Kapiti (and NZ’s) Oldest Voter

IMG_9571AKinNZ’s oldest woman casts early vote at Paraparaumu Beach

Photo-story by Ian Linning (Primofoto)

Peg Griffin (110) , the oldest woman in New Zealand, joined other elderly friends at a Paraparaumu rest home today to cast their votes early and set an example to younger voters.

At  1:30pm, a returning officer joined Peg (photo left) as she prepared to cast yet another of her votes in a general election. For the close-up photo of the big event see following page…



Peg cast her vote followed by more than 20 other residents — then they celebrated with a cake cutting  at 3 pm.a1 peg

She’s a retired Karitane nurse and her long service was honoured by supporters from the
NZ Nurses Organisation staff, as well as other residents and staff at the home

A throng of media had been invited to join 110-year-old Peg and the others at the Kapiti Rest Home on Marine Parade at Paraparaumu Beach.

But, like the true veterans they are, Peg and the other voters didn’t seem too fazed by the journalistic hoi polloi.

And there were great photo opportunities, plenty of cake and many stories of
elections past…