Collegians news – 111 stories

  • Ido Drent’s Offspring romance

    26 January 2015

    Was Kiwi actor Ido Drent nervous about playing counsellor Lawrence Pethbridge in quirky Aussie drama Offspring? "Nervous? Absolutely. Intimidated? Hell, yeah," says the former Shortland Street star about the prospect of working with the highly regarded Asher Keddie and Kat Stewart, who play the show’s Proudman sisters, Nina and Billie… Read more

    Ido Drent’s Offspring romance
  • Kiwi leads double arm transplant op

    6 December 2014

    US quadruple amputee gets two new limbs in nine-hour procedure. It took months of planning, a nine-hour surgery and a team of 35 clinicians. But by the end, they had completed a ground-breaking double arm transplant on a quadruple amputee. And the man who led the team at a Boston hospital was a 38-year-old Kiwi surgeon from Hamilton. Dr… Read more

    Kiwi leads double arm transplant op
  • Grateful Boston man shows off his double arm transplant

    28 November 2014

    A 40-year-old quad amputee was all thank yous at a news conference Tuesday at a Boston-area hospital as he showed off his two new arm transplants. Will Lautzenheiser sat next to the doctors from Brigham and Women’s Hospital who spent almost nine hours in surgery with him last month. "To have come here and to have received this gift is… Read more

    Grateful Boston man shows off his double arm transplant
  • Freshman scored game-winner against UIC

    17 November 2014

    Elliot Collier, Old Collegian and a freshman on the Loyola University Chicago men’s soccer team, has been named Offensive Player of the Week by the Missouri Valley Conference. Collier is the second Rambler to receive the weekly honor from the Valley this season, joining teammate Ryan Howe. Collier capped off a furious comeback for the… Read more

    Freshman scored game-winner against UIC
  • Wood to captain All Whites

    14 November 2014

    Leicester City striker Chris Wood will become one of the youngest players to captain the All Whites, named on Thursday to lead the team in their international against China on Saturday. In the absence of the injured Winston Reid for the two games against China and Thailand, Hudson gives the armband to the 22-year-old saying he is keen to… Read more

    Wood to captain All Whites
  • From diagnosis to remission, a story of prostate cancer

    1 November 2014

    Being diagnosed with cancer at any age is a shock. So, being told I had prostate cancer 14 years ago at the age of 55 was a huge wake-up call because I had no symptoms whatsoever and considered myself reasonably fit. It started with a routine medical check by my GP. The check-up showed my levels of PSA, found in a blood test to determine… Read more

    From diagnosis to remission, a story of prostate cancer
  • Heart to heart

    1 November 2014

    As a football fanatic, Dylan Groom Hall 2006-2010 had never followed rugby. That all changed when he met one of the Chiefs’ top players. “I’ve got to meet this guy” was Dylan Groom’s reaction when told he and Chiefs back Robbie Fruean had both had recent major heart surgery. An introduction at the Chiefs training gym was arranged and the… Read more

    Heart to heart
  • Top Surgeon in USA

    1 November 2014

    Aged just 38, Simon Talbot Hamilton 1990-1994 is a Harvard graduate and leading Plastic Surgeon in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr Simon Talbot’s skills as a plastic surgeon are in great demand, largely due to the United States involvement in recent world conflicts. “We have an unfortunate number of wounded warriors who returned from the Middle… Read more

    Top Surgeon in USA
  • Architecture students work on real life projects

    1 November 2014

    Third and fourth year students from the Unitec School of Architecture in Auckland are thrown into the real world of architecture for a complete academic year thanks to the Studio 19 programme. Studio 19 is run by Old Collegian David Strachan School and Hamilton 1967-1971 through his firm, Strachan Group Architects. The programme draws… Read more

    Architecture students work on real life projects
  • Printmaker preparing for exhibition

    1 November 2014

    After a break from printmaking, famous Kiwi artist Rodney Fumpston Williams 1960-1964 is working on a new series of print work which will be exhibited within the next few years. “I had a break from work after leaving Elam School of Fine Arts where I was a lecturer. I ran away from it all and I now spend my time between Fiji and Hamilton,”… Read more

    Printmaker preparing for exhibition
  • New Zealand poet releases eight collection

    1 November 2014

    Bob Orr Williams 1963 – 1967, one of New Zealand’s greatest poets and a boatman working on Waitemata Harbour, has published his eighth poetry collection, Odysseus in Woolloomooloo. The collection is made up of metaphorical lyrics that take you on a journey, gifting you with a vivid picture of the person or place Orr is writing about. His… Read more

    New Zealand poet releases eight collection
  • Kiwi in the driving seat at GM

    8 October 2014

    A Kiwi businessman is spearheading the turnaround at American automobile giant General Motors, which is trying to overcome financial problems to become the "world’s most valued car company". Former New Zealand investment banker Dan Ammann took over the role of president of GM in January, at the same time Mary Barra became the company’s… Read more

    Kiwi in the driving seat at GM
  • From Kiwi cows to GM cars

    8 October 2014

    A traditional feature of media days preceding every major international motor show is a quick-fire series of new vehicle reveals that take place at the astonishing pace of about one every 15 minutes. This was the scene at the opening media day at the Paris Motor Show last week. At 2.30pm, it was the turn of Opel, the German subsidiary of… Read more

    From Kiwi cows to GM cars
  • Willie Wonker spirit raises money

    1 May 2014

    The eagerness to find 100 oversized Easter eggs during a nationwide hunt, which formed part of the Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt for Starship Children’s Hospital, was somewhat reminiscent of the urgency to find golden tickets to Willie Wonker’s chocolate factory. Social media pages went frantic during the month-long event as adults and… Read more

    Willie Wonker spirit raises money
  • Toomey comes up trumps at hastings

    23 March 2014

    Waikato amateur Luke Toomey delivered on his long heralded potential today when he won the New Zealand Stroke Play Championship at the Hastings Golf Club. The New Zealand rep, who began in a share of the lead with Auckland amateurs Tae Koh and Sam An at 10-under par, shot a tumultuous three-under par 69 in the fine conditions to secure… Read more

    Toomey comes up trumps at hastings
  • Old Collegians' kicking goals as football careers take off

    11 March 2014

    A number of St Paul’s graduates are taking big strides with their football careers, having been chosen for various academies, scholarships and teams for the 2013/14 season. Scott Hilliar Clark 2012 and Daniel Goodwin Fitchett 2013 have been selected for the Waikato University Football Academy. The academy allows students to train… Read more

    Old Collegians' kicking goals as football careers take off
  • Voyages round his kitchen table

    5 March 2014

    Bob Orr calls me – twice – with afterthoughts. "I'm not very good at interviews," he explains, and his tone is apologetic, as though he’s let me down. But he’s just thought of something that he wishes he'd said when we spoke: "Poetry is where language goes to reinvigorate itself and that’s what keeps inspiring me.". No apology is… Read more

    Voyages round his kitchen table
  • on trend

    18 December 2013

    Year 13 students Ezekiel Crawford and Josh Barkle are now business partners, selling a range of T-shirts with hand-drawn prints at affordable prices under the label Theism Co. 1.How did your label come about? Crawford: It was a spontaneous decision overnight where Josh saw a potential in my designs to be on more than just paper. Barkle:… Read more

    on trend
  • Chris Wood nets bizarre goal for Leicester

    5 November 2013

    All Whites striker Chris Wood netted his second goal in four days in bizarre circumstances this morning. The former Waikato youth star scored for his Championship side Leicester City against Watford when an attempted clearance from Watford goalkeeper Manuel Almunia struck Wood flush in the face and rebounded into the empty net. That 10th… Read more

    Chris Wood nets bizarre goal for Leicester
  • Vettori returns from injury to provide Star turn

    21 October 2013

    Daniel Vettori exceeded his own expectations in his comeback from injury on Saturday and is set to take the field for Star University again this weekend. The veteran Black Caps all-rounder turned out in Hamilton club cricket’s Hec Holland Plate one-day competition, in his first game back after a long stint on the sidelines. The… Read more

    Vettori returns from injury to provide Star turn
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