Waitomo District welcomes new Citizens
25 Feb 2016
Three people were welcomed as new citizens of New Zealand and Waitomo District on Wednesday 24 February.
The new citizens were sworn in and awarded a citizenship certificate. A morning tea was held following the ceremonies to mark the occasion.
Mayor Brian Hanna welcomed the group in the Council chambers in front of family and supporters. The citizens came from the Philippines and Samoa.
Mr Hanna says he enjoys being able to welcome new people. “It is great to help make this ‘the place you call home’. “We wish you all the best as you settle into the Waitomo District,” he says.
The formal ceremony is a very important step in the process of becoming a New Zealand citizen.
Photo: Mayor Brian Hanna extends a warm welcome to (from left), Mrs Jasmin Jaleco Camitan, Mrs Lagisa Pula and Mr Pulouoleola Ese Liufau.