Selwyn and Ashburton Outlook - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

Last week I went out to a job - the fruits of which you can see on page four - which re­ally put some­thing firmly in my mind.

I want to still be do­ing what I love at 90, what­ever that may be.

Keith Philpott is get­ting up to 90, he’s 88, and Thurs­day I went out to McLeans Is­land to watch him take a re­stored dozer he used in the 1960s out for a spin.

He was a gun on it as well, which con­trasted sharply with him cruis­ing about with a walk­ing frame af­ter­wards.

My Nan is the same. She’s 91 now, but on her 90th we took her out for one of her favourite pas­times; deep sea fish­ing off Mo­er­aki.

She caught the most fish (I swear that woman has a deal with Tan­garoa) and hauled in the big­gest. Well, I helped get it in, but she caught it.

In Jan­uary she fully re­cov­ered from a bro­ken hip which hap­pened in Novem­ber. We all thought she’d be wheel­chair bound, but she wouldn’t have it.

If I can do the same and be that tough when I’m their age, I’d be bloody stoked.

— Matt

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