Old Boys' Achievements 2019

ACADEMIC

Two young Kiwi businessmen are revelling in the "surreal" honour of being named among the world's "brashest entrepreneurs".

Jake Millar and Yuuki Ogino, both 23, have made the list for Forbes Magazine's "30 under 30" in education for Unfiltered – a global web platform that has provided more than 400 interviews with top business founders, chief executives and innovators since November 2015. 

The pair met in their year 11 maths class at Christchurch Boys' High School. "It was alphabetical, based on our surnames we were seated next to each other. Our paths probably wouldn't have crossed if that hadn't happened," Millar said. At age 19, he pulled Ogino in as a "contractor" for his first business – a motivational app called Oompher. The pair sold the platform to Careers New Zealand for an undisclosed six-figure sum in 2015, travelling to the US to create Unfiltered six months later.

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CULTURE

 

SERVICES

New Years Honours

Edmund Bohan, MNZM - Member of the Order for his services to Music, Historical Research and Literature
Simon Mortlock, MNZM - Member of the Order for his services to the Community and Education

 

SPORTING

Andrew Ellis has been selected to play beach handball for New Zealand in Adelaide in the Oceania Section to qualify for the Worlds in San Diego in October this year (February)

Jake Bailey defies all odds  - three years ago, doctors told cancer survivor Jake Bailey he might never walk again unassisted this year competed in the two day Coast to Coast click here to read more

Mike PhillipsChristchurch triathlete stunned a star-studded field to win the Ironman New Zealand race in Taupo on Saturday click here to read more