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Thorkild's Bucket List

Thorkild Hansen, son to Jens, and brother to Halfdan, is featured in New Zealand's North and South magazine. 

Facing his own mortality has taught Nelson woodworker Thorkild Hansen the simple art of living.

“Technically, I’m deemed to be dying,” says a very candid and remarkably healthy-looking Thorkild Hansen. “Mesothelioma is not a cancer that people tend to survive.”

Hansen had seven rough months of chemotherapy behind him and an oncologist’s prediction he’d live for 12 to 18 months when his partner, Miriam, asked him what he most wanted to achieve before he died. So he dreamed up a “bucket list”. That was back in 2006... 

Read the article here. 

Amanda Wearing
Amanda Wearing


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*Jens Hansen – Gold & Silversmith is the designer and maker of The Movie Ring (the rings made for the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies), the ONE Ring(s) (made exclusively for Weta Workshop under their license from Warner Bros.) and The Jens Hansen Replica Ring (the replica rings available from Jens Hansen – Gold & Silversmith). Jens Hansen is not otherwise authorised, endorsed, affiliated or otherwise associated with Tolkein Enterprises, The Saul Zaentz Company (owner of the trade marks LORD OF THE RINGS, THE HOBBIT and THE ONE RING), New Line Productions or Warner Bros.

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