The best present

PENNY WARDLE
Last updated 07:02 27/12/2013
Chloe Rarity
Derek Flynn
Mother and child: Chloe Rarity holds her son Hunter, born in Blenheim on Christmas Day.

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A Blenheim mother had her Christmas wish fulfilled when her son was born at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim on Christmas night.

Chloe Rarity said it felt special that Hunter Jay Rarity was born on his due date of December 25.

Dad Daniel Rarity was at the birth and sister Dakota, 2, was delighted with her new brother.

"I cried when she saw him" Mrs Rarity said.

Hunter was the only baby born at Wairau Hospital on Wednesday.

Staff made a fuss of the 4.7kg (10lb 4oz) Christmas boy, giving him reindeer slippers and decorating his cot with a Christmas flounce and quilt.

Mrs Rarity said she planned to make sure he had two sets of presents or his own birthday celebration on another day.

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- The Marlborough Express

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