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Record 7.4kg baby born in Wellington

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 9/05/2017

<span style="font-size:13px;">A baby born in Wellington weighing more than 7kg is believed to have set a new New Zealand record for a newborn's weight.</span> © Getty A baby born in Wellington weighing more than 7kg is believed to have set a new New Zealand record for a newborn's weight. A baby born in Wellington Hospital weighing more than 7kg is believed to have set a new New Zealand record.

The boys was delivered by caesarean section on Monday and weighed 7.39kg, or 16 pounds 4 ounces, twice the weight of the average newborn, the hospital has confirmed.

The Lower Hutt family has asked for privacy but reports say the baby is happy and healthy.

He may be New Zealand's heaviest newborn, with a 6.85kg baby born in Hamilton in 2014 believed to be the previous record holder.

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