Marjorie Grant celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, July 2 at home in Warkworth.
Cards were received from the Queen, PM Jacinda Ardern, the Governor General, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, local MPs, various government agencies and many friends.
Marjorie’s four children – Kerry, Roger, Diane and Linda – as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends joined the celebration.
The impressive lunch included Marjorie’s favourite egg sandwiches and a massive cake.
Marjorie, nee Le Gallais, and four sisters grew up on a farm near Tauhoa on the Kaipara Harbour.
She was a seamstress in Auckland during the war years and raised her family with Laurie on the Grant farm at Wayby Valley, just south of Wellsford. She later moved to Auckland, returning to Warkworth a few years ago, and is being cared for by family.
Marjorie reflected on being accepting of changes socially and in modernisation over those years.
She still keeps busy and is a keen news bulletin watcher.