Kimberley Eccles and Christopher Isaac Barry, both former Veritas students, got engaged on 10 November 2017.

Hayley Drown (former EU leader and Veritas member) and Selwyn Fraser got engaged on 13 October 2017.

Jerome de Vries, former Veritas leader, got engaged to Nikki Hooft on 3 November 2017.


Sarah Worboys (TSCF Tauranga) married Max Tuinanuya (from Fiji) on 3 December 2017. After a year-long battle for a visa, Max arrived the day before the wedding. They are grateful for all the prayers, and now live in Fiji.

Pete Brown and Hannah Bamford (both TSCF Minty 2016 and former Canterbury CU) married 4 November 2017.

Timothy Gray and Emma Neilson, both former EU leaders, married in Auckland on 20 January.


Hanli Liu, Auckland associate staff, and his wife Sarah welcomed their first child, Amelia En Yu, on 12 December 2017.

Sadie Ruth McLaren was born in Invercargill on 25 January to Matthew and Kate, both former LUCF members.


Lincoln University awarded “Outstanding Contribution to Campus Life” to Lincoln CF in 2017. This is not the first time that the university has recognised CF for the way its members serve other students, notably cleaning up after the annual Garden Party and helping sober up and care for drunken students.