Gore man Norman Dickie is celebrating his 100th birthday this weekend. His secrets to a long life are not smoking and avoiding playing rugby. AMANDA CARRINGTON asked two people what they thought the secret to a long life was and if they practised it?

Len Mihinui, of Gore… “Staying healthy, eating the right food, going for long walks – that’s what I do. Looking on the positive side of things. Yes. I go for walks, have time off – it’s good for your health.”

Thelma Mihinui, of Gore… “Having a good old Speight’s and going fishing.”Authentic Nike SneakersAsics Onitsuka Tiger