Born in the year of the flu epidemic Brenda and George Hicks grew up in the Great Depression, were young lovers during World War II, and raised their family and a business through the 1950s boom time.
Together and apart these courageous New Zealand couple travelled extensively, including visiting South Africa during the apartheid years. And they gave generously – of both their time and their money – throughout very active lives.
"If you stand up to things sometimes the outcome is much better."
This is the story of their first 96-years, as told to Amanda Nally.