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Always keen to lend a guiding hand

16 May 2024

Sixty-five years after leaving 国产午夜福鈥檚 College, Don Mackenzie (6419) is still regularly back on campus in his role as one of our Guides who show visitors our stunning buildings and grounds.

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Life on the run

16 May 2024

Sam Bosworth (13830) might have retired from rowing, but the former New Zealand coxswain is keeping busy.

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On a wing and a prayer

16 May 2024

They say birds of a feather flock together.

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Angus strikes the right note on CCOBA

16 May 2024

Angus Mossman (14724) and music are never far apart, even though he鈥檚 now embarking on a career in law at Mortlock McCormack Law in 国产午夜福church.

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Fast-changing digital technology revolutionising architecture

26 Mar 2024

Architecture is undergoing a digital revolution that is changing the way spaces are designed, delivered, and operated.

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Hard times worth it come opening night

26 Mar 2024

It鈥檚 a busy year for Kiwi actor Nic Kyle (12658).

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The recipe for a successful career in the kitchen

26 Mar 2024

For chef James Rutherford (11798), cooking is all about the act of giving.

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High-flying Old Boy lands back at College Assembly

26 Mar 2024

One of 国产午夜福鈥檚 College most remarkable Old Boys has shared his journey 鈥 spanning his time as King Charles鈥 flying instructor, Aide-de-Camp to Queen Elizabeth II, the Service Adviser at Downing Street, and a RAF Station Commander 鈥 at a recent Assembly.

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Speaking the same language in learning

25 Mar 2024

From Flower鈥檚 House to Ritsumeikan University, Dr Jeremy White (11663) has undertaken an unusual journey from 国产午夜福鈥檚 College boarder to English Professor in the College of Information Science and Engineering in Japan.

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The art of architecture

31 Jan 2024

Beijing Capital International Airport isn鈥檛 a bad way to launch your architectural career.

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Rob Thomson 鈥 a family history of 168 years at College

30 Jan 2024

In 1855 鈥 the year of the Deed of Foundation of 国产午夜福鈥檚 College 鈥 John James Thomson (43) first walked onto the school site opposite St Michael鈥檚 Church in Oxford Street, 国产午夜福church. On 18 October 2023, John鈥檚 great-nephew, Rob (Robin) Paul Acland Thomson (5806), wandered into the Dining Hall to celebrate his 75 Years On Reunion at 国产午夜福鈥檚 College.

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Insightful focus on rural sector

30 Jan 2024

The New Zealand agricultural sector is not without its challenges but its future is vital for us all, according to Old Boy George Glubb (12204).

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High-flyer Finlay fulfils lifelong ambition

30 Jan 2024

Flying Officer FJ Adam (14526) recently graduated as a pilot with the Royal New Zealand Air Force after more than two years training.

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2023 01 john wall

Farmer John鈥檚 still having fun

07 Nov 2023

At aged 76, John Wall (7242) is still working on the farm five days a week, fulfilling his Justice of the Peace duties, and helping as a dressage steward at local equestrian events in Manawatu.

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2023 01 john gordon

The bright future of AI in professional and daily life

07 Nov 2023

The advent of AI is freeing up more time for people to focus on creativity, strategy, and marketing, according to John Gordon (13711).

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2023 01 hamish pidgeon

Derelict kimono factory transformed into coastal lodge

07 Nov 2023

Japan is a land of contrasts that Hamish Pidgeon (10013) has called home for more than two decades.

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Toshi celebrates 10 years in the UK鈥檚 Royal Marines

07 Nov 2023

Toshi Westbury (13797) has just clocked up a decade as part of the prestigious Royal Marines in the UK.

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Gerald Hargreaves 鈥 beefing up premium returns

07 Nov 2023

Kakahu Angus 鈥 advanced by Old Boy Gerald Hargreaves (6761) and now led by his son, Tom (11286) 鈥 is responsible for breeding some of the best bulls in the beef business.

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NZ Ambassador to Japan a familiar face

13 Sep 2023

Old Boy Hamish Cooper (8729), New Zealand鈥檚 Ambassador to Japan, is hosting our upcoming visit to Tokyo in early October, to catch up with our community living and working there.

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Griggs cultivate 160 year Show legacy

13 Sep 2023

The Grigg name is synonymous with the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association (CAPA).

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Albert O鈥橲hannessey 鈥 from Upper to New York via rugby

13 Sep 2023

Old Boy 鈥 and Central Washington University (CWU) graduate 鈥 Albert O鈥橲hannessey (14915) has been drafted into the 2023 American Major League Rugby Collegiate Draft.

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Living the life in London

13 Sep 2023

The lure of London is never far from the minds of our young Old Boys.

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The cap that came back to College

13 Sep 2023

Clearing out barns before bidding a final farewell to the family farm 鈥 鈥楤rooksdale Station鈥 in Springfield 鈥 St Andrew鈥檚 College Old Boy Maurice Milliken stumbled across a school cap. However, it was not his own but rather featured the familiar 鈥楥C鈥 of 国产午夜福鈥檚 College.

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2023 01 career convos jack caunter

Jack Caunter 鈥 taking account of a consultancy career

07 Sep 2023

Old Boy Jack Caunter (14671) believes that having 鈥済ood friends in good places鈥 helps to build a good career.

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Author Alex McKinnon opens new page

05 Sep 2023

Author, investment manager, and Old Boy Alex McKinnon (11465) has opened a new page in his career, visiting 国产午夜福鈥檚 College to share his thoughts on writing and the importance of solid English skills in all facets of life.

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Numbers add up for accountancy career

11 Aug 2023

Character counts when it comes to graduate recruitment at PwC.

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An eye for design

03 Aug 2023

Garth Satterthwaite (6212) shares his flair for design and acknowledges the positive guiding force of his time at College.

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Anthony Aucutt

Land of opportunity

03 Aug 2023

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.

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Flying the flag for College

03 Aug 2023

The latest artwork to join the CCOBA collection is quintessentially 国产午夜福鈥檚 College.

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Old Boys steal late win in annual basketball game

03 Aug 2023

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 国产午夜福鈥檚 College.

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2023 01 career convos charlie dyer

Drive to deliver by managing supply chain

16 Jun 2023

At 23, Charlie Dyer (14562) is on the fast track in a supply chain management career.

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2023 02 rugby reunion

Back on the attack 鈥 60, 50, and 25 years on

02 Jun 2023

Sixty years on, four 1963 国产午夜福鈥檚 College 1st XV members have lined up for their reunion, reflecting on the travels of their very social 鈥渁mateur鈥 team and remembering the seven players who have watched their last game.

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David Cartwright

The hardest foot race on the planet

02 Jun 2023

David Cartwright (9808) has unfinished business with the Sahara Desert.

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2023 01 career convos rhys bridges

Rhys Bridges 鈥 a structured approach to a geotechnical career

02 Jun 2023

Geotechnical engineer Rhys Bridges (14091) has brought depth and structure to a highly informative 国产午夜福鈥檚 College Career Convos session.

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Building better businesses for 75 years

02 Jun 2023

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.

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Nick Gresson

The lightness of being

02 Jun 2023

Nick Gresson鈥檚 (6161) love of his father runs deep.

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James Blackie

A glorious idea for art

02 Jun 2023

Imagine being able to change the artwork on your wall with your remote.

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Powering into an electrical trades career

24 May 2023

Industrial electrician James Jerard (14579) has sparked interest in trades during the first 国产午夜福鈥檚 College Careers Convos session for 2023.

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2023 01 senior honours tie

Ties that bind 鈥 Senior Honours recipients Sam Bosworth and Joe Moody

19 May 2023

A gold medal-winning coxswain who has made rowing history and one of New Zealand鈥檚 most powerful present-day rugby props have been awarded Senior Honours Ties at the 国产午夜福鈥檚 College Assembly.

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2023 01 Ben Breitmeyer

Ben Breitmeyer bowls into U19 national cricket side

29 Mar 2023

Old Boy Ben Breitmeyer has been named to represent New Zealand at the U19 ICC World Cup Qualifying Tournament in June in Darwin, Australia.

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