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  • Artist immortalises Kiwi history

    28 October 2015

    A bronze sculpture of the second Maori King Tawhiao, with prominent cheek bones and an intricate deep cut ta moko design, was unveiled at the Waikato Museum in August. Artist Gary Schofield Hall House 1970-74 was honoured to see his artwork sitting alongside portraits of Maori kings and the late Maori Queen Te Arikinui Dame Te… Read more

    Artist immortalises Kiwi history
  • Scientists discover new treatment for depression

    25 August 2015

    Local scientists say they've discovered a way to potentially develop fast new treatments for depression. The University of Auckland says Dr Suresh Muthukumaraswamy Old Collegian of St Paul’s Collegiate School 1992-96 has developed research into the action of ketamine on the brain. The university said the research sheds light on neural… Read more

    Scientists discover new treatment for depression
  • Tamsyn Rose releases first album via iTunes

    5 August 2015

    From northern Italy to north Hamilton, model to mother, it’s been quite a journey for Tamsyn Rose. She has chronicled this through music, releasing her first album via iTunes. Rather fittingly, one of the songs on Pink Haze is The Journey. Miss Waikato 1996, Rose went on to become an international fashion model based in Milan and treading… Read more

    Tamsyn Rose releases first album via iTunes
  • Retired cows reach extraordinary milestone

    16 July 2015

    Blackstar Trace and Bear Blanche had a chocolate cake waved under their noses but were far more interested in a mineral supplement as a birthday treat. After 21 years roaming paddocks from Waitoa to Morrinsville and now Tauwhare, these two retired dairy cows know what they like. It’s an extraordinary age for a cow said Charbelle Farm… Read more

    Retired cows reach extraordinary milestone
  • Androgynous label to show at fashion week

    15 July 2015

    A young New Zealand fashion label will show for the first time at NZ Fashion Week in August after only six months into production. Created by Old Collegian Ezekiel Crawford 2009-2013, Slaeve is expected to turn a few heads with its androgynous high-end style. The young entrepreneur’s brand breaks the boundaries of contemporary high-end… Read more

    Androgynous label to show at fashion week
  • Farm Environment Award for Old Collegian

    7 July 2015

    ROTORUA couple John and Catherine Ford have won New Zealand’s pre-eminent farming prize, the Ballance Farm Environment Award for 2015. It is the first time in the five years since the award was established that a North Island farming business has won. The Fords were presented with the Gordon Stephenson trophy by Primary Industries… Read more

    Farm Environment Award for Old Collegian
  • All Whites striker Chris Wood seals move to Leeds United from Leicester City

    2 July 2015

    All Whites striker Chris Wood’s switch to Championship club Leeds United has been confirmed. Leeds United anounced the signing on Wednesday night NZT, spending a reported £2 million NZ$4.6million plus add ons to snare Wood from Premier League side Leicester City. The deal went through even though Leicester City bosses fired manager Nigel… Read more

    All Whites striker Chris Wood seals move to Leeds United from Leicester City
  • Vettori awarded honorary city title

    2 June 2015

    He’s regarded as cricket royalty and the king of spin, and now Daniel Vettori has been given one of his home city’s rarest awards. Vettori has been made an honorary Ambassador of Hamilton and will receive an inscribed medallion at a ceremony in August. The honorary title was established in 2013 and since then has been awarded to Sir David… Read more

    Vettori awarded honorary city title
  • Waikato golfers named in New Zealand academy

    25 May 2015

    Five Waikato golfers have been named in New Zealand Golf’s national academy this year – including St Paul’s Old Collegian Luke Toomey and Chantelle Cassidy in the top tier. That duo are joined by Nick Coxon and Denzel Ieremia in the men’s Tier Two squad, while Brooke Hamilton has been included in the women’s Tier Two intake. Riverside’s… Read more

    Waikato golfers named in New Zealand academy
  • Waikato actor straps on dancing shoes

    15 May 2015

    Ben Barrington’s ankles were killing him. The Hamilton actor and Dancing with the Stars contestant had already danced for four hours before his interview with stuff.co.nz and was straight back into the studio afterwards. If he’s to be believed, he needs the practice – but he’s enjoying it. "I knew I wasn't going to be good at it, but just… Read more

    Waikato actor straps on dancing shoes
  • Green family legacy

    1 May 2015

    The land on which St Paul’s Collegiate School was built was once a dairy and crop farm. Jean Green was one of the original owners and has celebrated a very special milestone at the school, her 100th birthday. . Jean Green, along with her husband Bob, and his brother Logan and wife Nancy, owned the 50 acre farm which was sold to the… Read more

    Green family legacy
  • Paediatrician heads UNICEF project

    1 May 2015

    A medical system that dates back 50 years by Western standards in the easternmost country of the Stan states, Kyrgyzstan, has drawn Dr Nick Woolfield Sargood 1968-1972 to a retirement plan of service. Woolfield and his wife Fay, a general practitioner, have been in Kyrgyzstan for more than two years. For the first few months Woolfield and… Read more

    Paediatrician heads UNICEF project
  • Books move kids into new chapter

    1 May 2015

    On a mission to get her three year old daughter into a big bed, Tamsyn Rose Harington 1995-1996 turned her frustration at a lack of resources into a new business venture. “I had real issues getting Sophia to make this change,” Rose said. “I went searching for a book about this transition and to my surprise there wasn't anything like it in… Read more

    Books move kids into new chapter
  • Tree planting in challenging WA soil

    1 May 2015

    Bill Davey Sargood 1975-79 has built a successful business helping farmers earn income off barren red soil in Western Australia. His Perth company, Plantation and Landcare Services, employs 14 people and is the biggest revegetation contractor in Western Australia. Davey, 53, originally from Tauranga, has lived in Australia for 29 years… Read more

    Tree planting in challenging WA soil
  • Project set to reduce farming footprint

    1 May 2015

    After almost a decade of study that armed her with a bachelor’s degree and PhD, Anne-Maree Hill Harington 2004-2005 is now working on a $20 million dollar research project for Ballance Agri-Nutrients, one of New Zealand’s largest nutrient management companies. Hill is working as a research associate managing the finance, administration… Read more

    Project set to reduce farming footprint
  • Football scholarship for local player

    25 March 2015

    Former St Paul’s Collegiate student, now University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar, John Penyas, has been awarded a one-year full-fee scholarship to Berkshire Preparatory School in the United States valued at $NZ75,000. Michael Groom, former All White and St Paul’s Collegiate 1st XI football coach said Penyas had been selected from… Read more

    Football scholarship for local player
  • Top football scholarship for 2014 graduate

    20 March 2015

    John Penyas, 2014 St Paul’s Collegiate graduate and University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship recipient, has been awarded a one-year full-fee scholarship to Berkshire Preparatory School in the United States valued at $75,000. Michael Groom, former All White and St Paul’s Collegiate 1st XI football coach, says Berkshire has… Read more

    Top football scholarship for 2014 graduate
  • Vettori the glue to NZ’s potent attack

    13 March 2015

    In a team of dynamic talent, a wily veteran might hold the key to New Zealand’s World Cup success, reports Dylan Cleaver. Brendon McCullum is becoming one of New Zealand sport’s iconic leaders; Tim Southee and Trent Boult are a new-ball partnership for the ages; Kane Williamson is on a fast track to becoming the country’s greatest… Read more

    Vettori the glue to NZ’s potent attack
  • French searches for that elusive half-second

    6 March 2015

    Cameron French is searching for half a second. It doesn't seem like much time but in the world of 400m hurdles, such splits are tough to whittle off your personal best. The 22-year-old is the leading Kiwi in the discipline this summer after his career-best 50.04s in Auckland last month. He will tackle the 400m hurdles today when the New… Read more

    French searches for that elusive half-second
  • Kiwi climber relieved to find fallen mate alive

    27 January 2015

    In temperatures of -20 degrees Celsius, exhausted and dragging his injured friend to safety high up a Himalayan mountain, there was never any question in Ben Dare’s mind of leaving his mate behind. The 29-year-old Queenstown structural engineer and his still-recovering climbing buddy, Scott Scheele, 24, arrived back in New Zealand… Read more

    Kiwi climber relieved to find fallen mate alive
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