Secret to an 81-year marriage: Learn to take the good with the bad

Longest Married Couple receive awardNZ Herald 16 February 2016
A couple married for 81 years has been awarded the title of New Zealand’s longest married couple by lobby group Family First.

Auckland couple Jeram and Ganga Ravji have not only been married for more than eight decades, this year both will turn 100.

The Ravji’s will celebrate their 81st wedding anniversary in two months, making them the longest married couple in New Zealand Family First could find.

“Although we can only go on the nominations made, we’re pretty sure that the Ravjis are New Zealand’s longest married couple,” said Family First director Bob McCoskrie.

“As part of their award from Family First NZ, they will have a professional photo sitting with their extended family which includes six children, 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren all living in Auckland. The last family photo was 10 years ago at their 90th birthday celebrations.”

He said the previous longest marriage Family First was aware of was a Christchurch couple who were believed to have celebrated their 79th wedding anniversary before the husband died in 2013.

Mr McCoskrie said the award was “an opportunity to promote marriage and honour married couples. We want to celebrate with couples who are setting the example for younger married couples just starting out.”
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Auckland couple married 81 years
Otago Daily Times 16 February 2016
A couple married for 81 years has been awarded the title of New Zealand’s longest married couple by lobby group Family First.

Auckland couple Jeram and Ganga Ravji have not only been married for more than eight decades, this year both will turn 100.

The Ravji’s will celebrate their 81st wedding anniversary in two months, making them the longest married couple in New Zealand Family First could find.

“Although we can only go on the nominations made, we’re pretty sure that the Ravjis are New Zealand’s longest married couple,” said Family First director Bob McCoskrie.

“As part of their award from Family First NZ, they will have a professional photo sitting with their extended family which includes six children, 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren all living in Auckland. The last family photo was 10 years ago at their 90th birthday celebrations.”

He said the previous longest marriage Family First was aware of was a Christchurch couple who were believed to have celebrated their 79th wedding anniversary before the husband died in 2013.

Mr McCoskrie said the award was “an opportunity to promote marriage and honour married couples. We want to celebrate with couples who are setting the example for younger married couples just starting out.”
READ MORE: http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/373294/auckland-couple-married-81-years

Jeram and Ganga Ravji are New Zealand’s longest married couple
SBS.com 18 February 2016
http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/hindi/en/article/2016/02/17/jeram-and-ganga-ravji-are-new-zealands-longest-married-couple

Happily married for 81 years, this Indian origin New Zealand couple will reaffirm your faith in love
DNA India 16 February 2016
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-happily-married-for-81-years-this-indian-origin-new-zealand-couple-will-reaffirm-your-faith-in-love-2178412

Indian-origin couple in New Zealand celebrates 81 wedding anniversary
Matters India 16 February 2016
http://mattersindia.com/2016/02/indian-origin-couple-in-new-zealand-celebrates-81-wedding-anniversary/

Indian-Origin Couple Declared Longest-Married Pair In New Zealand
NextBigWhat 17 February 2016
http://www.nextbigwhat.com/171297-297/

Secret to an 81-year marriage: Learn to take the good with the bad
Radio Tarana 16 February 2016
https://www.facebook.com/RadioTaranaNZ/posts/941138909296129

80 Years Of Togetherness: Indian-Origin Couple Declared Longest-Married Pair In New Zealand
The Logical Indian 18 February 2016
http://thelogicalindian.com/story-feed/get-inspired/indian-origin-couple-declared-the-longest-married-couple-in-new-zealand/

Indian couple awarded for longest marriage in NZ
InShorts.com 18 February 2016
http://www.inshorts.com/en/news/indian-couple-awarded-for-longest-marriage-in-nz-1455811439677  facebook_icon

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