Enjoying the spring sunshine in Invercargill on Friday were five generations of the Katto family (seated, from left) Fred Katto (82) his great-great-grandson Karua Tuhaka (20 months), great-granddaughter Summer Trent (20) and (back, from left) daughter Glenda Cooper (58) and granddaughter Toni Renee (40).
The family reunion celebrated two significant birthdays in the family and gave Mr Katto the opportunity to meet Karua for the first time.
Mrs Cooper said Karua’s mother and grandmother had moved to Taranaki.
“The granddaughter hadn’t been down here since they left 14 years ago,” she said.
With a 40th and 18th birthday to celebrate, the family marked the occasion with a family dinner.
The visitors spent the weekend catching up with family and friends, Mrs Cooper said. Photo: Luisa Girao