Friday was a proud day for Natalie Barlow.
For years the mother-of-two has dedicated herself to helping her family and her husband with his business. But Friday was her day.
Barlow graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the Southern Institute of Technology.
She was one of hundreds of students donning the black robes and celebrating their success at the end of year graduation ceremony.
After completing a diploma in business and marketing about 14 years ago in Auckland, Barlow said she wanted to update her knowledge.