15 Feb 2011

Christchurch woman dies at 109

3:54 pm on 15 February 2011

A Christchurch resident believed to have been New Zealand's oldest woman has passed away.

Doris Mackintosh died peacefully at the Alpine View Care Centre on Friday, just a few weeks after celebrating her 109th birthday.

The centre's manager, Jacky Summers, says Mrs Mackintosh had many friends at the centre and has left a lot of lovely memories.

Her death came on the same day as that of Esther Moreland in Waikanae who was 108.