Still sweet 65 years on

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By JAMES GREEN­LAND

The se­cret to a suc­cess­ful mar­riage may be sim­ple: ‘‘Have a good row, and be over with it.’’

That’s Ngaire Al­lan’s ad­vice to new­ly­weds and she’s du­ti­fully sup­ported by her hus­band Rob, who nods in agree­ment.

The Aotea cou­ple cel­e­brate 65 years of mar­riage on Thurs­day, cit­ing time spent apart due to work com­mit­ments as the only low-points in their re­la­tion­ship.

Rob and Ngaire were teenage sweet­hearts, meet­ing aged 16 and fall­ing in love. They mar­ried on May 3, 1947 in St Peter’s Angli­can church at Paekakariki.

Their shared af­fec­tion is be­lied by their self-dep­re­cat­ing hu­mour. ‘‘We can bear with it,’’ says Rob. ‘‘We’ve got used to one an­other,’’ adds Ngaire.

The cou­ple will cel­e­brate the mile­stone with friends and fam­ily.

In­sep­a­ra­ble: Ngaire and Rob Al­lan notch up 65 years this week.

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