WWII Veteran celebrates 90th birthday

By Wepiha Te Kanawa

A 90th birthday is an occasion worthy of bringing the whole family together, and this is exactly what Adam Puriri of Ngāti Kahungunu is doing.

Honoured for his duties in WWII, his education, and for being well respected within his hapū and iwi, whānau have travelled from around the world to celebrate this special day.

His son, Ashley, says the greatest gift his father could wish for was to be surrounded by family.