It's all the 12s for Armani

03:10, Nov 14 2012
Armani Love-Moses
Special date: Picton boy Armani Love-Moses is turning 12 on the 12th day of the 12th month of 2012. He is at the skate park yesterday with friends AJ McGoldrick, left, 11 and Will Miller, 14

Twelve is a number with mystic significance that occurs regularly throughout history and throughout the world. There were 12 Greek gods on Mount Olympus. Hercules undertook 12 labours. There are the 12 days of Christmas and Jesus had his 12 apostles.

There are 12 people in a jury, 12 months in a year and 12 humans have walked on the moon.

But only once in a century does 12/12/12 tick over, and one Picton boy will celebrate his 12th birthday that day.

Queen Charlotte College student Armani Love-Moses is looking forward to his birthday party, which will kick off sharp at 12-noon.

His mother, Lara Love, said his family and friends would start at the Waikawa foreshore with a BBQ and then head to the aquatic centre in Blenheim followed by tenpin bowling.

But if the rugby-mad birthday boy can bowl 12 strikes, he will have capped his special day nicely by bowling a perfect game.

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