On 19 September Reverend Arthur Templeton of Waitati celebrated his 97th birthday!
A gathering was held at his home on the following weekend with a small group of friends and family.
We had a lavish and delicious afternoon tea with the "best china" and good conversation.
With the power vested in me as cultural ambassador, mayoress and Pirate Queen (in true Waitati style), I decided to bestow on Arthur the title "Bishop of Blueskin" and presented him with a very regal purple and gold sash to mark the occasion. It is my intention to add the robe and mitre at future significant events. Long live the Bishop!