SuperSeniors in the Media

Inspiring stories from seniors from New Zealand and around the world

We love it when the media covers stories about Super Seniors. Older people who share an insight into their lives and give us all a bit of inspiration.

Based on the feedback we get when we post these stories on our Facebook page, we’re not alone in the joy we get from these stories from throughout New Zealand and overseas.

So we are devoting this part of our website to gather together some of our favourite stories from the media.

Browse: Current | 2015
8 October 2015

An 82-year-old grandmother decided she needed cheering up when she walked into a Cromwell tattoo studio.Moya Twaddle had passed the newly opened Central Ink Tattoo Studio in Cromwell Mall several times, and something "drew her in", she said.

7 October 2015

When Napier man Trevor Page retired from work last year he decided to sleep in an extra hour before taking his daily walk, which he has done for the past 40 years.He used to get up at 5am, summer, autumn, winter and spring, but now it's 6am. And it is still five days a week.

26 August 2015

Erica Whyte trained as an English teacher, and is a bit of a wordsmith. So it's no surprise the Lower Hutt retiree won the Commission for Financial Capability's challenge to name the three stages of retirement.She spoke to Stuff about her own retirement.

13 August 2015

Longtime sweethearts Brian and Gay Southey wore their original wedding attire to celebrate 60 years of marriage. The lace wedding dress fitted the 79-year-old bride just like on the big day. And the black suit, complete with original blue stripped tie, was a perfect fit for the 82-year-old groom.