Colin John Hawke

Date of birth

24 February 1953 at Temuka

Parents

RJ (Jack) and Gladys Hawke

Married

  1. Linley McConnell
  2. Glenys Lawrence

Children

  • 2 daughters, 1 son (1st marriage)
  • 2 stepsons (2nd marriage)

Education

  • Winchester Primary School 1958-1966
  • Geraldine District High School 1966-1969

Career

  • Europa Oil Co. 1970-1974
  • Garage/Service Station, Winchester 1974-1982
  • Ministry of Transport Officer 1982-1992
  • NZ Police Officer 1992-2005
  • NZ Rugby Union Professional Rugby Referee 1996-2001
  • NZ Rugby Union High Performance Referee Coach 2005 –

Honours

  • NZ Rugby Union Referee of the year 1994, 1999, 2000
  • Rugby World Cup Referee 1995, 1999
  • IRB Referee Award for Distinguished Service 2002
  • World’s first Professional Rugby Referee (with Paddy O’Brien) 1996
  • Refereed 175 first class fixtures, including 24 tests and 16 Ranfurly Shield Challenges