Bob Mulligan is one of 37 centenarians featured in a new book called Keepers of History. The 102-year-old grandfather of broadcaster Jesse Mulligan brews his own beer and ascribes his longevity to good gut health.

1. What was Takapuna like in 1925 when you moved there at age 7?

It was a very small, rural suburb with no electricity. We had gas lighting and cooking. I travelled to Belmont Primary School in trams drawn by little steam engines they used for logging kauri. When the tram couldn't make it up the hill they'd go back to the bottom, load a

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