Mark­ing a big day in a spe­cial way

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MOMENT IN TIME: To­day marks a spe­cial oc­ca­sion for sev­eral South Waikato res­i­dents who all share their birth­day on De­cem­ber 12, 2012. A spe­cial birth­day cer­e­mony was held at the week­end for some of those cel­e­brat­ing their birth­day, which was or­gan­ised by South Waikato Pa­cific Is­lands Com­mu­nity Ser­vices man­ager Akarere Henry. ‘‘I wanted an op­por­tu­nity to recog­nise the sig­nif­i­cance of the date 12/12/12 and thought it would be a neat way to cel­e­brate this par­tic­u­lar mile­stone in his­tory which will not oc­cur again un­til an­other hun­dred years.’’ From left are David Ngata, 75, An­drew Mangi, 75, Taunga Mu­tua, 51, Rachel Harker-Fer­gus­son, 22 and Michelle Waerea-McCaskill, 12.

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