Where are they now? The ODT takes a look to see what the 2009 recipients of the Otago Daily Times Class Act award have been doing since leaving high school. Bayfield High School JEFF NOTMAN 2009: Was head boy, had won various duathlons and mountain bike races and was in the Otago road cycling team. He planned to study carpentry. 2019: Is the owner and manager of JN Carpentry Ltd, a Dunedin firm that works mainly on residential renovations, new home builds and small commercial projects. Notman, who has a national certificate in carpentry, is no longer involved in competitive cycling but rides as a hobby. ROXANNE WHITE 2009: Was head girl, co-captain of the senior A netball team and part of a major push to make her school more environmentally sustainable. She hoped to study physiotherapy and commerce. 2019: A chartered accountant, White works in the forecasting and analysis team of an asset management company in London. She played social netball for four years after … [Read more...] about Class Act: Where are they now?
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National treasure Olivia Colman has scooped a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The royal gong caps an awards-littered few months for the actress, 45, who claimed an Oscar and Bafta for The Favourite earlier this year. There were OBEs for Oliver's Army crooner Elvis Costello, chief scout Bear Grylls, and Good Wife star Cush Jumbo. Along with the famous names, the list also celebrates the efforts of those working to improve people's lives. Of the 1,073 people honoured across the UK in this year's list, 47% are women - slightly down on some previous lists. 10.4% come from a BAME background - the highest ever, by a small margin, in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Olivia Colman Olivia Colman said she was "totally thrilled" and "humbled" to be made a CBE for services to drama. The Oscar-winner first found fame as Sophie, the girlfriend of David Mitchell's neurotic Mark, in the British comedy Peep Show. She said in a statement to the Press Association: "I'm totally thrilled, delighted and … [Read more...] about Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2019 in full