On Saturday 22 November, Maureen Mita (née Martin) celebrated her 80th birthday with whānau and friends at the Belfast Rugby Club. There was plenty of kai and a surprise hāngī from her nephew Martyn. Maureen had a beautiful time catching up with everyone from far and wide, as did the rest of us. Ngā mihi nunui to my sisters for making this happen for our mum. Nā Ann Martin.

Maureen receiving her tokotoko.

Maureen receiving her tokotoko.

Maureen with her siblings.

Maureen with her siblings.

Maureen with her two mokopuna and seven great mokopuna.

Maureen with her two mokopuna and seven great mokopuna.

Maureen (centre) with her cousins (Ward whānau).

Maureen (centre) with her cousins (Ward whānau).

Maureen and Aunty Marg.

Maureen and Aunty Marg.

The yummy birthday cake.

The yummy birthday cake.