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Waitomo District welcomes new Citizens

25 May 2016, 11:02 AM

A group of 11 people from three countries were welcomed today as new citizens of New Zealand and the Waitomo District.

Mayor Brian Hanna welcomed the group in the Council chambers in front of family and supporters. The citizens came from South Africa, Samoa and Cambodia.

The new citizens were sworn in and awarded a citizenship certificate. A morning tea was held following the ceremonies to mark the occasion. 

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. 

New citizens of Waitomo District 25 May 2016

PHOTO:  Mayor Brian Hanna extends a warm welcome to Mrs Srey On Ou, Mrs Antoinette and Mr Andries Fourie and Arno and Conrad Fourie. Mr Andy Burgess, Miss Vau Fili and Mr Malo Fili, Ms Fialupe Tapusoa (front centre), Miss Laumua Fili and Mrs Sitekauita Tapusoa.