Family, friends and media descended on Hawke's Bay Airport this week to welcome Matisse Reid home after her six years in the US. Born with a rare disease and unable to eat, the youngster left her hometown of Napier in 2007 for the US, before undergoing a stomach, duodenum, pancreas and bowel transplant in 2010. This week the 12-year-old returned home to Napier to live. We trawled through our photo archives and found some gems dating back to when the brave youngster first made headlines in December 2005.
- 8:17 AM Jan 25th