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Human Interest - Local
Written by Mike Dinsdale, The Northern Advocate   
Saturday, 25 December 2010

Honoured guest: Ngunguru kuia Raukura Robinson celebrated her 100th birthday yesterday at Ngunguru Marae with hundreds of whanau and friends. Photo / John Stone

To some she's Aunty Gertie, to others Robbie, Aunty Robinson or just Aunty - yesterday Ngunguru kuia Raukura Robinson was all those things and so many more, as hundreds gathered to celebrate her 100th birthday.

Hundreds of friends and whanau packed Ngunguru Marae to celebrate the loved kuia's century in style, the occasion resplendent with accolades, respect and aroha for a grand lady.

Mrs Robinson was born in Ngawai, Helena Bay, on December 23, 1910.

She moved to Ngunguru to live with an aunt as a girl.

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