Charlie and Elaine Insley celebrated 65 years together with several surprises on April 24.

The Kerikeri couple woke to find their white picket fence adorned with two large signs decorated with 65 golden hearts announcing their anniversary. They also found helium balloons in their bird bath, and a colourful windmill in the driveway.

Daughter Julie Insley said her parents were also "absolutely tickled" when old friends called to say they'd seen them on the Breakfast Show.

Originally from Auckland, the Insleys married at the Anglican church in Papakura and, after a few years of sharemilking there, moved to Kerikeri in


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