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    Centenarian immigrant arrives in NZ
    By Hayley Hannan 6:46 PM Saturday Nov 26, 2011

    102 year old Louise Sydes is 'thrilled to bits' to be moving to New Zealand.

    Centenarian Louise Sydes touched down in Auckland with a single suitcase, a huge grin and a hankering for a decent cup of tea.

    The 102-year-old former British resident moved to New Zealand today to live with her daughter and son-in-law after her rest home in Hawkhurst, Kent was demolished.

    Daughter Sue Reardon flew over to Kent one week ago, to help Ms Sydes pack up her belongings and accompany her on the 23-hour two-leg flight.

    Ms Sydes slept for the majority of both flights and preferred to be in economy despite being upgraded to business class, said Ms Reardon.

    The elderly migrant arrived dressed smartly in a brown coat, floral skirt and cream turtleneck and was wheeled out with her handbag on her lap.

    Son-in-law Rex Reardon was waiting for his wife and mother-in-law at the airport, having prepared a room for his mother-in-law, he said.

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    Who says you're never too old Good on her - hope she enjoys her final few years. I may keep this article and show it to my in-laws when they say they are too old to visit us when we move again
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    Yes, I was very impressed that she had it in her to make the long journey downunder. She's an example to us all to give it a go. Good luck to her and here's wishing her many happy years in her new country.
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