|Taiwung Yu Hoi|
Taiwung Yu Hoi on his 107th birthday with his relatives.
|Birth:||26 August 1904|
|Death:||30 August 2011|
Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
|Age:||107 years, 4 days|
Taiwung Yu Hoi (26 August 1904 – 30 August 2011) was a Chinese-New Zealand centenarian who was the oldest known living man in New Zealand at the time of his death.
Taiwung Yu Hoi was born in Guangdong, China on 26 August 1904. He emigrated to Samoa in 1927 aged 24. There he grew cocoa plants, married a local woman and had 11 children. He moved to New Zealand in 1971.
In his 107th birthday, he had over 200 descendants. He attributed his longevity to the Chinese herbs he grew and ate during his long career as a gardener.
He became the oldest known living man in New Zealand following the death of 107-year-old Dudley Sainsbury on 18 February 2011.
Taiwung Yu Hoi died from natural causes in Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand on 30 August 2011 at the age of 107 years, 4 days. Following his death, Harry Duncan Andrews (1906–2012) became the oldest known living man in New Zealand.
- KFC-loving 107-year-old man dies Stuff.co.nz, 31 August 2011
|New Zealand's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
Thomas Salmon • Unknown • Arthur Bates • William Swensson • Charles Campbell • Hubert Harden • William Buttler Hayes • Ted Lucas • Lawrence Morris Blyth • Bright Williams • Cecil Hamilton • Ernest Ryland • Trevor Henry • Harold Clark • Dudley Sainsbury • Taiwung Yu Hoi • Harry Duncan Andrews • Ian Chirnside • Bob Edwards • Howard Buss • Ronald Hermanns