Glasses were raised to toast the Historic Place Category 1 status awarded to College House by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga in July.

We had the great pleasure of bringing together members, and their descendants, of the original College House campus build at a celebration dinner in late August.

Attending were architects Sir Miles Warren, Maurice Mahoney and his wife Margaret from Warren and Mahoney; Lyndsey Hadlee, a daughter of the late Chas Luney – the building contractor, and her husband Barry; Mary Collie-Holmes with husband Chris, and Charlotte Woods with Sydney Woods, both daughters of the late structural engineer Lyall Holmes (1940-43; Board 1957-1970).  The Woods were accompanied by their daughter, and alumna, Lisa (2002) and her husband Stuart Oliver (1994). Our current architect Alec Bruce (Wilkie + Bruce) and his wife Deborah Watson completed the guest list.

Chairman Anna Wilkes and BM hosted the dinner and spoke of the enduring value of the design and construction to students who have lived and studied within the white walls.

Charlotte Woods, Maurice Mahoney, Miles Warren ,Lyndsey Hadlee, Mary Collie Holmes

L-R: Charlotte Woods, Maurice Mahoney, Sir Miles Warren, Lindsay Hadlee and Mary Collie-Holmes




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