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New Life Member of the MCOBA - Mike Newman

Mike Newman of Meaters MarlboroughArticle by Jacob Page - Courtesy of The Blenheim Sun Newspaper

Mike Newman has been making his sausage links stretch to help fundraise for the Marlborough Boys’ College for so long, it was time he got recognised for it. 

The Meaters of Marlborough boss says he is overwhelmed to receive a life membership to the Marlborough Boys’ College Old Boys As- sociation, a place he has been supporting since he left the school in 1977. 

Mike says he left after three years because “back in those days that was all that was needed” and became a butcher at the request of his mother who thought one of her boys needed a trade. “I did it and thought I’d only be here four years – that was the plan but I’ve been here ever since.” Mike says he liked to think of himself as a cog in the fundraising wheel. “I’m very much the guy in the background and I’m sure there are people out there do- ing it who are more deserving than me.

“I spend too much time working here so I don’t have the chance to be out there, but I like to help those people that are out there actively doing it – the ones who are at the games selling the raffels or cooking the sausages. “I don’t feel like the Old Boys’ Association asks for much but they make whatever they get work.”

Head of the Old Boys Association Ross Anderson says Mike’s generosity over many years has helped hundreds of children and young adults are able to afford opportunities and reach their full potential. “Mike may give us $10 worth of sausages for example but we can then turn that into $40 worth of fundraising for a sports team or individual. “While it’s not cash, it’s product that we can make plenty of money from and we really appreciate that.”

Mike says while the prospect of a new combined college site is exciting he loved the main building on the MBC ground.“I think the Association has a key role to play in keeping the history relevant when the move comes.” Ross says Mike’s contributions are not just limited to MBC and his community spirit knows no limits. 

Super Special Old Boys’ Prices for Mudhouse Wines

Mudhouse Wines MCOBA Special Deal


Here is a special discount offer that is available to all Marlborough College Old Boys. Valid to 7 December as close off to allow delivery pre Christmas. Mudhouse Wines is offering a 45% discount to all Marlborough Old Boys members. When orders are complete, Mudhouse will pay us 30% of total sales.

Cases have 6 bottles per case and each case purchased has a courier fee of $7 perHere's how to get this fantastic offer from Mud House:

  • Go to the new Mud House website
  • Select the wines you’d like to buy
  • Select the Buy Wine button
  • At the shop, select the wine, and, add to cart
  • Once you’ve finished shopping, add the CODE (MBC2015) to the checkout to receive the discount


A huge thank you to Mud House for this offer we hope that you all get the chance to take them up on it.


Any enquiries or questions contact: 

Malcolm Adams

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+64 21705971 

Marlborough College Old Boys’ Association Inc.

5 Stephenson St Blenheim, 7240 - NZ
PO Box 436 Blenheim, 7240 - NZ