New citizens welcomed

7 Mar 2024, 2:31 PM


Five new citizens were officially welcomed to the Waitomo District at a citizenship ceremony today.

Originally spread across the globe, from Canada, India, United States of America, Scotland and South Africa, the latest New Zealand citizens were addressed by Waitomo District Mayor, John Robertson and welcomed to the district at a special ceremony today (Thursday 7 March 2024).

They are Eric Forester, Sawan Kumar, Mary Jenkins, Suzanne Wagstaff, and Leonard Richards

Mayor Robertson congratulated the new citizens and welcomed them to the district.

Citizenship Ceremonies are a special occasion to share with friends and family, and it’s always a great pleasure to be able to celebrate this occasion with our new citizens.

The ceremony is an important step in the process of becoming a New Zealand citizen, and it gives new citizens a chance to share the experience of being welcomed into our community and participate in a way that helps enrich our culture.