the linchpin of his research team, as well as his family team. There is no doubt that he could not have achieved what he did without her enormous contribution. Georgina is also a world renown researcher in her own right.
As much as Derek loved his work, his greatest love was his family. Derek was a devoted husband and father and was very proud of his children, Olivia and James. Derek's favourite times were always his family holidays – usually to the snow, where he tried to follow the very accomplished Georgina down the slopes without great success, and somewhere by the sea in summer. Having grown up around boats, Derek had a great love of the water. He always had some sort of watercraft and his ultimate happy place was on a boat with his family.
Despite living in Australia, Derek retained a property in Wainui on Banks Peninsula which contained two old gun emplacements, with resultant magnificent views over Akaroa Harbour. It was the venue for Derek’s annual ‘Woodstock Wainui’ gatherings involving a small tent city, some music, wine, and lots of friends. Derek valued his friendships and made a great effort to retain them.
As per his wishes, Derek passed away peacefully in his amazing Sydney Harbour home, looking out over the water, surrounded by his wonderful family.
Derek leaves behind an extraordinary legacy – a huge volume of ground-breaking research which, with the help of Georgina, he has ensured will carry on without him.
Derek was an extraordinary man who lived an extraordinary life, driven by that wonderful goal to cure cancer.
College has learnt of the following deaths in our community. Our sympathy and understanding are extended to their family and friends.
Colin Ernest Walter AVERILL (5733)
Christchurch, 3 January 2023
Timothy Edward RICHARDSON (5965)
Auckland 6 January 2023
William Francis WATSON (5454)
Christchurch 12 January 2023
Christopher William MOLINEAUX (7594)
Nelson, 18 January 2022
John Poole GODFREY (4946)
Christchurch, 2 February 2022
Roland Fraser STEAD (4711)
Christchurch, 7 February 2022
Denys Ralph William HOLDEN (5589)
Wellington, 12 February 2022
John Robert MILLS (7593 )
Wellington, 18 February 2022
Peter Leonard THOMPSON (7501)
Western Australia, 19 February 2022
James BRANTHWAITE (9933)
Canterbury, 23 February 2022
Eric James STONYER (5625)
Wellington, 10 March 2022
Maurice Bayly DE LAUTOUR (5663)
Hawke's Bay, 14 March 2022
Alexander George Harry BARNES (5558)
Canterbury, 16 March 2022
Michael Deardon Somers COCKS (5102)
Canterbury, 16 March 2022
Richard Hugh Beckett FOSTER (6622)
Christchurch, 23 March 2022
William Peter Pressley EVANS (5751)
Nelson, 11 April 2022
Richard Graeme (Clayton) MCELWEE (6181)
Bay of Plenty, 12 April 2022
John Edwin Napier QUAIFE (4979)
Otago, 12 April 2022
Richard Giles BRITTAN (5472)
Christchurch, 16 April 2022
Ronald Paul RIVERS (5703)
Christchurch, 16 April 2022
Graeme Ralph SHARP (4989)
Wellington, 20 April 2022
Anthony Harold BABINGTON (5466)
Christchurch, 25 April 2022
James Cleather FRASER (6522)
Christchurch, 26 April 2022
Robert (Hugh) David CHAPMAN (8726)
Christchurch, 29 April 2022
Hamish Gavin TURNBULL (5713)
Wellington, 7 May 2022
James Malcolm MCINTYRE (5432)
Auckland, 11 May 2022
Richard William Owen WILLIAMS (5907)
Bay of Plenty, 13 May 2022
James Christopher Rhodes LEACH (6177)
Bay of Plenty, 13 May 2022
Anthony St J LE CREN (5329)
Canterbury, 20 May 2022
John Ademar McLean BAIRD (5084)
Christchurch, 1 June 2022
Bryan George WILBY (6694)
Canterbury, 3 June 2022
John Reynell WILSON (5367)
Bay of Plenty, 7 June 2022
Anthony Frederic Crosbie HAMILTON (5758)
Christchurch, 7 June 2022
Hugh Morton OLLIVIER (9078)
Southland, 16 June 2022
Jason Christopher PROCTER (13312)
Christchurch, 27 June 2022
John Allen RICHARDS (6450)
London, 28 June 2022
David Anthony WREAKS (5993)
Bay of Plenty, 2 July 2022
Paul (Hiatt) Somers COX (5838)
Wairarapa, 5 July 2022
Timothy Michael HERRICK (6406)
Hawkes Bay, 7 July 2022
Winstone Trevor Ellis ARMSTRONG (6109)
Christchurch, 7 July 2022
Bryan Gifford MOORE (6428)
Auckland, 11 July 2022
Frank Pelham ANDREWS (6107)
Wellington, 11 July 2022
Edward (Michael) Coulson FOWLER (5193)
Wellington, 12 July 2022
Richard James BYERS (10248)
William Robert ENSOR (5576)
Christchurch, 15 July 2022
Paul Charles COTTON CVO QSO (5289)
New South Wales, 16 July 2022
Mark Kirby HOLLAND (7567)
Canterbury, 17 July 2022
Owen Thomas JAMESON (6047)
Queensland, 17 July 2022
William Macalister MACDONALD (5220)
Otago, 22 July 2022
Michael Edward BROWNE (6123)
Canterbury, 29 July 2022
Timothy James PLUMMER (6321)
Bay of Plenty, 1 August 2022
John David Charters SCOULAR (5242)
Hawke's Bay, 9 August 2022
Frederick Miles WARREN (5162)
Christchurch, 9 August 2022
Euan Charles Sinclair MURCHISON (5229)
Christchurch, 12 August 2022
Arthur Julian Mark MATSON (8252)
Otago, 13 August 2022
Derek Rotherham HALL (5118)
Auckland, 18 August 2022
Charles John HARPER (5121)
Ashburton, 24 August 2022
Thomas (Shailer) WESTON (5163)
Christchurch, 2 September 2022
Robin Vaughan Francis SMITH (5152)
New South Wales, 3 September 2022
Boyd Napier ROBERTS (8010)
Canterbury, 21 September 2022
Wilson Antony Charles MURRAY (14727)
Christchurch, 27 September 2022
Robert Joseph Ross FAIRBAIRN (6392)
Christchurch, 29 September 2022
Arthur Thomas Ormond (Tim) HOPE (5322)
Hawke’s Bay, 3 October 2022
David Arthur GOODWIN (6157)
Christchurch, 6 October 2022
Anthony Douglas SUTTON (6959)
Canterbury, 20 October 2022
Anthony John TURNER (7638)
Thailand, 28 October 2022
Graham Henry WARDELL (5452)
South Canterbury, 30 October 2022
Miles Michael KNUBLEY (5769)
South Canterbury, 8 November 2022
Simon Reid ARCHIBALD (6108)
Auckland, 13 November 2022
Stanlea Jack LAWN (5216)
Nelson, 17 November 2022
Kenneth Morgan PILBROW (5518)
Bay of Plenty, 18 November 2022
Angus Jeremy PARK (5880)
Hawke's Bay, 22 November 2022
Sir Allan Frederick WRIGHT, KBE (5263)
Christchurch, 27 November 2022
Robin Arnold EMMETT (5575)
Canterbury, 30 November 2022
Jeremy Charles Upham AGAR (6360)
Christchurch, 8 December 2022
Charles Fortnom COX (7010)
Bay of Plenty, 16 December 2022
Derek John HARGREAVES (6403)
Christchurch, 20 December 2022
David Rutherford BRUCE (5919)
Marlborough, 27 December 2022
Christopher Reid ARNESEN (6365)
Christchurch, 31 December 2022
Michael Richard FOSTER (10567)
Jack Vincent SHAW (13626)
Christchurch, January 2021
John Eric MINTY (5873)
Christchurch, 5 January 2021
Wayne Ian WILKINSON (7373)
26 January 2021
Robert Anthony TONKIN (5253)
Nelson, 31 January 2021
Robin Leslie SAGGERS (5706)
Otago, 3 February 2021
George Scott KRAL (14715)
Christchurch, 5 February 2021
Arthur Eyre ORMOND (7208)
Hawke's Bay, 10 February 2021
Michale Bruce JAMESON (6294)
Wellington, 11 February 2021
Ian Hartley Travers TILL (6088)
Hawke's Bay, 17 February 2021
Gary John TRELEAVEN (5982)
Bay of Plenty, 4 March 2021
Russell Norman Burns SPEIGHT (5530)
Otago, 6 March 2021
Nigel Thomas DUCKWORTH (5574)
Marlborough, 13 March 2021
Walter Theodore WISDOM (6841)
Bay of Plenty, 15 March 2021
Andreas (Kit) Christen IVERSON (5590)
Christchurch, 22 March 2021
James Stuart HEARD (5199)
Hawke's Bay, 1 April 2021
Anthony Louis Danby WARREN (6233)
Auckland, 13 April 2021
William Hugh SCOTT (5970)
Christchurch, 14 April 2021
Patrick (Paddy) Francis Lee DILLON (7019)
Christchurch, 16 April 2021
Michael Joseph BERESFORD (9286)
Christchurch, 17 April 2021
Iain Watson GALLAWAY (4566)
Otago, 18 April 2021
Christopher John HINDMARSH (6041)
Brazil, 20 April 2021
Richard Ellis BENDALL (7267)
Canterbury, 28 April 2021
Peter Lancelot BUSH (5184)
Christchurch, 8 May 2021
Michael Gilbert GRACE (6626)
Auckland, 15 May 2021
Mark Thomas BUTTERICK (6373)
Canterbury, 19 May 2021
Lanktree John Humphrey DAVIES (5659)
Christchurch, 20 May 2021
Peter John Douglas JOHNSTON (8768)
Canterbury, 24 May 2021
Richard Steward LISSAMAN (5596)
Marlborough, 27 May 2021
Nicholas George CLARK (6375)
Christchurch, 29 May 2021
John Humphry BAYLY (5826)
Hawke's Bay, 22 June 2021
James Gordon Ivon WILSON (5541)
Southland, 28 June 2021
Peter James ADAMS (5273)
Christchurch, 29 June 2021
Philip Raymond Washbourn RYDER (8659)
Christchurch, 3 July 2021
Frederick Gerard ULRICH (5067)
South Canterbury, 14 July 2021
Richard Mark WYLES (5724)
Christchurch, 28 July 2021
Christopher Hamilton DYER (8204)
Canterbury, 9 August 2021
Bryce Neil HAWKINS (6405)
Christchurch, 12 August 2021
Alistair Graeme MARSHALL (6653)
London, 12 August 2021
Michael John CULLEN (6733)
Wellington, 19 August 2021
Arthur Mackay FISHER (4481)
Hawke's Bay, 22 August 2021
Roger Owen COTTRELL (5745)
Otago, 11 September 2021
Carleton Murray BULLIVANT (5096)
Christchurch, 22 September 2021
Peter Kenneth ENSOR (6279)
Canterbury, 26 September 2021
Terence Richard Selby LOWE (6648)
Wellington, 2 October 2021
William David SADDLER (5444)
Wellington, 4 October 2021
Peter Thomas HARMAN (5940)
Christchurch, 11 October 2021
John Keith WARDELL (5629)
Otago, 11 October 2021
Timothy Damon RUDDENKLAU (9884)
Victoria, 25 October 2021
Roger Collbran COUCHMAN (6015)
Bay of Plenty, 26 October 2021
Regan Alexander NGAWATI (11775)
Victoria, 28 October 2021
Richard Lee DILLION (6275)
Marlborough, 28 October 2021
David Wells EASTERBROOK (5667)
29 October 2021
Michael Kirby MOLINEAUX (8639)
Canterbury, 5 November 2021
Andrew Norman HOPE (4664)
Christchurch, 6 November 2021
John Anthony Dobson SANDALL (5888)
Marlborough, 15 November 202
Ernest Vivian MURRAY (5045)
Christchurch, 19 November 2021
Peter Franklin SLEE (6340)
South Canterbury, 19 November 2021
John Goldie HAWKES (5678)
Auckland, 28 November 2021
Mark Christopher (Chris) TODD (6228)
Queensland, 29 November 2021
John Eldon COATES (5395)
Southland, 26 November 2021
Timothy Russell RITCHIE (7613)
Wairarapa, 5 December 2021
Anthony John (Joe) PICKERING (6065)
Christchurch, 7 December 2021
Anthony Raymond (Tony) KIRK (5768)
Nelson, 16 December 2021
Russell Heathcote GARLAND (7418)
Wairarapa, 30 December 2021
Gregory William ARMSTRONG (8052)
Christchurch, 3 January 2020
John Anthony BARNS-GRAHAM (5914)
Gisborne, 5 January 2020
Donald John Cunningham LILL (5595)
Ashburton, 10 January 2020
William Grant ANDREW (6981)
Northland, 12 January 2020
John Stanley CURTIS (9567)
Christchurch, 18 January 2020
Peter Jenner WALES (7765)
New Plymouth, 19 January 2020
Peter Anthony LLOYD (6049)
Auckland, 21 January 2020
Gerald Richard John Barclay LEWIS (6414)
Auckland, 24 January 2020
John Carlton PINCKNEY (6558)
Southland, 27 January 2020
Donald Gibson GUNN (8489)
Auckland, 2 February 2020
James Oswald NORRIS (5438)
Christchurch, 4 February 2020
Stephen Charles Phillips NICHOLLS (12088)
Otago, 8 February 2020
Anthony Charles ARNESEN (6110)
Otago, 9 February 2020
Derek Norman Henri LOISEL (6307)
London, 12 March 2020
George Roland GOULD (4571)
Christchurch, 15 March 2020
John Stuart DAMPIER-CROSSLEY (6508)
Canterbury, 17 March 2020
Paul Drew HEARD (7564)
Christchurch, 17 March 2020
Peter Maitland HILL (6291)
Bay of Plenty, 4 April 2020
Robin Arthur GRIGG (7953)
Christchurch, 7 April 2020
Peter John OAKLEY (5342)
Christchurch, 12 April 2020
David Churchill GOULD (4857)
Christchurch, 28 April 2020
Scott Buckhurst STEVEN (8828)
Bay of Plenty, 29 April 2020
Nigel Hugh ENSOR (7944)
Hastings, 8 May 2020
Brian Charles NICOLL (5606)
Mt Maunganui, 11 May 2020
John Heathcote GARLAND (4567)
Hawke's Bay, 20 May 2020
Wynyard Lindsay FAIRCLOUGH (4315)
Christchurch, 22 May 2020
Michael John Brian MOORE (10480)
Christchurch, 22 May 2020
Andrew Carrington YATES (6479)
Ashburton, 24 May 2020
Angus Alastair John ROBERTSON (6209)
Rangiora, 25 May 2020
Warren John SCOTTER (7223)
Hamilton, 27 May 2020
Francis Hay DAVISON (6510)
Canterbury, 28 May 2020
Christopher John MORRIS (8518)
Christchurch, 31 May 2020
John Maurice William ARCHIBALD (5823)
Lower Hutt, 15 June 2020
Peter John Clifford FLEMING (5670)
Leeston, 16 June 2020
John Dean Caroli LAING (5863)
Australia, 17 June 2020
William Matthew Joseph QUIN (14612)
Christchurch, 4 July 2020
Cassells Skoglund KERNAHAN (4868)
Christchurch, 6 July 2020
Christopher John CLARK (6131)
Christchurch, 9 July 2020
Roy Quartley CARTER (5186)
Timaru, 11 July 2020
John Menzies WATSON (5718)
Invercargill, 16 July 2020
Richard Charles WOOLLONS (6587)
Christchurch, 19 July 2020
Michael John COSTELLO (6268)
Melbourne, 25 July 2020
Edgar Dunstan TURNER (5628)
Christchurch, 25 July 2020
Warwick William Norman JUDD (6300)
Christchurch, 26 July 2020
Christopher Thomas BURGIN (7397)
Otago, 2 August 2020
Simon Patrick SLOPER (12568)
Otago, 17 August 2020
Michael McLeish WYNNE (5726)
Canterbury, 26 August 2020
Barrie Maitland JONES (5495)
Christchurch, 1 September 2020
Geoffrey William SMITH (5353)
Canterbury, 1 September 2020
Kim Ryland HARRIS (8754)
Hawke's Bay, 7 September 2020
Richard Keith PEARS (5700)
Christchurch, 18 September 2020
John Stuart Allister WEARN (5811)
Christchurch, 21 September 2020
Harry George Bayly DE LAUTOUR (12785)
Hawke's Bay, 28 September 2020
Bruce Reynolds Guyon CAREY (4841)
Christchurch, 29 September 2020
Roderick Cameron HEARD (5761)
Marlborough, 29 September 2020
John Stephen Pitt PALMER (5514)
Christchurch, 3 October 2020
Alistair Blair McCREDIE (5598)
Christchurch, 7 October 2020
Peter Russell RITCHIE (6561)
Otago, 7 October 2020
Kenneth Hilton KERSLEY (4964)
Bay of Plenty, 7 October 2020
Peter William BOWEN (6119)
Wellington, 26 October 2020
Peter David INNES-JONES (6167)
Canterbury, 29 October 2020
Jamie Heathcote McCROSTIE (9465)
Canterbury, 30 October 2020
Simon Nicholas MEIKLE (9477)
Wellington, 30 October 2020
Hugh William VAN ASCH (6966)
Hawke's Bay, 13 November 2020
John Edward Ross FULTON (5935)
Wellington, 18 November 2020
Keith Edward BOOTH (5469)
Auckland, 29 November 2020
Jonathan Michael Scott (5528)
Woodend, 10 December 2020
Peter John LAWRENCE (5771)
Hawke's Bay, 19 December 2020
John William GEBBIE (7158)
Christchurch, 21 December 2020
Michael Tazewell NEWTON (7076)
Christchurch, 25 December 2020
Kenneth James KISSLING (5862)
Wellington, 26 December 2020
John William BLAKELY (8716)
Christchurch, 30 December 2020
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