THE LINDISFARNE COLLEGE
FAMILY MAGAZINE • Dec 2009
“57 YEARS OF BOYS’ EDUCATION”
Lindisfarne College, July 7-10, 2009
IBSC Conference, Lind
MESSAGE FROM THE RECTOR CONTENTS
Dear Parents, Present and Future Parents, Old Boys’ and members of the 1 Rector
wider Lindisfarne community. This issue of the ‘Highways’ magazine
focuses on the second six months of 2009, which has proved a wonderfully 2 End of Year 2009
successful and aﬃrming period in the College’s history.
Our musical groups have enjoyed excellent success. Both our Junior
4 Academic Excellence
Concord Band and our Concord Symphonic bands gained Silver Awards
at the National Band Festival, with soloists Brooks Kershaw (Clarinet) 5 Cultural Participation
and Marcus Jackson (Flute), particularly impressive in gaining Silver and
Gold respectively. The all round talent of Marcus, saw him selected 9 Christian Dimension
as one of ﬁve music students nationally, to participate in the “Trusts”
secondary schools composer competition. Our quartet gained the 10 Parents’ and Friends’ Assn
Adjudicator’s Award for ‘Considerable Musical promise’ in the Regional
Chamber Music competition; our Rock Band won the regional ﬁnals of 12 Boarding News
the Smoke Free Rockquest competition for the second year in a row, while our Barbershop Quartet
gained a Silver Award in the H.B.S.S. competition. We have introduced a Ukele orchestra in 2009
and our Pipe Band has really grown in strength with a huge number of talented young pipers and 13 Sporting Endeavour
drummers coming through. Two of our debating team made their respective HBSS ﬁnals, with our
Year 10 team taking out the regional title. In sport, our 2nd XV and Under 15 Rugby sides, our senior 16 College Golf
Squash team and our Senior A Basketball side, won their Hawke’s Bay competition. We squared our
traditional winter sports exchange with Scots College (2-2) but enjoyed emphatic victories against 17 2010 Scholarship Winners
Rathkeale College (7-1) and Wanganui Collegiate School (6-2) to win 15 of the 22 games on oﬀer.
Our young 1st XI Hockey side was ranked 15th in the country, our 1st XI Soccer team ﬁnished fourth 18 Special Character
in the local league and were 9th in their National tournament, while the 1st XV were competitive all
season, defeating Te Aute and Whitgift (UK) at home before touring England, Northern Ireland and 20 LCOBA Farewell to Rector
Ireland over the October holiday break. The Clay Target Shooting team had a great season winning
four regional shoots, ﬁnishing sixth in the NISS event and second in the National Secondary Schools’
championships - with Hamish Gannon NZSS title holder in the Points Score event. December 22 Old Boys’ News
sees my departure after 9 ¼ years as Rector of this ﬁne college. It has been a privilege to serve the
Lindisfarne community and certainly the highlight of my educational career. Challenging but
immensely satisfying, the past decade has held many highlights. I inherited a school in great shape,
with impressive academic performance, signiﬁcant participation in the performing arts, sports teams
that performed well above the size of the school and most importantly, a loyal, passionate, committed
teaching/support staﬀ and parental network. Most satisfying has been:-
• The changes to the physical imprint of the school facilitated by signiﬁcant roll growth, in
particular the improvements to the Hostels and construction of the Lowe Family Performing
• The pride and satisfaction in having oversight on a number of developments and innovations
such as the Rector’s run, the reintroduction of the Te Whaiti Nui A Toi scheme, introduction
of Grandparents day, the use of Laptops and Data Projectors by teachers, creation of a revised
Boarding Management structure including a Boarding Director and Year 11 Boarding Dean, the
use of Thinking Maps and HOM’s in teaching and learning, the introduction of Te Reo Maori,
Celia Lashlie and the ‘Good man’ project, our participation in IBSC conferences in Sydney, Dallas,
Washington, Johannesburg, Boston and Toronto; the publication of the Highways magazine; the
50th Jubilee celebrations; introduction of inter-house Kapa Haka; community service for Years
7 to 10 students; Fish and Quiz nights and the construction of concrete pathways for ‘Fathers
and Sons’; Student/staﬀ exchanges with MBA (Nashville); St. Christopher’s (Richmond U.S.A.),
Notre Dame University (Chicago), Merchiston Castle (Scotland), Nantes (France); ‘Good Man
Awards’ for seniors; the establishment of a relationship with the New Caledonian government to
facilitate student exchanges; visits by overseas experts on practice for ‘Best for Boys’ (Abigail James,
Michael Thompson, Leonard Sax and Steve Biddulph) and the IBSC conference in July.
One of the high points this year and on reﬂection, probably in the school’s history, would be the hosting Cover Photo: The Rector
of the IBSC Global Boys’ Schools’ conference at Lindisfarne in July. To have the most prestigious Inside Front Cover: IBSC Conference
schools in the world, such as Eton College, Roxbury Latin, Upper Canada College, Shore School
etc., visit Hastings and for Lindisfarne as a school, to do such an amazing job of hosting the event, Inside Back Cover: Grandparent’s Day
was hugely satisfying. The feedback we received in the form of letters, cards and emails was eﬀusively Back Cover: Scenes from Around the College
positive. Staﬀ, boys parents and the College Council, all worked together seamlessly, to produce an
outstandingly successful event. The last ten years, has produced challenging times; the loss through
death of staﬀ members; iconic members of the community and parents of boys; the Swine Flu crisis and Editor: Rob Hay, Ph: 06 873 1136 Extn 7056
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for the experience, more resilient and prepared for what the future holds. Whether a high point or a
challenging event, one constant, has been the fantastic support of the College community. What we
have at this school is unique. Our College enjoys extraordinary support. Our parents (present and
past) are loyal and the best advocate, or marketing tool a school can have. Generous of their time,
ﬁnances and expertise, Judith and myself have always felt extremely aﬃrmed and the strong hand of
friendship, from the parents and Old Boys of the College community. So I leave Lindisfarne when it Founded on Tradition...
is in hopefully great heart; with a fantastically enthusiastic, committed and dedicated group of support ...Focused on the Future
and teaching staﬀ, parents and College councillors, who will ensure its success in the future. In the
future, I will follow with great pride and pleasure, developments and achievements at our College. I Pakowhai Road
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support and encouragement. Until we meet again, may Christ our Lord, Guide over us all and grant Hastings 4153
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END OF YEAR 2009
2009 Dux, Hugh McHugh Head of Durham, George Mackie with
2009 Head Boy Thomas Yule handing over the the Gahan Shield
Hay Cup to 2010 Head Boy, Abraham Corban
1983 Head Prefect, Rob Hay with the Hay Cup and Thomas Yule,
2010 Head Prefect, Abraham Corban Herrick Cup Winner
Park Relay Winners, Durham House with Head of House,
George Mackie and Mr Kidd Final Farewells
Grant Lander, Dianne Abraham and Judith Lander Scenes from Carol Service
END OF YEAR 2009
Miss Sarah Hay says ‘Farewell’ at Final Assembly Mrs Sarah Whyte, Tim Clayton and Mrs Sue Able
Thomas Yule receives the 2009 Good man Award The Gilmore Family at Prizegiving Afternoon Tea
2009 Leavers’ Dinner
LCOBA President, Gary Wellwood, presents Old Boys Ties
to the 2009 Leavers
2010 Tertiary Scholarships Representing NZ at 2009 Asian Science Camp
2010 Tertiary Scholarships Hugh McHugh was chosen to represent New Zealand at the 2009
George Willis - ‘Russell McVeagh Law Scholarship’ Asian Science camp held in Ibaraki, Japan in August. Hugh,
($1000 in 2010 and $2000 p.a. for each year of studying law, who in 2008 gained an 82% Grade Point Average when he sat
mentoring by partners and solicitors and summer clerk position). ﬁve NCEA Level 3 subjects as a Year 12 student, spent a week of
his April holidays in an intensive training camp for short listed
Sam Skerman - Lincoln University ‘Future Leaders Scholarship’ candidates for the N.Z. Chemistry Olympiad team. His selection
(i.e. $5,000 p.a. for three years) for the Asian Science camp, will see Hugh join 200 of the most
promising Science students from the Asia and Oceania regions,
William Duley - Lincoln University ‘Future Leaders Scholarship’ involved in discussion and lectures with at least ten Nobel Laureates
(i.e. $5,000 p.a. for three years) or world distinguished scientists.
The seven day programme is fully funded by the McDiarmid
Chris Read - Auckland University ‘Jubilee Award’ (i.e. $2000 Institute and is a great honour for Hugh who has excelled in Science
p.a. for ﬁrst three years of undergraduate study). subjects at all levels of the curriculum. We are extremely proud of
Hugh’s selection in this prestigious International programme.
William Duley - Lincoln University ‘Jeﬀ Sanderson Farm Hugh, also recently heard, that he was one of only sixteen students
Scholarship’ ($2000 p.a.) who were recipients of the On Campus Experience (OCE)
Scholarship to the University of Otago. Hugh received a fully
Oliver Leicester - Lincoln University ‘Jeﬀ Sanderson Farm funded trip to the University from May 5th to 8th, including
Scholarship’ ($4,000 p.a.) airfares and accommodation at Selwyn House. The sixteen students
were selected for their personal motivation, ability to succeed at a
Hugh McHugh - Otago University ‘Maori & Paciﬁc Island Tertiary level and their potential leadership skills.
Entrance Scholarship’ ($10,000 p.a.)
While Liam McRedmond (Year 13 2008), who is presently a
GAP Tutor at Whitgift School; was awarded an Otago University,
‘Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship’ (i.e. $5,000). Academic Colours
At a special assembly on Thursday November 12th colours were
presented to Year 13 students who, in the Benchmark examinations
(i.e. in Term Three) and in their Internal Achievements, had been
Check out all the College News at: able to achieve a Grade Point Average of 70% or better in their best
www.lindisfarne.school.nz four subjects.
The sixteen 2009 Year 13 Academic Colours recipients were:
Hugh McHugh, George Willis, Sean Bayley, Tom Wynne-Lewis,
Luke Gilmore, Michael Drinkwater, William Duley, Daniel
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Smokefree Rock Quest
all fired up
hen George Willis is oﬀ the
stage, he can seem a little
reserved. Put him in front of
hundreds of teens with a bass
guitar though and you’ll need all the luck
you can get to contain him.
The same goes for the rest of Bien Baiser,
Tim Walker and Hugh McHugh, who
helped him take out ﬁrst place in the
Regional Smokefreerockquest ﬁnals last
It could have been that energy that set them
apart from the other 13 bands if not the
impressive indie-rock tracks they laid down
on stage at the Pettirgrew-Green Arena in Taradale. NO SMOKE, ALL FIRE: George Willis, Tim Walker and
The trio formed early last year and came second to Hugh McHugh of Bien Baiser put on a show wherever they go.
another Lindisfarne College band at last year’s regional
ﬁnal but this year, it was their turn to steal the show. Secondary School Composers Competition
Their two tracks, A Foolish Point of View and You’re
Such a Cliche, earned them a chance to make the list Year 10 student, Marcus Jackson, is one of only ﬁve music
of national ﬁnalists but ﬁrst they must makeamusic students, selected from throughout New Zealand, as a ﬁnalist in
video and CD to prove they’re worth seeing on stage the “Trusts’ Secondary School Composers competition”.
again. An extremely talented musician, Marcus presently plays the Flute,
Story and photo Courtesy HB Today Piano and Clarinet to a very high standard, sings in the Barbershop
Chorus and in addition, is also learning to play the French Horn.
The prestigious Composers competition is sponsored by the
Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra and will be judged by their
composer in residence, Mr. Chris Adams. The ﬁnal of this
demanding composition competition, requires an incredible level
of creativity, talent and thought and time. For Marcus to reach such
a level as a Fourth Former, is truly an amazing achievement and we
are very proud of him. The ﬁnal, was held in the Philharmonic
Hall, Auckland, during the October holidays.
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National Band Festival World Pipe Band Championships
In September, our Concord Symphonic Band and our Concord Lindisfarne’s Pipe Major, Year 13 student, Neil Marriott travelled to
Junior Band participated in the annual New Zealand Concert Bands’ Scotland in August to play with the Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band
National Festival in Rotorua. Following their ﬁne performance at at the World Pipe Band championships held in Glasgow. Neil was
both Feilding and the Hawke’s Bay Festival of Bands, hopes were invited to join, what was eﬀectively New Zealand’s Representative
Band, in 2008. The two weeks leading up to the Worlds was spent
high that we could at least match last year’s success in the National
in Stirling and later Glasgow; preparing for the Worlds, performing
Festival. concerts, competing at lead-up competitions and experiencing all
While in Rotorua, both bands performed on stage, for thirty that Stirling and Glasgow has to oﬀer. Competing against 180
minutes, in front of a judging panel made up of three national and other bands in front of a crowd of 45,000, the band achieved a
international adjudicators, with the expectation that the repertoire tenth world placing – an excellent result and a continuation of
would cover a wide range of styles and would be challenging. where the band has been ranked in previous years. Simon Fraser
The Concord Junior Band, under the baton of Mr Matthew Wood, University from Canada took out the world title.
played to a high standard, with an adjudicator commenting,
“the band played with a good sense of style and precision” and We have appreciated and valued the huge contribution that Neil
another, “the band displayed a wonderful approach with plenty of has put into our College Pipe Band and we were pleased he had the
opportunity to recently showcase his talent on the world piping
The Symphonic Band, conducted by Mr John Snowling, played
a challenging programme and acquitted themselves well, but the Senior Churchill Oratory
performance of their last piece proved the diﬀerence in the colour
of the medal they received. Both bands gaining Silver Awards. 1st Aaron Murphy
Also gaining a Silver Award was Brooks Kershaw for his two “The perils of Drinking and
items on the Clarinet. While the highlight of the day was the Gold Driving”.
Award that Marcus Jackson received for his Flute solo – he has 2nd Ben Wynne-Lewis
now shown that not only does he possess ﬁne talent as a composer, “The inﬂuence of TV on children”.
he is an excellent and accomplished musician on a number of 3rd Mokoia Huata
instruments. “The Importance of Te Reo”.
The playing standards at the National Festival continue to rise 4th Andrew Wang
each year, but with hard work and dedication and the talent of “Evolution”.
our musicians, there is a feeling from both Mr Snowling and Mr
Wood, that the number of Gold Awards could rise signiﬁcantly
when we hold the N.Z. Concert Band Festival in our Auditorium
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2009 House Drama Festival
The Annual House Drama Festival was held on the last day of Term Winner of the 2009 Drama Festival - Oswald
2 - Thursday July 2nd. The theme for this year’s festival was Roald Second - Durham
Dahl, with each House performing one of his famous children’s Third - Cuthbert
stories. This year’s event was badly aﬀected by Flu with quite a Fourth - Aidan
number of actors bedridden in the days before the event or too sick Best Directors - James Buxton, Abraham Corban
to perform on the day of the Festival. The following is a section of and Tom Harrison - Oswald
the report to an assembly by the Arts Prefect, Aaron Murphy. Best Junior Actor - Tim Walker - Cuthbert
“Aidan started the afternoon, with their rendition of “Charlie and
the Chocolate Factory”, directed by William
Dykes and Michael English. This proved
an energetic performance from the moment
Henry Alexander opened things up with a
dive roll on the stage. This level of enthusiasm
was maintained throughout the performance,
with strong acting performances from Jack
Williams and Charlie Todd.
Next to take the stage was Cuthbert, presenting
their take on the Dahl classic, “The Witches”.
Directed by Jock Barns-Graham and Hamish
Cowie, this was another vibrant and humorous
production. Led by example, Tim Walker and
Cuthbert managed to turn in a performance
that was well above expectations, as they had
had their cast ravaged with sickness, with
several key roles missing.
Durham was the next House to showcase their
theatrical talents, performing one of the Dahl’s
more well known works, “The BFG”. Directed Oswald House
by Daniel Bramley and Tim Galland the
ensuing performance was entertaining, with the props used deserving special note, as Durham used everything from beds as props to mud
as a costume. Actors to shine in this performance were the lead role duo of Simon White and Max Tweedie.
The ﬁnal House to appear was Oswald. Directed by James Buxton, Abraham Corban and Tom Harrison they turned in what was to prove
to be a performance that won the judge over, in their re-enactment of “The Fantastic Mr. Fox”. One of the major features evident in this
performance was that the actors were on the whole, of a younger age, which bodes well for Oswald’s future in the competition.
Overall the Festival proved to be a successful one. All of the Houses showed much improved performances from the dress rehearsals and when
the sickness factor is considered, this was a commendable achievement.
Results went to Aidan 4th, Cuthbert 3rd, Durham 2nd and Oswald emerged champions, also taking the cup for Best Directors.
Tim Walker once again took the award for “Best Junior Actor”.
The House Drama
Festival is one of the
few totally student
While the event was
aﬀected by sickness, a
huge number of boys
took part and had great
fun and enjoyment
from doing so. Many,
or providing technical
support, would have
discovered talent or
abilities that they were
previously unaware of.
Tim Walker, James Buxton, Tom Harrison and Abraham Corban
2009 Concord Symphonic Band
Cultural Colours Awarded Excellence Awards
For excellence in performance, skill and technique leading to Awards for Excellence in Cultural Pursuits were presented to boys
provincial or national recognition, consistent performances at who have made a very signiﬁcant contribution to cultural activities
the top level and unselﬁsh dedication and commitment to both within the College in 2009.
practice and performance in a chosen area of the Performing Arts,
was met by a record number of students. Music
Hugh McHugh, Thomas Alexander, Henry Orton,
Neil Marriott, Brooks Kershaw, Thomas Steele, Marcus Jackson,
Anthony Lai, Andrew Wang, Ryan Smyth, Henry Yule.
James Buxton and Mokoia Huata
Thomas Yule and Andrew Beacham
Aaron Murphy and Luke Gilmore
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Senior Bible Reading Competition Prefects Chapel Service
Five students were selected as On Sunday November 1st, Head Boy, Thomas Yule and the 2009
the ﬁnalists for the 2009 Senior School Prefects led the wider College community in evening
Bible Reading competition worship.
held on Sunday August 23rd
– Daniel Ellingham (Yr Theme: ‘Dealing with Anger’
13), Abraham Corban (Yr Sermon: Thomas Yule
12), Luke Gilmore (Yr 13), Readings:
Thomas Yule (Yr 13), and Ben Wynne-Lewis, Daniel Ellingham
Joshua Strong (Yr 12). Prayers: Hugh McHugh, George Willis, Henry Melville
In a very close contest, each of
the boys read with clarity and
precision, with adjudicator
the new Presbyterian Minister
of St. Andrew’s parish, Rev.
Adrian Skelton, awarding
runner-up to Joshua Strong,
with the R.F. Campbell Senior
Bible Reading champion for
2009 being Luke Gilmore. Luke Gilmore
Junior Bible Reading Competition
On Sunday June 28, six Year 9 and 10 students were selected from
the large ﬁeld of Junior boys who put themselves forward as ﬁnalists
for this year’s R.F. Campbell Bible Reading competition; Marcus
Buddo, Matthew Dekker, Lachlan Franklin, Kenneth Muir,
Joel Willetts and Jack Haynes. All read passages from the bible
with conﬁdence and clarity. The adjudicator, Rev. Richard McLean
selected Kenneth Muir as this year’s winner, with Matthew Thomas Yule
Dekker placed second and Marcus Buddo in third place.
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PARENTS’ & FRIENDS’ ASSOCIATION
From the Chairperson
It is that time of year again when the school year comes to a close to acknowledge all the hours that Barbara Martin, Nicki Anderson
and the Parents’ & Friends’ Committee would like to wish you all and their helpers voluntarily give to organise this event.
safe holidays and thank you for your support of our endeavours over Gala -Virginia Van Heerden has preparations well under way. It will
what has been a very busy year at Lindisfarne be held on 14th March 2009 so please start sorting goods over your
Since my Report in June, Lindisfarne has hosted the International Christmas break as we will gladly receive any donations. A container
Boys Schools Conference which was a huge undertaking but very is available at school; please contact Rob Hay to arrange to meet him
successful one. The Parents and Friend’s Committee were very willing to open the container if you have goods to donate.
to be involved in the preparations. On the days leading up to the Boarding Liaisons - Thank you to Sally Gaddum and Maree
arrival of the delegates, we had a cheerful crew working in the Dining Donaldson for their role as advocates for the boarding parents this
room ﬁlling Gift Baskets to go into each Motel room. We had so year. Sadly we lose Sally at the end of this year; she has been a great
many generous donations to ﬁll the Baskets that the delegates were support to Boarding Parents and always promoted the School.
overwhelmed and we all enjoyed putting them together. Thanks Chapel Flowers - Thank you to Sue Gunn for organising the ﬂower
must go to Sally Cranswick and Jane Dunkerley for putting it all roster this year and all those ladies who have ensured the Chapel and
together so successfully. Oﬃce have always been adorned with gorgeous ﬂowers.
The School and Performing Arts Centre Uniform Shop - A big Thank You to Debby
were transformed by the expertise of Phillips and Kay Clapperton who kindly
Susannah Todd and Cally Melville and there stepped in at the end of last year to run
helpers with amazing ﬂoral arrangements, the Uniform Shop. They began by running
of which there was a New Zealand ﬂair. last years Sales days and with their new
Thank you ladies. system of running these days it was very
On the Thursday Night of the Conference eﬃcient.
an Art Deco Dinner was held at the At the beginning of Term two they were
Hastings Opera House Complex. Kay ﬁnally able to move all the stock over to
Walker and Muﬀ Knapp with a team of the lovely bright new shop in the old Oral
helpers superbly decorated the venue in a Communication room.
1930’s theme which was well received by
the guests. Our thanks go to Debby, Kay and all those
helpers who man the Uniform Shop, as
On the social calendar for this half of the this too is an integral part of P&F and our
year we had our annual ‘Christmas Haggis Fundraising.
Dinner’. This year it was a great success with
approximately 130 present parents and Through our eﬀorts this year we again
past parents attending the Toasting of the have been able to fund items that don’t
Haggis followed by a superb meal prepared normally come into capital expenditure
by Carl and his Staﬀ. A big Thank You must Jo Smith with the P&F “Art Deco Rug” farewell gift of the college, but that directly beneﬁt
go to Lynda Shirras for her organisation and for Grant and Judith Lander our boys education, boarding or outdoor
planning of the evening. We trust that everyone who has attended activities. (See list on page 11)
the social functions this year have enjoyed the occasions and we I would like to conclude by expressing how sad we will all be with
encourage as many of you to take part next year, as a lot of eﬀort is the departure of Grant Lander as our Rector but to say that I know
put into making these occasions possible. we all wish Grant, Judith and his family all the best for their move
A & P Show Gates - this was our seventh year manning the show and the new challenges ahead. Grant has made a huge impression
gates from which we earn $10,000. Many of us have spent half a at the college and for our sons he has been an approachable, fair
day each year, either in the booth selling the tickets, or collecting Rector who has gained their respect. Grant will be remembered by
the tickets at the gate, and each time it has been a lot of fun and many for years to come.
great meeting up with parents you wouldn’t have the opportunity to Have a safe and relaxing Holidays
meet otherwise. We encourage you to get involved next year, it only Jo Smith
need be half a day, and all the funds go directly to assisting your son’s Chairperson
education. (See funding we have approved this year). I would like
Scenes from the 2009 Haggis Dinner
PARENTS’ & FRIENDS’ ASSOCIATION
P & F Funding 2009
• 7 Data Projectors $9,000.00. • Uniform shop - Heat pump ($1900).
• Heat pump for sickbay : $3,000 October (earmarked for funding in New Year)
April • Purchase of stalls for Gala up to $8000
• Sport- athletics: replacement of track and ﬁeld uniforms • Interwrite Mobi tablet x7 $6475
(singlet & shorts – 20 sets) $1800
• Uniform Shop $20K for relocation and outfitting and
contribute $5K for ﬁttings”
• $20K for grand piano – oﬀered towards purchase but since a
Donor has come forth to purchase the piano.
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2009 Boarding Awards
Most Outstanding Boarder Thomas Yule Year 10 Marcus Jackson
Most Compassionate Boarder Hamish Gannon Year 11 Mokia Huata / Brooks Kershaw
Year 12 Andrew Wang / Ryan Smyth
Service Awards Year 13 George Willis
Head of School Award Thomas Yule Best Sportsman Award
Head of Year 10 Henry Melville
Head of Junior Boarding Hugh McHugh Year 7/8 Hamish Hewitt
Head of Year 11 Aaron Murphy Year 9 Callum Hardie
Head of Year 12 Thomas Gaddum Year 10 Matthew Taylor
Year 11 Sam Donaldson
Best Citizen Award Year 12 Henry Hunter
Year 13 Jordan Waterhouse /
Year 7/8 Michael Howlett Hamish Gannon
Year 9 Stuart Curran
Year 10 Tim Cadwallader Best Academic Achievement Award
Year 11 Henry Yule
Year 12 Daniel Bramley Year 7/8 Tom Pease
Year 13 Thomas Yule Year 9 Stuart Curran
Year 10 Tom Francis
Best contribution to Culture Award Year 11 Douglas Gray
Year 12 Andrew Wang
Year 7/8 John Reboli Year 13 Hugh McHugh
Year 9 Guy Austin
Best Citizen Award Winners
Michael Howlett, Stuart Curran, Thomas Yule, Henry Yule, Daniel Bramley and Tim Cadwallader
Mr Lander speaks at his last
Boarding Awards dinner
Hamish Gannon and Thomas Yule
Interschool Winter Sports Results
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Rugby 1st XV Lost 5-8 Rugby 1st XV Won 31-0 Rugby 1st XV Won 28-15
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At a special assembly on Friday June 26th, ﬁve further members Mr Richardson is an outstanding Mathematics teacher and
of the Lindisfarne community were presented with Honours Ties Mathematician who is well respected by the boys in his class. As
by Dr. John Wakeman, (Chairman of the Lindisfarne College Junior House Master he has managed the pastoral care needs of
Council). This brings to 51 the members of the Lindisfarne Year 7 to 10 boarders. Junior and 1st XI Hockey coach, Cricket
community who have been honoured for the important role that coach, coach of the senior Tennis VIII, College orienteering team,
they have played in the College’s history. coordinator of this year’s IBSC Global Boys’ Schools’ conference.
Totally committed to and passionate about everything he does,
The most recent Honours Tie recipients were: Mr Richardson has proved a superb Teacher, Curriculum Leader,
DR GARTH FORBES (College Counsellor (1999 to present) Dean, Sports Coach and Senior Leader at Lindisfarne.
After attending Wairoa College, he studied ﬁrst at Massey University
where he graduated with BSC in Microbiology and Genetics and MR MURRAY SMITH (Teacher 1990 to present)
then went onto Otago University where he gained his Dental Head of Physical Education, Year 10 Dean, Head of Oswald
degree. Chairman of the B.O.T. of Hillneath Primary school for House. Knowledgeable, innovative and a well respected Physical
twelve years, he joined the Lindisfarne College Council as a Parent Education and Health Teacher. Patient and empathetic,
Representative in 1999, and has served as the convener of the Mr Smith has supported many young men while they have been
Building Committee and Deputy Chairman since 2003. Dr Forbes at Lindisfarne. He has been coach of the Junior and 1st XV Rugby
had a major input into the design and oversight of the construction sides, the Senior A Softball, Basketball (Senior A and Junior),
of the Lowe Family Performing Arts Centre. He has provided Volleyball, Athletics, Triathlon, Cross Country and Swimming
crucial input and guidance over the expansion and development teams, while at Lindisfarne. As H.O.F. of P.E., Mr Smith has
of the College’s facilities and has given invaluable, perceptive and eﬃciently and smoothly run the annual Swimming, Athletics,
clear thinking input, into the governance of Lindisfarne over the Cross Country and Park House Relay events. He has organised and
past ten years. led the Year 10 Outdoor Education and Year 9 camps. Mr Smith
has proved a loyal, passionate and talented Lindisfarne Teacher,
MR MARK MORGAN (College Supporter) Dean and Middle Manager.
Mr Morgan’s association with the College started when as an
apprentice he was involved in the building of the Dayboy Locker MR JOHN MCINTYRE (Old Boy 1990 – 1994)
Room, now our Mouat block Computer room. Since that time Played for the College’s 1st XV Rugby and 2nd XI Cricket sides and
he has helped build our present Kitchen and Laundry, the was a ﬁnalist in College speech contests. In 1993 when he was in
Pines Dayboy facilities, the College Library, renovations of the the sixth form, he was N.Z. Motor Sports young person of the year,
Homestead building, Mitchell second storey upgrades of the Junior while in 1994 in the seventh form, Mr McIntyre was the youngest
House, Campbell and Kirkpatrick dormitories, the extensions to ever winner of the Wellington Street race. Since leaving school he
the Science block, a second storey over the Dining Room, the P.E. has turned professional and become a full time motor racing driver
classroom and Weights room. The Ag. Hort Science Block, Chapel and more recently motor racing team owner (i.e. JMR). Third in
Sanctuary extension and the Auditorium for the Performing Arts the N.Z.V8 Touring championships in 2003, 2004 and 2005,
Block. Mark and his brother Craig, have had a long and signiﬁcant Mr. McIntyre won the championship in 2006 and 2007 and in
association with our College. Mr Mark Morgan has helped in the the 2008-2009 season, was runner-up. He won the Jim Clarke
design and construction of many of our most signiﬁcant College Trophy, which was chosen by his peers, as N.Z. best motor racing
projects. His input and assistance has enabled us to develop facilities driver (previous winners have been motor racing icons, Denny
often below budget, on time, with the minimum of disruption and Holmes, Chris Amon and Bruce McLaren). Mr McIntyre owns
with improvements, which may not have been considered by our and manages one of New Zealand’s best prepared, presented and
Architects. performing teams in New Zealand V8’s. Through his achievements
he has brought great credit on himself and the College.
MR MURRAY RICHARDSON (Teacher 1990 to present)
Dean of the fourth form 1994, Dean of Junior Boarding 1995,
Head of Mathematics 1996, Senior Management Team 2000.
2009 Honours Ties Recipients: Murray Richardson, Mark Morgan, Murray Smith, John McIntyre, Garth Forbes
Good Man Awards
At a special assembly on Monday October 19th, past parent Mr COURAGE, FOLLOWS THROUGH ON HIS PROMISES,
Allan Munn, addressed the school on his view of what makes a TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS ACTIONS, EXERCISES
‘Good man’, emphasising the importance of respect for women FORGIVENESS AND TOLERANCE
and making the most of our opportunities. Mr Munn then went
While the following boys were selected; we acknowledge that this
on to present ‘Good Man Awards’ to Year 13 students who in the
is by no means a deﬁnitive list of all the Year 13 boys who exhibit
opinion of the College staﬀ, demonstrate the qualities of good men.
these above characteristics. The ‘Boys Focus Group’ found it quite
Speciﬁcally the staﬀ were looking for young men who exhibited the
diﬃcult to restrict the ﬁnal number to just eleven senior boys.
The ‘Good man’ recipients for 2009 were:-
IS LOYAL, DISPLAYS RESPECT, ACTS WITH INTEGRITY, Sean Bayley, Luke Gilmore, Stuart Douglas, George Mackie,
BRINGS HUMOUR TO A SITUATION, ROLE MODELS Michael Drinkwater, Henry Melville, William Duley, Aaron
POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR, HANDLES ADVERSITY WITH Murphy, Tom Gaddum, Thomas Yule, Hamish Gannon
2009 Good Man Recipients: Henry Melville, Aaron Murphy, Thomas Yule, George Mackie, William Duley, Mr Allan Munn, Tom Gaddum,
Luke Gilmore, Sean Bayley, Stuart Douglas, Hamish Gannon and Michael Drinkwater (Absent).
Retiring House Deans
Retiring Aidan House Dean, Mr James Francis, with his Aidan Retiring Cuthbert House Dean, Mr Grant Gilbert, farewells
Prefects and his farewell gift Cuthbert House Leavers
LCOBA FAREWELL FOR GRANT LANDER
Grant Lander, Lindisfarne College October 2000 - December 2009
It does not seem like nine and a bit years since Grant and Judith and “Highways” magazine, managing Old Boy’s aﬀairs, sports ﬁxtures
their family came to Lindisfarne. They have been very busy years and social gatherings and the like, and co-ordinating much of the
such has been the rate of change and new initiatives introduced fund-raising and contact with community organisations with regard
by Grant to the College. Three initiatives stand out for me, the to raising funds for the College’s development, and has become a
College’s involvement with the “Good Man Project” facilitated valued member of the College’s staﬀ, an inspired appointment by
by Celia Lashlie, the involvement with the”International Boy’s Grant.
Schools Coalition”, particularly as Grant is currently a member As a result of the College’s involvement with the “Good Man Project”
of the committee of the IBSC, and thirdly, the redevelopment of the Chapel Sanctuary
Grant’s appointment of Rob Hay as “Special saw the installation of “The Good Man”
Projects Manager”. feature window which highlights as role
The College’s involvement with the IBSC models, “Four Good New Zealand Men”
has provided fantastic opportunites for being Sir Ernest Rutherford, Sir Ed Hillary,
the staﬀ to be involved in extending their Charles Upham and John Rangihau. This
professional development, particularly with window, ﬂanked by windows recognising
the opportunity for a number of them to the College’s four “Houses” is an outstanding
attend the annual conferences, and I know feature of the Chapel Sanctuary and a very
this association has done much for the strong symbol of the values which Grant
staﬀ’s professional development in better Lander as Rector has endeavoured to instill
understanding and connecting with the boys in the boys at the College.
at Lindisfarne. This culminated in the College
hosting The International Boy’s Schools The College also hosted in 2003 a very
Conference here in July, the ﬁrst time in New successful ﬁftieth jubilee which Grant and
Zealand and the ﬁrst time in a provincial area Rob Hay played major roles in making
and proved to be an unqualiﬁed success for contact with Old Boys and ensuring that
Lindisfarne and it’s community, who did so the organisation of this important event in
much to make the organisation and running the College’s history was the success that it
Old Boys Assn Patron, Roger Alexander with
of this conference so successful, led and proved to be.
new Honourary Old Boy,Grant Lander
organised so ably by Grant Lander, Murray The completion in April of the “Lowe Family
Richardson and Anne Averill. Performing Arts Centre” ahead of schedule and under budget saw
Rob Hay, as “Special Projects Manager” does an outstanding job in
liasing with Old Boys and the College Community, producing the
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LCOBA FAREWELL FOR GRANT LANDER
the completion of a major building programme at the College over education at Lindisfarne in 2003, and his younger son, Graeme, will
recent years, and the Performingt Arts Centre, with it’s state of complete his college education this year, and as the College makes
the art auditorium facilites, played a key role in hosting the near the charge to it’s leavers at the end of every year, we know that Grant
400 conference delegates, particularly for the key-note speakers and Graeme Lander as leavers in 2009 “will take the good name of
presentations. Lindisfarne with them wherever they go”.
The building programme, which has seen top stories added to I have been priveleged to have served on the College Council
Brown-Robertson, Campbell and Kirkpatrick dormitories extending alongside Grant during his term as Rector and commend him for
the boarding capacity to around 240 beds, the extension of the his manner and people skills and the way in which he has overseen
dining-room and new classrooms and oﬃces above, the development the development of the College into the modern school that we, as
of the Horticultural Sciences Block and stages 2,3 & 4 of the Old Boys, take so much pride in, he will be missed by us all.
Gymnasium-Performing Arts Centre Complex completed along with We wish Grant and Judith and their family all the very best for the
the renovation and up-grading of a number of other facilites and future and to Grant, we trust you will enjoy meeting the challenges
buildings at the College have been overseen by Grant and Chairman the Head of St Paul’s College in Hamilton will surely bring.
John Wakeman, working with Mark Morgan of Morgan builders, to
a point where the College now has modern and comfortable facilites, Ralph Harper (63-67).
the envy of many other schools I would suggest. The College has
also purchased three more houses on the Lyndhurst boundary which
currently are accomodating members of the teaching staﬀ. Grant,
with the support of the Senior Mangement and academic staﬀ, has
brought numerous changes to the College in so many areas, he has
put enormous hours into the management of the College and the
welfare of the boys, and yet still manages to ﬁnd the time to take
boys on the “Rector’s Run” and has co-coached the successful under
15 rugby team this year.
A lasting legacy of Grant’s time as Rector will surely be a full roll
with a substantial waiting list such is the “mana” the College now
enjoys in our community and among New Zealand’s boy”s schools,
and the emphasis on all boys achieving their potential within the
four cornerstones of the College’s Mission Statement.
Grant has seen his older son, Anthony, complete his college
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President’s Report to the AGM - July 2009
This year has been one of consolidation. No major new projects project for the Old Boys’ Association to be involved with and look
have been undertaken and we have taken the opportunity to invest forward to assisting the school in this ongoing project.
further in the college, increasing our debenture by $25,000 to Congratulations to George Collin as the worthy recipient of the
$150,000. 2008 Old Boys’ Scholarship. George is the son of Old Boy Simon
The Performing Arts Centre has now been completed. It was with Collin (76-82). We now have in excess of 50 old boys’ sons at the
great pleasure I attended the dedication of the New Auditorium. College.
The Centre is a fantastic addition to the school which has already Socially the Old Boys’ Association has facilitated get-togethers in
been getting regular use, including a very successful International New Zealand when the School is represented outside the district;
Boys’ School Conference hosted by Lindisfarne College. Old Boys whether it is for interschool exchanges or promotions at A&
will have a great opportunity to enjoy the facilities at the auditorium P Society Shows. An additional catch-up is planned in London
on August 22nd for the Bledisloe Cup Match. I look forward to during the time of the School Rugby trip to England in September
seeing a solid turnout of Old Boys and their invitees. 2009. Here in Hastings there have been several opportunities for
“The Old Boys’ Long Room” is now an integral part of the Old Boys to get-together, after both Summer and Winter Sports
Auditorium complex. It is good to see the Long Room featuring Days, and after with the Golf Day held last December.
Old Boy National Representatives and unbeaten school teams The Finance team have risen to the challenges of diﬃcult ﬁnancial
together as one display. times, delivering a small surplus. Thank you to those involved for
In the, February, Summer Sports ﬁxture the College won the your continuing eﬀorts.
Cricket by overhauling the Old Boys’ total of 259-9 in 40 overs A further thank you must go to Rob Hay for his ongoing eﬀorts
and reaching 262-5 in the 39th over. The College also won a very within the school representing the interests of Old Boys. His
close Tennis encounter by 5-4. Unfortunately the Winter Sports passion for the school is second to none and we are fortunate to
Day in July was cancelled due to particularly foul weather. I will have him on the spot.
be negotiating with the school to get the win accredited to the Old I look forward to continue working with the great team we have
Boys’ based on last year’s performance. on the committee.
The Old Gym has been renovated and is to be used as a second-hand
uniform shop and school archive. The aim is to bring together both Gary Wellwood (79-81)
records and memorabilia in one place. I feel this is an admirable President
2009 Old Boys’ Scholarship Winners
An award of $1000 per annum for three years is made annually to
the son of an Old Boy who shows all round ability. While approach
to academic studies is important, the contribution that a boy is
likely to make in all aspects of College life is a major factor in
ﬁnding the recipient.
The 2009 scholarships are awarded to:
Jack Bennett (son of Simon 77-80)
Harry McLeod (son of Scott 75-78)
Harry McLeod and Jack Bennett with Rob Hay (Special Projects Manager,
Old Boy (77-83) and Secretary of the LCOBA).
Brad Richards (2000-04), emailed recently - I am ﬁnally ﬁnished Next time I’m in Hawkes Bay I’ll deﬁnitely visit Lindisfarne – I’d
studying and start on Dec 7th a new job of my own, as National be very keen to see how things have progressed since my time.
Promotions Assistant for Solid Gold FM in Auckland.
I’m currently working as a junior doctor at The Alfred hospital in
Brett Barton (87-93), is a business broker for Coastal Business Melbourne which is Victoria’s largest trauma centre. I’m following
Brokers Pty Ltd in Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia. Brett the long winded neurosurgical pathway as a vocational speciality.
was in Hastings in September and called in at school for a visit.
Please pass my regards to Mr Workman, Mr Young and Mr
Brian McKay (82-87), has shifted to Canterbury where he is Richardson.
Livestock Coordinator for Livestock Logistics Nationwide Ltd in
Rangiora. He emailed recently - Warm regards,
Hi Rob, Andrew Graham (90-94) is living in Auckland where he works for
Good to hear from you. My job is going well. The kids have settled Leader Brand Marketing
into their new school really well. All of the locals have said that this
winter has been very wet this year, but we survived. Christchurch Ben McLennan (97-03) from Maimai Creek Vineyards was a
has very similar weather to HB just abit cooler. ﬁnalist in the HB Young Viticulturist of the Year competition in
Just for the record I will still support HB & the Hurricanes, although
Michelle has been eyeing up a Crusaders jersey for herself!!!! Tony Harrison (84-88) was in touch with a new address
Regards Brian and tells us that he has moved back to Havelock North after 9
years in Auckland and Whangarei. Tony and his wife Helen are
Vishal Pai (96-01) was in touch with the Rector recently - expecting their 1st child at the end of July. Tony is managing the
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OLD BOYS’ NEWS
2009 Old Boys vs College
Winter Sports Results
Rugby – Not played due to bad weather
Soccer – Not played due to bad weather
Hockey - Not played due to bad weather
Basketball - Not played due to bad weather
Clay Target Shooting – Not held due to bad weather
Cricket – College won by 5 wickets
Tennis – College won 5-4
Patron - Roger Alexander (53-55)
President - Gary Wellwood (79- 81)
Vice President - Scott McLeod (75-77)
Michael and Tony Balfour
Secretary - Rob Hay (77-83)
Michael Balfour (58-60), and Tony Balfour (56-60) recently Treasurer - Matt Carney (90-93)
popped in at the college to have a look around their old school. Auditor - David Holmes (75-80)
Michael, since completing his diploma in 1998, spent 5 1/2 years
counselling at Presbyterian Support until the counselling unit was Committee - Ralph Harper (67-70), Andrew Tod (68-72), Jim
closed. Then his wife (a counsellor also) and he started their own Syme (66-69), Stephen Peters (77-82), David Goodwin (68-72),
private counselling practice for 2 1/2 years until his wife, Hazel, Steve Greer (70-74), Mike Knobloch (80-84), Hamish Wedd
suﬀered ill health and needed open heart surgery. He then looked (78-84), Campbell Howlett (80-86), Ru Collin (74-79), John
after Hazel through 2008 and the early part of 2009. Since mid McKenzie (66-70), Tony Mossman (80-84).
2004 he has also been part of a group who have established ‘The
Church of Restoration’ where he is involved in the administration
and takes part in the ministry. Tony was on holiday from Canada
and so Michael (who lives in Hastings) decided to come and visit
us. Tony has been in Canada for 20 years where he is a registered
nurse. He has also done work as a missionary, in Zambia from
1981-83 and then in Ethiopia from 1995-97. They had a very
enjoyable couple of hours and Tony even found a picture of himself
in the 1960 1st XI cricket team.
Gregory Hook (01-04) was recently awarded the Jim Callinicos
Award for the EIT’s best apprentice in the Hawke’s Bay in the
National Certiﬁcate in Automotive Engineering.
Old Boys’ Sons who have arrived at
Lindisfarne in 2009:
Michael Howlett (Ashley 77-83)
Wilbour Peters (Stephen 77-82)
Jonty Wilson (Fenton 78-81)
Rob Hay and Gerald Dunn outside Brown Dormitory
Joshua Steele (Paul 79-82)
Jack Bennett (Simon 77-80)
Harry McLeod (Scott 75-78) Gerald Dunn (80-84) is back in New Zealand for 6 months
Peter Livingston (William 78-81) (working in Christchurch) and dropped in at school with his
Lachie MacKay (Jamie 79-81) family for a visit. He is a Director with Qedis, a London based
Lachlan Roberts (John 78-82) management consulting ﬁrm who managed to arrange 6 months
Lochie Birrell (Grant 77-81) of tele-working from New Zealand. Main purpose being to avoid
Jack Manning (Chris 82-86) another British winter and also show his family a bit more of NZ.
Nick Hoogerbrug (Pete 75-76) Gerald’s wife Melanie is English and they’ve 2 children – Jake 3 and
Harrison Cater (Todd 76-80) Kia 2. He’s basing himself in Christchurch for his stay but hopes to
be back in the Bay again before he returns to the UK next April.
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Letter from Chile
Chris King (73-76) emailed in July to say Hello
Your Highways Issue 11 arrived the other day and 2 things inspired Here in Chile I met my German wife, Dagmar and we set up a
me to contact the Old Boys & School network to let you know what deer, beef and forestry farm near Pucon.(almost due east of Hastings)
I´ve got up to after my time at Lindisfarne. The deer is a pasture to plate thing - we are involved in all aspects of
I ﬁnished my 7th form (year 13?) at Central Hawkes Bay College. this ﬂedgling industry. We also import NZ made farm merchandise.
Then 2 years at Smedley Station - learning horses and dogs, Hill Family wise, no kids, 2 dogs…..
country farming. A year at Lincoln College (now University) If anyone is planning a trip this way, I´d be pleased to give advice
finishing with a Dip Ag. While there I got accepted for an on what are musts and must-nots. South America is a big place and
Agricultural Exchange to the University of Minnesota USA. Along Chile is a diverse country - just google earth it..
with about 50 other exchange students from NZ, Aussie, Europe,Sth
Africa we were billeted out for 8 months to work on farms ,dairys or So what inspired me to contact you.
in my case a 13,000 acre beef ranch in western South Dakota - real Firstly I see that you are oﬀering Spanish as a language choice - If
cowboy country...A winter term at the U of M (snow and minus only we had it back in 1973. I encourage all parents to look at it
50*f ) allowed us a work permit in agriculture for the next year, so as an option for their boys. My School Cert. French didn´t help in
from California to Washington State to Florida .- farming is in my Paris much though.
blood,but travel had wedged it´s way in there too. The second “inspiration” was your Obituaries…..what can I say,
After a tour around Europe to visit new made friends I hope all We are all here for an unknown length of time, don´t let it slip
parents of young leavers give every support to them to see the world.. by…….
After my 2 1/2 years OE it was back to NZ and the family farm.
For the farmers reading this , that was the mid 80´s - not the easiest Keep up the great work at Lindisfarne……….one day we´ll just
of times..you remember the Wall Street crash of ´87....Rogernomics. drop by when we´re in the neighbourhood.
1991 I won the Hawkes Bay Farmer of the Year competition (age
31). About ´94 seeing my life mapped out in front of me and no Hasta luego
dependents (thats the big one) I looked for a new challenge in Chris King
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Old Boys Social Functions
At an Old Boys social function in September in Palmerston North
we caught up with a number of Old boys including – Grant McRae
(74-80), Steve Freeman (77-80), Ross Judd (74-77), Bevin Judd
(95-98), Bryce Crawford (95-99) who is a winemaker by trade but is
running a very successful coﬀee shop in Bulls, Andrew McLean (82-
87) who is an Investment Advisor for Craigs Investment Partners,
Robbie Leicester (79-82) and Steven Judd (98-02).
Bevin Judd, Bryce Crawford and Steven Judd
Andrew McLean and Grant McRae
Steve Freeman and Robbie Leicester
On August 22nd the Old Boys Association hosted 135 Old Boys
to watch the All Blacks vs Wallabies on the Big Screen at the ‘Lowe
Family’ Performing Arts Centre. A very enjoyable evening was had
by all, with a special part of the evening being the “ﬁreside” chat
between Grant Gilbert and Taine Randell.
The Editor was in Christchurch in September and caught up with
Digby Whitlock (74-79) who lives in the city with partner Kath
and daughter Eliza. He owns Buzz Coﬀee which is an independently
owned, mobile coﬀee business based in Christchurch.
Visit him at - www.buzzcoﬀee.co.nz
Taine Randell and Grant Gilbert
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Eru Potaka Dewes (1953-55)
Ngati Porou scholar and Anglican theologian, the Rev Eru
Potaka-Dewes, died on 6th August 2009 in Rotorua.
Maori Party co-leader Dr Pita Sharples said Mr Potaka-Dewes
would be sorely missed.
“Whenever he rose to his feet he would make an enduring
impression on the issue of the day – whether it be foreshore
and seabed; Treaty claims or any of the vast areas of Maori
political debate that he loved to contribute to,” Dr Sharples
Mr Potaka-Dewes declared he was “true blood Ngati Porou”
but also had links to Ngati Uepohatu and Te Whanau-o-
Dr Sharples’ co-leader, Tariana Turia, said: “Eru was widely
read and loved nothing better than a vibrant debate on history,
Treaty of Waitangi claims, education and rangatiratanga.
“He has been a passionate commentator and scholar in the
ﬁeld of theological issues, particularly indigenous theology,” Eru Potaka Dewes. Activist, scholar, theologian...
she said. In recent years Mr Potaka Dewes wrote hundreds of on the eve of Auckland’s 1990 Commonwealth Games.
letters to newspapers defending Maori rights. Unfortunately, they were too late: he had already left for work
“Eru understood the power of the pen and he would apply – as oﬃcial Anglican chaplain in the Games Village.
it particularly in cases to defend Maori rights or bring a new In 1991 he established the Aotearoa-NZ Action Committee’s
and refreshing perspective to a debate,” said Waiariki MP Te Alternative Immigration Oﬃce (ANZAC) to act as a Maori
Ururoa Flavell. “immigration centre” for the “solidarity of indigenous
Eru was Dean of Theology at the Maori Anglican Theological peoples”.
College in Rotorua, part-time teacher at Te Kura Kaupapa ANZAC issued its own “passports” but the government of
Maori o Ruamata, and life member of the Maori Nurses the day objected and reportedly told the Solomon Islands
Council. it would lose education aid if it continued to accept the
He was also widely known as an actor having appeared as passports.
Old Gobbo in the Maori Merchant of Venice as well as Mr Potaka-Dewes was ﬁned for refusing to ﬁll out his census
appearances in ﬁlms: The Rainbow Warrior; Rapa Nui, The form in 1991, and was again charged in 1996 when he
Piano; Jubilee and a leading role in the Maori language drama repeated the stand because he wanted “Aotearoa” used as well
Tohunga. as “New Zealand” on the census form. He pleaded guilty and
In 1987 Mr Potaka-Dewes was named in Parliament by then escaped without penalty.
Hobson MP Ross Meurant as a radical activist, something he Mr Potaka-Dewes is survived by his wife, Kiri, his children
believed led to his Titirangi home later being raided by police and mokopuna.
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Flying Doctor Has All the Shots
Matthew Mouat (92-96) is at pains to get it right.
In the mould of a golfer agonising over what iron to use in his His occupation goes a fair way to explaining how the 30-year-old
ﬁnal approach shot to the green, he tries to put his occupation in ﬁnds time to play golf.
It comes on the heels of a conscious decision to spend more time
“No, I’m not a surgeon. I think in New Zealand I’m what they call with his family too.
house oﬃcers. I work mostly in emergency departments,” he tells
SportToday. “I’m looking after our child and Kelly wants to work.
While living in Havelock North for the past few months, Dr Mouat “It’s the hardest balancing act - looking after her [baby Sophie] and
is in eﬀect a “ﬂying doctor” in Australia. playing golf,” the one-handicapper from Hastings Golf Club says
with a wide grin.
Having worked in mostly Queensland and the Australian Capital
Territory, the locum doctor sees himself as a “contractor” who will
sporadically go back to New South Wales to ply his trade in country
Havelock North-born wife Dr Kelly Mouat, a psychologist who just
completed her PhD at Otago University, and their 15-month-old
daughter, Sophie, will remain here, comfortable in the knowledge
that Mouat’s parents, Bryan and Lynn, live next door and Kelly’s
parents, (nurse) Anne and (orchardist/builder) Gordon Arnott, are
also a stone’s throw away in the village.
With the wholehearted support of every family member, Mouat,
the ﬂying doctor, for now, prefers to drive - not on the highways GOOD TIMES: Matthew and Kelly with their daughter,
but fairways of a man-made paradise. Sophie, at the Mouat family’s Havelock North home.
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