Old­est res­i­dent marks 102nd birth­day

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The Mt Roskill elec­torate’s old­est con­stituent cel­e­brated her 102nd birth­day on Satur­day.

Eve­lyn Munn (nee Witt) marked the oc­ca­sion on Satur­day with her fam­ily in her Hills­bor­ough rest home and was vis­ited by Mt Roskill MP Phil Goff.

‘‘Eve­lyn has had a re­mark­able life,’’ Mr Goff says.

‘‘She was born in a small English vil­lage near Stone­henge be­fore the First World War when life was to­tally dif­fer­ent. The mo­tor ve­hi­cle had only just started re­plac­ing the horse.’’

Mrs Munns met her hus­band Lou dur­ing World War II and mar­ried in 1941.

The fam­ily mi­grated to Auck­land in the late 1950s and ran two businesses in the city.

‘‘To­day Eve­lyn lives peace­fully in Hills­bor­ough with fre­quent vis­its and lov­ing care from her daugh­ter Sarah,’’ Mr Goff says.

‘‘She still has a healthy ap­petite and speaks with a beau­ti­ful English ac­cent.’’

Birth­day bash: Sarah Munn, left, Eve­lyn Munn and MP Phil Goff cel­e­brate Mrs Munn’s mile­stone.

Eve­lyn Munn

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