King's Courier - Autumn 2024
Friday, 7 June 2024

Exciting News! Our Autumn edition of the King’s Courier magazine has just landed! ��

In our Autumn magazine, we celebrate...
Mr John Taylor
Monday, 15 April 2024
It is with great sadness that the KCOCA acknowledge the passing of John Taylor, former Headmaster of King’s College (1988-2002).

John was...
Mr John Bean JP
Sunday, 28 January 2024

We are saddened to announce the death of long serving teacher and highly respected King’s College staff member Mr John Alfred Edward Bean JP....
Old Collegian of the Moment - Summer King's Courier 2023
Wednesday, 20 December 2023

Our ‘Old Collegian of the Moment’ for the summer King’s Courier 2023 is Maryann Panoho (Middlemore 2015-16).
During her time...
President's Dinner November 2023
Thursday, 30 November 2023

On the 23 November the KCOCA held a very special event. Past presidents of the KCOCA were invited to attend the inaugural President’s Dinner...
KCOCA Spring Business Breakfast October 2023
Friday, 27 October 2023

On 25 October, we hosted another instalment of our KCOCA Business Breakfast Speaker Series at the Northern Club. This time around we were lucky to...
ROCtober 2023
Monday, 23 October 2023

Our ROCtober 2023 gatherings were held in Auckland, Canterbury and Otago during the month of October this year. Recent Old Collegians (5 years or...
Gisborne Regional Event October 2023
Monday, 16 October 2023

In early October we travelled to Gisborne to host our annual Gisborne Regional Event.

On Thursday evening members from the local King's...
Floreat Semper Spring Luncheon - September 2023
Friday, 29 September 2023

On Tuesday 19 September, 2023 the Floreat Semper Fellowship held their Spring Luncheon. These luncheons present the Floreat Semper community a wonderful...
The Winter issue of the King's Courier - September 2023
Wednesday, 20 September 2023

The KCOCA along with King's College are delighted to bring you the winter issue of the King's Courier. As well as being available online,...
KCOCA Reunion Weekend June 2023
Sunday, 25 June 2023
This year the KCOCA Reunion Weekend was held on the weekend of the 9-11 June.

Over the course of the weekend the KCOCA welcomed the Old Collegian...
In Memoriam - Mr Peter Webster Wilson, ONZM (1938-2023).
Thursday, 25 May 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear friend and Old Collegian, Mr Peter Webster Wilson, ONZM (1938-2023).

KCOCA Autumn Business Breakfast - April 26 - 2023
Monday, 1 May 2023

With 2023 being an election year, the Autumn Business Breakfast had a political theme and was hosted by two of our KCOCA young guns, Eve McCallum (Middlemore,...
ANZAC Day - April 25 - 2023
Friday, 28 April 2023

On the 25 April, the King’s College community gathered to commemorate Anzac Day 2023 and remember the 220 Old Collegians and staff who served...
Autumn Floreat Semper Lucheon
Friday, 31 March 2023

Floreat Semper Autumn Luncheon March 2023

The 2023 Autumn Floreat Semper Luncheon and AGM were held earlier this year on March 15. As part of...
Richard Hoskin (Parnell, 1967 -70) - OC of the Month - February 2023
Monday, 27 March 2023

Our Old Collegian of the Month for February 2023 is Richard Hoskin ONZM (Parnell, 1967-1970).

At the 2022 Queens New Years Honours, Richard...
Northland Regional Event - March 2023
Sunday, 26 March 2023

In March, we headed north to Whangarei and Dargaville to take part in the Northland Field Days show as well as host our KCOCA Northland Regional Event...
Fin Ross (Greenbank, 2013-16) - OC of the Month - December 2022
Thursday, 22 December 2022

Our ‘OC of the Month’ for December is Finn Ross (Greenbank, 2013-16), a 22 year old PhD candidate currently studying at Deakin University...
Eve McCallum ( Middlemore, 2016-17) - OC of the Month November 2022
Thursday, 22 December 2022

Our November OC of the Month is Eve McCallum (Middlemore,2016-17), a 22-year-old 5th year Law and BA (Communications and Politics) student at the University...
Graduation Dinner November 2022
Thursday, 1 December 2022

On Saturday 26 November, the King's community gathered together to celebrate the King's College graduating Class of 2022 at the annual King...
Andrew Coster (Major, 1989/93) - OC of the Month - October 2022
Monday, 7 November 2022

Our October OC of the Month is Police Commissioner, Andrew Coster (Major, 1989/93).
Commissioner Coster has an impressive police career that spans...
KCOCA Spring Business Networking Breakfast - October 2022
Monday, 31 October 2022

The KCOCA were delighted to host the KCOCA Spring Business Networking Breakfast last month and were very fortunate to have Old Collegian Sophie Moloney(Middlemore,1991-92)...
King's vs Grammar Old Rivals Golf Day - Oct 20, 2022.
Thursday, 20 October 2022

On Thursday 20 October the King's vs Grammar Old Rivals golf match was held at Pakuranga Golf Club. It has been two years since the last match...
KCOCA Regional Event - Gisborne Oct 2022.
Monday, 17 October 2022

The KCOCA were very happy to return to the Gisborne region this October, alongside the team from King's College, where we had a great few days...
Memorial for Peter Jackson - October 14 2022
Friday, 14 October 2022

A special memorial service to celebrate the life of Peter Jackson was held at the King's College Memorial Chapel on Friday 14 October 2022.
Hikurangi Jackson (Greenbank, 2004-08) - OC of the Month - September 2022
Friday, 14 October 2022

For our September OC of the Month, we speak with Old Collegian Hikurangi Jackson (Greenbank, 2004 -08).

Hikurangi currently works as a producer...
Honours Tie for Old Collegian - Andrew Coster(Major, 1989-93) - September 21, 2022
Thursday, 22 September 2022

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster(Major, 1989-93) was recently welcomed back to King’s College where he was presented with an Honours Tie from...
Boat naming for Old Collegian and Gold Medalist - Daniel Williamson(Averill, 2016-17) - August 2022
Monday, 22 August 2022

The King’s College Rowing community came together on Sunday 21st August to celebrate the fantastic rowing achievements of old collegian Daniel...
Tyler Lench (Taylor, 2014 -15) - OC of the Month – August 2022
Monday, 1 August 2022

Our August OC of the Month is Tyler Lench (Taylor, 2014 -15). Tyler recently represented NZ in Hockey playing for the NZ Vantage Blacksticks in...
Old Rivals Touch Rugby Game - London June 2022
Tuesday, 5 July 2022

In addition to the celebrations in Auckland we were happy to collaborate with Auckland Grammar for the recent Rugby in The Park for all our London-based...
KCOCA Reunion Weekend - Celebrating 100 years at Ōtāhuhu
Thursday, 30 June 2022

Our big KCOCA event for autumn was the KCOCA Reunion Weekend on 17, 18 and 19 of June. This included our KCOCA Centennial cocktail party on the Friday...
Luca Walton (School/Marsden, 2013-17) - OC of the Month June 2022
Monday, 27 June 2022

In June we spoke with Old Collegian Luca Walton (School/Marsden, 2013-17) who was recently commissioned by Auckland Council to put on a large scale...
Malindi McLean (Taylor 2005-06) - OC of the Month - May 2022
Tuesday, 31 May 2022

For our May 2022 ‘OC of the Month’ we reconnected with Old Collegian Malindi MacLean (Taylor, 2005-06) to hear about her role as CEO for...
KCOCA 122nd AGM - May 2022
Friday, 20 May 2022

On May 17, the KCOCA community came together for their annual general meeting.

The meeting was held in the Winter Garden at The Northern Club...
Geoff Bibby(Parnell 1935-38). OC of the Month - April 2022
Thursday, 28 April 2022

Our April Old Collegian of the Month is Geoff Bibby (Parnell, 1935-38). Geoff is a retired teacher and a veteran of World War II where he served in...
ANZAC Day Memorial Service - April 2022
Thursday, 28 April 2022

This year, as New Zealand deals with the Omicron outbreak, the difficult decision was made that we were unfortunately not in a position to hold...
Kate Gatfield - Jeffries (Middlemore, 2015/16). OC of the Month - March 2022.
Tuesday, 5 April 2022

For our March OC of the Month we speak with Kate Gatfield - Jeffries (Middlemore 2015-16)

Kate was head of Middlemore house in 2016 and after...
Ryan Fox (Peart 2003/04) - OC of the Month February 2022
Monday, 14 March 2022

Our Old Collegian of the Month for February is Ryan Fox (Peart 2003/04). Ryan is a professional golfer who plays on the DP World Tour (previously...
PAC - Ground breaking Ceremony - February 2022
Monday, 28 February 2022

Performing Arts and Music has been an important part of the fabric of King’s College for almost it’s entire history. Many Old Collegians...
Digital Archives Portal - February 2022
Friday, 25 February 2022

A big part of celebrating 100 years at Middlemore/Ōtāhuhu is looking back through time and reflecting on the interesting history of King...
Bex Waddell - OC of the Month January 2022
Monday, 31 January 2022

For our January interview we talk to Old Collegian Bex Waddell (Middlemore 1986/87) about her memories of King’s, at a time when girls were...
New Pages on our KCOCA website - January 2022
Monday, 17 January 2022

In preparation of the College marking the milestone of 100 Years at Middlemore/ Ōtāhuhu we have launched available three new pages onto...
Dr Brett Graham (Major 1980 - 83) OC of the Month - September 2021
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Dr Brett Graham (Major 1980 -1983)

Photo credit: Brett Graham, Govett Brewster Art Gallery. 'O'Pioneer' Sculpture, Tai Moana Tai Tangata...
A message from the Headmaster - September 2021
Friday, 3 September 2021

Dear members of the King’s College community,

I take this opportunity to update you of the circumstances relating to King’s College...
Rob Waddell ( School 1988 - 92) OC of the Month - August 2021
Friday, 27 August 2021

Rob Waddell

This month we speak with Old Collegian Rob Waddell (School 1988 -1992) who recently returned from the 2021 Tokyo Olympics where...
60 Year On Reunion - August 2021
Saturday, 21 August 2021

On Saturday the 7th of August we welcomed back to the College two peer years, 1964 and 1965 to celebrate their 60 Year on Reunion.

These were...
Honours Ties for Old Collegian Samantha Holdsworth (Middlemore 1993/94)
Monday, 16 August 2021
This August we were to delighted to see Samantha Holdsworth (Middlemore 1993/94) receive an Honors Tie from the College for her work and research in the...
Neil Woodhams(School, 1959 - 63) OC of the Month - July 2021
Thursday, 22 July 2021

Our OC of the Month for July 2021 is Neil Woodhams (School, 1959-63) who was recently named in the June 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List...
20 Year On Reunion - July 2021
Monday, 5 July 2021

On Friday 2nd July 2021 the KCOCA welcomed back to the College the Peer Year groups of 2003, 2004 and 2005 to celebrate their 20 Year on Reunion.
Introducing our new KCOCA President - June 2021
Monday, 28 June 2021

On the 23rd of June the KCOCA held its 121st AGM. Matt Willis(Averill 1987 -91) was elected as the new KCOCA President as Dr Julyan Lawry(Middlemore...
2021 50 Year on Reunion - 1974 & 1975
Thursday, 17 June 2021

On Saturday 12th June, a bright and sunny winters day, we welcomed back to the College the graduating classes of 1974 and 1975 to celebrate their 50...
Wellington Rocs - May 2021
Monday, 10 May 2021

On Saturday 8th May, Nicola Davies, Executive Officer for the KCOCA met up with our Wellington ROCs on the sidelines of the Scots College rugby field...
Honours Tie for Tim Macindoe (Parnell, 1974 - 78) - May 2021
Friday, 7 May 2021

The KCOCA are delighted to congratulate Old Collegian Tim Macindoe (Parnell, 1974 - 78) on being the recipient of a King's College Honours Tie...
ANZAC Day Memorial Service April 2021
Friday, 30 April 2021

On Sunday 25th April 2021 we held our annual ANZAC Day Memorial Service at King's College in order to commemorate Old Collegians, staff members...
Dunedin ROCs - April 2021
Tuesday, 20 April 2021

The KCOCA recently visited Dunedin in order to reconnect with our Recent Old Collegians in the Otago region and host the Dunedin ROCs.

The afternoon...
40 Years of Girls Chapel Service and Ruby Cocktail Party - April 2021
Thursday, 15 April 2021

The KCOCA and King's College were delighted, after all the delays due to Covid, to finally celebrate 40 Years of Girls attending King's College...
KCOCA President's Party - March 2021
Friday, 26 March 2021

On Thursday 25th March the annual Headmasters Garden Party went ahead after being rescheduled due to an earlier Auckland Covid lockdown.

Stephanie Tan(Taylor, 2014 -15) - OC of the Month March 2021
Friday, 12 March 2021

Our OC of the Month for March 2021 is Stephanie Tan(Taylor, 2014-15).

During a break in her University studies in America, due to the Covid...
Opening of Hylton Le Grice Cricket Nets - February 2021
Saturday, 20 February 2021

Our Old Collegian Cricket team led by James Marshall were very happy to attend and take part in the recent opening ceremony for the Hylton le Grice...
Recent Old Collegian - Billy Frazer February 2021
Friday, 19 February 2021

The KCOCA are excited to introduce you to one of our very recent King’s Collegians who is about to embark on an exciting journey in his chosen...
Canice McElroy (Middlemore, 2015 -16) OC of the Month February 2021
Monday, 8 February 2021

Our OC of the Month for February is Canice McElroy(Middlemore, 2015 -16).

Canice is about to begin Medical studies here in Auckland and...
David Ellis(Averill, 1967 -70) - OC of the Month January 2021
Monday, 11 January 2021
We are both delighted and honoured that David Ellis CNZM (Averill, 1967 - 70) has agreed to be our first interviewee for our new KCOCA Interview feature...
King's College Graduation Dinner - December 2020
Monday, 7 December 2020

On Saturday December 5th we gathered together to celebrate the Class of 2020 at the annual King’s College Graduation Dinner.

In a year...
Parnell House Ceremony - November 2020
Tuesday, 1 December 2020

On Sunday 29th November, a very special ceremony took place at the Parnell Boarding House here at King's College.

The current Parnell...
Onosai Auva'a(Peart 1998 - 2002) is Ordained
Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Congratulations to Onosai Auva'a(Peart 1998 - 2002), currently our King's College Assistant Chaplain, who was Ordained over the weekend in...
Natasha Eady (Taylor 2015 - 16) enters NZ fastest list
Friday, 27 November 2020

Earlier this month Natasha Eady (Taylor 2015 - 16) smashed her own Personal Best for 200m by nearly half a second to record a time of 23.56s which...
Helen Saunders Memorial - August 2020
Monday, 17 August 2020

On Sunday the 2nd of August a memorial service to honour and celebrate the life of Helen Saunders was held at the King's College Memorial Chapel....
120th KCOCA AGM - August 2020
Wednesday, 5 August 2020
6.00PM, WEDNESDAY, 5th AUGUST 2020

Queen's Birthday Honour for David Ellis
Tuesday, 2 June 2020
We are delighted to announce that Old Collegian David Ellis(Averill.1967/70) has been recognised in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours List and has...
Helen Saunders
Monday, 4 May 2020
It is with much sadness that we advise you of the passing of Helen Saunders (104 years old) in Auckland.

Lin(LCM Saunders) and his young wife,...
Ian Kirkpatrick named as Patron of NZ Rugby.
Friday, 1 May 2020

All Blacks legend and Old Collegian Ian Kirkpatrick MBE (Selwyn, 1960-64) has been elected as Patron of NZ Rugby Union at the recent 128th NZ Rugby...
Special Online ANZAC Day Service 2020
Friday, 24 April 2020

As a valued member of the King's College community, we invite you to tune in to our special online Anzac Day Service this Saturday morning...
Andrew Coster (Major 1989 - 93) takes on new role as NZ Commissioner of Police. April 2020
Friday, 17 April 2020

We acknowledge the dedicated and passionate community work of Andrew Coster (Major 1989 - 93) and congratulate him on his recent appointment to NZ...
COVID9 Updates
Thursday, 9 April 2020
Due to the social and travel restrictions that have been put in place with Covid19 and also with the school currently closed, many of our events have had...
40 Years Of Girls Gala Ball Postponed
Thursday, 19 March 2020
On behalf of the King's College, and the KCOCA, we are very sorry to announce that Jewel In the Crown - Gala Ball planned for the evening of the 2nd...
Read the latest Courier online now!
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
The latest issue of the Courier is out - click here...
Notice of 119th Annual General Meeting 21 June 2019
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 119th Annual General Meeting of the King’s College Old Collegians’...
Be part of the King's College Cricket Club!
Thursday, 28 February 2019
The KCOCA is proud to support the King's College Cricket Club. A message from the Committee:

King's College has always been a leading...
Letters from Old Collegian in World War I published
Friday, 26 October 2018
The 26th of October marks the hundredth anniversary of the death of Old Collegian John Canning Dove (Remuera, 1910-16). John greatly enjoyed his time at...
Old Collegian News: Peter Wilson wins EducatePlus Volunteer of the Year
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
The KCOCA pays tribute to Old Collegian Peter Wilson ONZM (School, 1952-56) for winning the EducatePlus Volunteer Leadership Award...
New edition of King's Courier now available online
Monday, 16 April 2018
Old Collegians can now view the latest Autumn issue in digital mobile format from a cellphone, tablet or desktop computer.

There are great stories...
Old Collegian and Great War soldier Captain HJI Walker to be buried in Belgium
Tuesday, 11 April 2018
In 2016, following excavations of a Western Front battlefield in Belgium, archaeologists discovered the remains of Old Collegian and World War One soldier...
Notice of KCOCA 118th Annual General Meeting
Thursday, 22 March 2018
Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 118th Annual General Meeting of the King’s College Old Collegians’...
Old Collegian News: Mark Chapman makes cricketing debut for New Zealand
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Old Collegian Mark Chapman (School, 2008-12, Head Boy) has been called up to the Black Caps T20 team. Mark has had a brilliant season with the Auckland...
Top rugby coaching trio appointed for King's 1st XV
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
A new dedicated King’s College First XV Rugby coaching team will bring a fresh approach to this year’s First XV team as they prepare for the...
Old Collegian News: Coach of the Year Encore at Halbergs
Friday, 9 February 2018
This week we offer our congratulations to Old Collegian Gordon Walker (Marsden, 1986-90) on winning Coach of the Year at the Halberg Awards for the second...
Old Collegian News: Life at Harvard Law School
Monday, 5 February 2018
2017 was a significant year for Old Collegian and law grad Andrew Grant (Marsden, 2007-11). A member of the University of Auckland team selected to represent...
Old Collegians well represented in Ford National Hockey League
Monday, 26 September 2017
The 2017 Ford National Hockey League took place at the National Hockey Stadium in Wellington from the 16th to the 24th of September. A record thirteen...
Fond memories shared at Floreat Semper Spring Luncheon
Wednesday, 21 September 2017
Established in 1999, the Floreat Semper is a group for Old Collegians, staff and supporters of King’s College who have attained the age of 70 years....
Football king: Old Collegian All White Stefan Marinovic
Thursday, 23 June 2017
Stefan Marinovic (Selwyn, 2009-13) is one of our best Old Collegian footballers. Currently signed to German club SpVgg Unterhaching, Marinovic is also...
Education Review Office gives King’s glowing review
Tuesday, 17 May 2017
The Education Review Office (ERO) has submitted its final report following a thorough review of King’s College, as one of New Zealand’s independent...
Something to squawk about
Sunday, 15 May 2017
Two Old Collegians are behind a brand new social enterprise that aims to connect and engage New Zealanders in the protection and growth of our native birdlife....
King's College ANZAC Day Address 2017
Sunday, 1 May 2017
The 2017 ANZAC Day address was given by Old Collegian Graeme MacCormick (St John's, 1950-54). Graeme was Head Prefect of the College in 1954 and a...
Remembering Sir Douglas Myers
Sunday, 10 April 2017
King’s College acknowledges the sad passing yesterday of Old Collegian Sir Douglas Myers KNZM CBE (School, 1952-56).

Sir Douglas was an outstanding,...
Sunday, 10 April 2017
The King’s College Old Collegians' Association warmly invites you and your family to attend our ANZAC Day Service at 9.30am on Tuesday 25 April....
King's College welcomes new board members
Thursday, 6 April 2017
King’s College is pleased to welcome three new members to its Board of Governors this year, all of whom are Old Collegians – Shan Wilson (Middlemore,...
New Deputy Head of Pedagogy to drive All-Round Teaching and Learning Educational Philosophy at King’s
Wednesday, 6 April 2017
King’s College is pleased to have appointed Melissa Irving as its Deputy Head – Pedagogy.

This is a newly created role to further the...
Hockey success for several Old Collegians
Thursday, 27 October 2016
Old Collegian Kim Kingstone (Greenbank, 2008-2012) has been named in the Black Sticks New Zealand Hockey team that will take on Australia in a three-match...
King's College vs. Auckland Grammar 1st XV Rugby
Thursday, 27 October 2016
The annual First XV fixture between King's College and Auckland Grammar School takes place on 17 June 2017 at Auckland Grammar. This match will be...
Honours Tie awarded to distinguished conservationist Sir Rob Fenwick
Sunday, 12 September 2016
This week saw the presentation of a College Honours Tie to Sir Rob Fenwick (Marsden/St John’s 1964-68) in the Chapel at the Floreat Semper Spring...
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