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Otago Boys' High School Hostel Redevelopment Fund

by Des Smith

Stock Drive - The Stock Drive initiative came about following discussions with some Old Boys including Roger Landels, Brent Taylor and Brett Burgess.

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Making his name in the UK

by Sam Madden

My name is Sam Madden and I have just taken up the position of Choral Scholar for Peterborough Cathedral in the United Kingdom.

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Professor Tom Higham with nephews Louis and Charles Holt

Professor Higham Inspires Students

by Pru Casey

This week students were treated to a visit from Professor Tom Higham of Oxford University.

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Old Boy Ben Watts named in the Black Sox

by Otago Daily Times

Former Otago pitcher Ben Watts has been named in the Black Sox

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Playing the Game of Life - address given by Sir Lloyd Geering.

by Sir Lloyd Geering

As part of the remembrance series, we take a look back at Sir Lloyd Geering's address given at the 150th reunion.

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Old Boy Nick Kohey making his name in Darts

by Jessica Wilson - The Star

Nick Kohey is "stoked" he will be taking aim across the Ditch after being picked for the New Zealand youth darts team. The 24 year old Dunedin player is the sole Otago rep in the team which will compete in Australia in October.

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Chairman's Review

by Brent Nicholson

The 2018 financial year has involved many discussions of what the Foundation represents and how they are to co-exist with the OBHS Old Boys' Society.

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2018 OBHS Humanities trip to Europe

OBHS 2018 European Tour

by Joshua Lewis

On Saturday the 7th of July, 28 Year 12 and 13 students embarked on what was described as “the trip of a lifetime” along with Mr Tagg, Ms Moore and Mr Hanson.

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2018 OBHS Class Act recipients

Class Act 2018


Congratulations to Nathan Hill and Sean Woo, the OBHS 2018 Class Act recipients.

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Opportunity knocks for Old Boy Benoit Hayman

by Otago Daily Times

A quick switch from backpacking to basketball has proven successful for Benoit Hayman.

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Reminiscing with Old Boy Brent Nicholson

by Paul Twemlow

The OBHS Foundation Chairperson recalls his memories of Otago Boys and Hostel life.

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Remembering the old school days - Brigadier Brian McMahon

by Brian McMahon

I was very fortunate that an accident of birth had me born in Dunedin in 1929 in Nurse Ross’s maternity home on the corner of Elm Row & Arthur Street, just 300-meters from the OBHS memorial gate.

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OBHS v WBHS Interschool

OBHS v WBHS Winter Interschool Results


The annual winter interschool between Otago Boys' High School and Waitaki Boys' High School was held in Oamaru on Wednesday 25 July.

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2018 Kanga Cup Champions 

Football Champions

by Mike McGarry

The team of 15 boys and 4 staff departed from Dunedin on Thursday 5th July for the Kanga Cup tournament in Canberra Australia.

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Kelvin Weston Wins NZGSE Scholarship to Germany

by Elaine Kelly and Kelvin Weston

Back in July, Kelvin Weston was one of 65 New Zealand students interviewed by the National Adviser in German from the Goethe Institut.

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A Foundation for life

by Dr Geoffrey Davies

More than 13,000 miles, and more years than I would care to specify, divides me from my happy and constructive time as a pupil of Otago Boys' High School in Dunedin

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Cheap Fuel with OBHS Foundation Fuel Card

by OBHS Foundation

Now is the time to think about this great offer. With fuel prices high, why not sign up for a fuel card that offers you discount and supports OBHS.

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World Challenge Thailand and Cambodia 2018

2018 World Challenge

by Clarke Telfer

On the 1st of July, 8 Otago Boys’ students set out on a very long awaited and anticipated trip.

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Hunter Walker - NZ Curling Representative


Congratulations to Year 12 student Hunter Walker who has been named in the New Zealand Under 21 Curling team.

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North Canterbury News - Winter Get-together

by Alan Alty

Tues, 3 July saw close to 100 OBHS students arrive, en masse, for fun and games against one of our oldest and certainly largest traditional rival, CBHS. Having slaughtered all but two of their teams in Dunedin, we were expecting "retribution" . . . well, they did sustain some

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OBHS Book 'Above the City'

by OBHS Foundation

This book is available for purchase from the school office for $50.

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OBHS Umbrellas

by OBHS Parents Association

Perfect for sport sideline or as a gift for current or OBHS old boys.

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Moving on but still in the game.

by Otago Daily Times

Black Caps coach Mike Hesson finished his six-year stint with the national side yesterday. But before he packed away his almanacks, notes and pencils, he caught up with cricket writer Adrian Seconi to discuss his future plans.

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Wales hovers for Michael Collins, but not before seeing through Blues challenge

by Mark Hinton - Stuff

Michael Collins is not ready to bail on the Blues yet, even if that Welsh ancestry he possesses seems set to produce his most likely route to international rugby.

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Balancing Acts - Reflections of a New Zealand Diplomat

by Dunmore Publishing

Old Boy Gerald McGhie gives a fascinating and insightful account of some of the highlights of almost 40 years as a New Zealand diplomat

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by Melissa Rodgers

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