Welcoming the district's newest citizens


(Posted on: June 29)

On Thursday 22 June, Mayor Helen Worboys and Councillors welcomed 21 candidates to become New Zealand citizens at a special ceremony.

Candidates and their families originated from the Philippines, Britain, Bhutan, Fiji, Canada and India.

Mayor Helen congratulated the candidates on their decision to become citizens and wished them every happiness in their chosen home.

“New Zealand is becoming a country of great cultural diversity as well as a place where people from many different races exist in comparative harmony”.