Skydiving granny reckons her 90th birthday outclassed the Queen's dull birthday

"You can bet what you like that the Queen, who's also 90 - she won't be diving off a plane. She had the dullest birthday you could imagine," Irene says.

The north Auckland resident, who lives in Mairangi Bay's Knightsbridge Village, used her 90th birthday celebration as an excuse to knock another item off her bucket list: Jumping from a plane nearly 3 kilometres above Parakai.

"It was lovely. You could see Rangitoto, East Coast, West Coast, Helensville - everything laid out before us. I'd recommend it to anybody. It's a terrific experience,"

Read more about Irene and see her skydive.