Kerikeri Village

Celebrating 100.

"Cheers" to Dorothy Evans who turned 103 in July

While Covid restrictions meant a big guestlist wasn't possible, Dorothy Evans managed to celebrate her 103rd birthday in style with a quiet wee tipple and cake. 

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Una Harrison turns 104

To mark the occasion, Una's daughter Sandra Taylor shared a little of her Mum's amazing life story.

Una was born in South Africa where she worked as a shorthand typist. When war broke out, she became a voluntary nurse at a military hospital in Pietermaritzbur

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Nell celebrates her 105th Birthday

Ellen “Nell” Graveson was born on January 14th 1917 in Aspatria, a small village near Carlisle in Northern England. She was the third child and second daughter of Elizabeth and Thomas Graveson.

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102 and still enjoying an outing.

Lorraine Robson celebrated her 102nd Birthday on November 1st with a High Tea, held in the H Murray Room. She was joined by her daughter and four friends...

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Gwen Barnett joins our 100 Club

Gwen had a small party at the village to celebrate her 100th Birthday. During the celebrations she playerd a few songs on the piano - a skill she has been honing for 94 years!

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Vegetarian diet is part of Lorraine's secret to reaching 100

Pansy Lorraine Robson (nee Townend) was born at home on November 1st, 1919. Known as Lorraine, she was the fourth of seven children born to Randolph and Gertrude Townend of Wellington.

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Audrey Brown turns 100

The secret to a long life is "all about the right attitude". That was Audrey Brown's sentiment as she celebrated her 100th birthday on January 27, 2019 at the Kerikeri Retirement Village. 

She also suggested being interested in people, keeping active and never giving in as a good way to live life.


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Doris Robertson is 106!

On the 12th of June 2015, Doris Robertson turned a very sprightly 100. She passed away in 2022, just three months shy of her 107th birthday.

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100 + years of “keeping active”.

Selwyn Thompson lived till he was 101 which he celebrated in his own cottage in the Village. Selwyn reckoned keeping active was the key to a long life and he never let age slow him down! 

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