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					                                 ISSUE 12

                 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
     Arts complex.
•    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
the recent Marijuana incident, but after each of these events we have emerged a stronger community              Email:
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,
                                                                                                                       Lindisfarne College
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
conclude by thanking each and every one of you that have shown Judith and my family friendship,                   PO Box 2341
support and encouragement. Until we meet again, may Christ our Lord, Guide over us all and grant                  Hastings 4153
his blessing in everything we do.                                                                                 New Zealand
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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

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                                                 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

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                                                                        ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

                             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
                                                                       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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                                        CULTURAL PARTICIPATION

                                                 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
Saturday night.
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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                                                    CULTURAL PARTICIPATION

                         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
    next year.

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                                               CULTURAL PARTICIPATION

                                                       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
                                                                                                                  generated       activities.
                                                                                                                  While the event was
                                                                                                                  affected by sickness, a
                                                                                                                  huge number of boys
                                                                                                                  took part and had great
                                                                                                                  fun and enjoyment
                                                                                                                  from doing so. Many,
                                                                                                                  whether            actors,
                                                                                                                  backstage,      directors,
                                                                                                                  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

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                                                 CULTURAL PARTICIPATION

                                                         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,
                                                                         Mokoia Huata
    Neil Marriott, Brooks Kershaw, Thomas Steele, Marcus Jackson,
    Anthony Lai, Andrew Wang, Ryan Smyth, Henry Yule.
                                                                         Public Speaking
                                                                         Ben Wynne-Lewis
    Kapa Haka
    James Buxton and Mokoia Huata
                                                                         Technical Support
                                                                         Leo Gemmill
    Lochie Hammond
                                                                         The Arts
                                                                         Thomas Yule and Andrew Beacham
    Public Speaking
    Aaron Murphy and Luke Gilmore

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                                                              CHRISTIAN DIMENSION

                 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

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                                      PARENTS’ & FRIENDS’ ASSOCIATION

                     P & F Funding 2009

February                                                          July
•    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.

                                                                                         The Piping of the Haggis


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                                                        BOARDING NEWS

                         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

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                                           SPORTING ENDEAVOUR

                                             Interschool Winter Sports Results
                Wanganui Collegiate                      Scots College                                Rathkeale College
Rugby 1st XV              Lost 5-8       Rugby 1st XV           Won 31-0              Rugby 1st XV             Won 28-15

2nd XV                    Won 6-3        Soccer 1st XI          Lost 1-4              2nd XV                   Won 79-5

3rd XV                    Won 14-8       Hockey 1st XI          Won 2-1               U15                      Won 30-12
U14                       Won 55-5       Debating               Lost 311-318          Hockey 1st XI            Lost 1-2
U15                       Won 22-8                                                    Colts                    Won 3-0
Hockey 1st XI             Lost 0-1                                                    Soccer 1st XI            Won 5-3
Colts                     Drew 1-1                                                    2nd XI                   Won 11-0
Soccer 1st XI             Won 2-1                                                     Junior A                 Won 6-1
2nd XI                    Won 4-3
Junior A                  Drew 3-3

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                                                           Winter Tournament Week

    Week 7 of Term 3 saw our Rugby, Hockey & Soccer first teams              Soccer
    attending National Tournaments. The 1st XV travelled to                 vs Wairarapa College lost 0-3
    St Kentigern College for the 21st Presbyterian Quad Rugby               vs Wainuiomata won 7-0
    Tournament in Auckland, finishing 3rd. The 1st XI Hockey                 vs St Pats Kilbirnie lost 1-2
    team attended Rankin Cup in Dunedin, finishing 15th. The 1st             9th -12th place Playoffs
    XI Soccer team finished 9th at the Jim Wishart Tournament in             - vs Taita College won 17-1
    Palmerston North.                                                       - vs St Peters won 4-1
    Rugby                                                                   9th vs 10th vs St Johns Hamilton won 2-0
    vs St Kentigern College lost 7-10
    vs Scots College (3rd vs 4th) won 29-3
    St Kentigern won the final 27-3 over St Andrews

    vs Palmerston North BHS lost 0-2
    vs Westlake lost 0-7
    vs St Kentigern College lost 1-3
    13th -16th place Playoffs
    - vs Marlborough BHS lost 1-5
    - vs St Andrews lost 1-3
    15th vs 16th vs Rosehill College won 8-1

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                     Winter Sports Colours                                                  2009 Fair Play Awards

At a special assembly on Monday September 7th the previous Rector,     “For the outstanding qualities of sportsmanship and fair play
Mr Graham Smith, presented Winter Sports Colours to Hockey,
                                                                       displayed consistently throughout the winter sports season”.
Soccer, Rugby and Squash players.
This year’s recipients of Colours have shown excellence of             RUGBY                               SOCCER
performance, skill and technique, as well as unselfish dedication       1st XV          William Duley       1st XI        Matt Broome
                                                                       2nd XV          Jock Shaw           2nd XI        Luke Gilmore
and commitment to their chosen sport. Senior students receiving        3rd XV          Henry Melville      3rd XI        Tom Alexander
winter sports colours in 2009 were as follows:                         U16             Taylor Howatson     4th XI        Zak Kettle
                                                                       U15             Tim Cadwallader     Junior A      Tom Francis
Soccer          Michael Drinkwater, Sam Martin, Andrew Hill            D Grade         Matthew Emeny       Junior B      Shaun Taylor
Hockey          Nicholas Haselhoff, Thomas Yule, Scott Reid             E Grade (A)     Matt Herries        Junior C      James Bevin
                                                                       E Grade (B)     Jack Dever          Junior D      Joshua Alexander
Rugby           Daniel Walker, William Duley, Tom Gaddum,              F Grade         Stephen Ward        Int. 1st XI   Matt Morley
Squash          Toby Wignall, Michael Owen, Sean Bayley                                                    Int. 2nd XI   Ben Harrison
                Oliver Leicester                                       BADMINTON                           SQUASH
Table Tennis    Andrew Wang                                            Senior    Fletcher Black            Senior        Sean Bayley
                                                                       Junior    Callum Lo                 Junior        Fergus Boyden
The third round of Sporting colours for 2009, saw Old Boy and          BASKETBALL                          HOCKEY
past Head Boy (2007) Raymond Munn, present Colours to the              Senior A        Abraham Corban      1st XI        Tom Harrison
following boys –                                                       Senior B        Harry Whyte         2nd XI        Gregory Shirras
Rowing                Brett Sceats, Abraham Corban                     Year 11         Scott van Heerden   3rd XI        Cameron Pease
                                                                       Junior A        William Read        4th XI        Jamie McCarthy
Clay Target Shooting Hamish Gannon, Sam Tod,                           Junior B        Callum Hardie       5th XI        Ben Newland
                      Cameron Tod, Taylor Howatson                                                         6th XI        Marcus Jackson
Cross Country         Matthew Taylor                                                                       Int. 1st XI   William Green
Skiing                Tim Harker, Jonty Coats-Harrison,                                                    Int. 2nd XI   Tobias Robertshaw
                      Toby Wignall                                     CROSS COUNTRY                           SHOOTING
Sailing               Sam Mackay, Matthew Broome                       Senior     Michael Drinkwater           Senior Hamish Gannon
                                                                       Junior     Matthew Taylor

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                                                  2009 COLLEGE GOLF DAY
    A great day was had by 35 College Supporters on Friday
    November 13th at the HB Golf Club.
    Best Gross (McKenzie Cup) – Michael Barry 78
    Best Gross Runner up – Aidan MacMillan 80
    Long Drives - Aidan MacMillan and Graham McNair
    Approaches – Bruce Dunderdale/Kim Bone and Matt Stevenson
    Best Lady Golfer – Helen Alexander, Nett 69 and Catherine Stoddart – 40 Stableford points
    Best Nett – Bruce Houghton 69
    Two’s – Catherine Stoddart 2 and Chris Price

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     Gary Wellwood, Joseph Wellwood, Jason Roebuck &     Bruce Houghton, Norma Long, Catherine Stoddart & Jim Syme
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          Paul Stoddart, Ian Abernethy, Shaun Morgans & Graham McNair          Seamus Young, Bruce Dunderdale, Kirk Doyle & Brian Cheer

    Mary Laming, Bronwyn Gainford, Moray Abernethy &               Chris Price, Kim Bone, Matt Stevenson & Daniel Price
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                                                2010 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

                                          LINDISFARNE COLLEGE
                                          2010 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Back Row - Charles Louisson (Hereworth School) Year 9 College Council Scholarship; Harry Dods (Campion College, Gisborne) Distance Boarding Scholarship;
                     Jacques Cross (Peterhead School) Te Whaiti Scholarship; Hugh Renton (Maraekakaho School) Sports Scholarship;
             Owen Edwards (Huntley School, Marton) Boarding Scholarship; Mason Emerson (Heretaunga Intermediate) Sports Scholarship.

              Front Row - Niklas Buddo (Hereworth School) Cultural Scholarship; Duncan Parsons (Hereworth School) Cultural Scholarship;
              Joshua Morete (Hereworth School) Te Whaiti Scholarship; Hamish Muir (Lindisfarne College) Guy & Ruby Baillie Scholarship;
                                          Nicholas Broome (Lindisfarne College) Guy & Ruby Baillie Scholarship;
            Marcus Jonasson-Bell (Lindisfarne College) Te Whaiti Scholarship; Thomas Edwards (Huntley School, Marton) Boarding Scholarship;
             Hayden Snell (Reignier School) Year 7 Intermediate Scholarship; Nicholas Ward (Havelock North Intermediate) Sports Scholarship
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                                                           SPECIAL CHARACTER

                                                                 Honours Tie Recipients

    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

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                                                    SPECIAL CHARACTER

                                                            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.
following behaviour:-
                                                                      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

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                                         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
                                                                           Roger Alexander, Grant Lander and Gary Wellwood (LCOBA

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                                                         OLD BOYS’ NEWS

                                                              Sons of Old Boys

              Row 4: E Goodchild, R Ellingham, F King, T McCormick, P Livingston, R Wellwood, J Harty, N Hoogerbrug, L MacKay,
                                          M Kittow, H Chesterman, T Cadwallader, J Birrell, M Ebbett
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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).

                                                                   Sundry News
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
Dear Mr Lander,                                                            transportation business in the central North Island for GHD a civil
Thank you for preparing and sending the certificate of attendance           engineering consultancy.
so promptly.

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                                                                   Sundry 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

                                                                           2009/10 Committee
                                                                           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
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                                                               Letter from Chile

Chris King (73-76) emailed in July to say Hello
Hi Rob,
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 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
South America.

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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.

          Ross Judd

    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 -

                                                                                            Taine Randell and Grant Gilbert

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                                                                                                   The Editor
                                                                                          PO Box 2341, Hastings 4153,
                                                                                     or Email:
                        Digby Whitlock and Rob Hay

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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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