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Audrey Brown turns 100

Audrey's Granddaughter Bayley Moor shared a few highlights from Audrey's life and her 100th celebrations...

Around 50 people gathered, including family from as far afield as London and Sydney to celebrate Audrey's milestone.

Audrey is affectionately known as Nook, or little one. She was born in Kaeo on January 27, 1919.

Audrey fondly remembered her overseas travels as "wonderful experiences all over the world" and said she has had a varied life. "Thanks to you all for contributing to it - I've had a wonderful life."

Granddaughter Anna said Audrey had played an integral part of her life. "She has always thought of others and she has always had an opinion. She was my first feminist icon - a working woman. She's always been the biggest cheerleader and always said ‘If you're happy, we're happy'."

After having her four children (Geoff, Pauline, Michael and Simon) with husband Ian, Audrey spent 18 years teaching. She even taught Simon at Ohaeawai Primary.

Son Michael said she that she always wanted the best for her children and grandchildren.

Audrey spent nine years at the Wendywood Apartments when she first came to the Kerikeri Retirement Village and in 2018 moved into the rest home.