Westley Gough – an inaugural inductee into the College Hall of Honour. Westley has been a very successful cyclist nationally and internationally.

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​​​​​​​(CHB College 1979 -1981) Service to Softball• International Softballer playing over 200 games for New Zealand 1983-2002 (White Sox infielder.)

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Catherine Quinn is one of New Zealand’s leading lawyers and female business leaders. She’s recognised nationally and internationally for her work and is ranked in all the leading international legal directories as one of New Zealand’s leading lawyers.

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Knight Commander of the NZ Order of Merit 2015 – for services as a member of parliament and to Māori.

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Senior Constable. Thirty three years’ service in the New Zealand Police including 23 years in the Armed Offenders Squad.

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Chris Seed is the current New Zealand High Commissioner in Australia and is one of six inaugural inductees into the College Hall of Honour.

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Professor Peter Watts  QC

(CHB College 1971-76)

Services to Law

  • LLB (Hons) Canterbury University, LLM University of Cambridge, FRSNZ
  • World authority on the Law of Authority and Company and Commercial Law
  • Professor of Law at Auckland University
  • Queen’s Counsel (2013)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (2014)
  • Leverhulme Visiting Professor to the United Kingdom (2016)
  • Senior Research Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford (2017)

Kathleen Fletcher  QSM

(CHB College Staff 1974 -2001)

Services to Education

  • Teacher in Charge Chemistry 1978 – 1990, Head of Science Department 1990 – 2001
  • Introduced the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and Life Saving to CHB College
  • 2010 made of Life Member of the Royal Lifesaving Society
  • 1994 took the New Zealand Chemistry team to the Olympiad Team Project in Norway
  • 1996 received the NZ Institute of Chemistry Education Award
  • 1998 received the National Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 1998 made a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry
  • 2018 Queens Service Medal

Emma Jensen

(CHB College 1991 -1995)

Services to Rugby Union

  • New Zealand Women’s Rugby Representative 2002 – 2016 (49 Tests)
  • Women’s World Rugby Champion 2002, 2006 and 2010
  • Over 100 National Provincial rugby games for Waikato 1996 – 2003 and Auckland 2004 – 2017
  • Central District Cricket Representative
  • New Zealand under 18 and 21 hockey representative

Dr Sandra Cooper

(CHB College 1983 -1987)

Service to Medicine

  • Otago University – First Class Honours in Biochemistry
  • University College (London) PHD and postdoctoral training in Neurosicence
  • 2012 Associate Professor at the University of Sydney
  • 2015 Deputy Head of the Institute of Neurosicence and Muscle Research at the University of Sydney
  • A world leaders in membrane repair, her work identifies defective genes and provides effective therapies for rare disorders that current medicine does not assist

Ken Taylor

(CHB College 1971 -1974)

Services to Rugby Union - All Black #819

· 1975 North Island Under 18

· 1978 New Zealand Colts Under 21

· 1979/80 New Zealand Juniors Under 23

· 1980 All Blacks

· Hawke’s Bay Senior Representative (65 Games / 25 tries)


(CHB College 1980 -1984)

For over 25 years Daryl has played a major role in saving from extinction the endemic flightless kākāpō, which is ranked nationally as critically endangered. The kākāpō is the largest of all parrots and used to be found all over New Zealand.  Due to ecological changes the loss of habitat and introduced predators, the number of kākāpō was only 51 in 1995 it now stands at 206. Daryl’s contribution to the recovery of the kākāpō has been significant and he has been recognised nationally for his work, most notably in the book “Kākāpō – Rescued from the Brink of Extinction”. His outstanding work has also been recognised by his peers worldwide who work in the threatened species recovery field, where he is considered a “conservation champion”.  

We are proud that one of our former students has followed his passion and contributed so tirelessly towards the conservation of one of our rarest national birds. Daryl says “Management of kākāpō has come with huge challenges, but the work, which involves a lot of science and technical management is ever-changing, exciting, and immensely satisfying. Particularly seeing hand-reared birds, many of which were critically ill, returned to the wild, adapting behaviourally and socially and going on to raise their own chicks.”