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    More than 500 New Zealanders aged over 100
    Wednesday January 10, 2007

    Figures from the Statistics New Zealand 2006 Census show more and more people are hitting their centenary -- and the numbers of birthday candles are predicted to keep rising.

    New Zealand boasted 531 people aged 100 or over at the last census, up from 300 in 1999.

    The increased longevity is attributed to improvements in diet, medical care and overall health.

    The trend is set to keep rising, with projections for 2051 predicting a staggering 12,000 people, including a raft of long-in-the-tooth baby boomers, will have celebrated their 100th birthday.

    By 2051, the median age is expected to have risen from 35.9 in the 2006 census to 45.
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    Default Re: The big 100 and over

    It's the broccoli I'm telling you!!!

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    Yay. It IS good for you. Managed to finally buy some today as it's normally soooo expensive, but Oman must be dipping its toe in the broccoli market, thereby reducing the price drastically. Looks very nice too.
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    I swear, ONLY Mother Bear would have an icon for dancing broccoli ?[smiley=eusa_doh.gif]

    MB, in my capacity as wife of the forum administrator, I officially pronouce you "Queen of the Smilies" ?[smiley=038.gif]

    Now we will change the subject to quantum physics - FIND A SMILEY FOR THAT! ;)

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    Now we will change the subject to quantum physics - FIND A SMILEY FOR THAT! ?;)
    Give me time. But first I've got to find out what it means. :o Need brain food. Must eat more broccoli, must eat more broccoli.

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