Long lived love
The key to a successful and rich marriage is to share hobbies you love.
For Lake Hawea couple Keith and Brenda Taylor, who celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary today, that is what they believe is the secret to their success.
The pair married at St Peters Kensington in Timaru in 1949 after meeting at a nurses' dance in Waimate about three years earlier.
''It was an enchanted evening. I couldn't resist,'' Mr Taylor said.
After visiting Hawea about 60 years ago the pair fell in love with the area and began looking for sections to buy.
''Hawea just caught us. It's just wow. The scenery is gorgeous but the people are better,'' Mrs Taylor said.
It was on Skinner Ave where the couple worked together to build their house and raise three children.
The couple then went on to build and manage a block of motels in the township - Motel Lindo.
''Enjoy your children and enjoy things together,'' Mrs Taylor said.
They have not planned on doing anything big to mark the celebration after having a large party for their 60th and receiving a letter from the Queen for their 50th.