Waitomo District welcomes new Citizens

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

A group of nine people were welcomed today as new citizens of New Zealand.

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

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. 

Citizenship Ceremony 13 December 2017

PHOTO:  Mayor Brian Hanna extends a warm welcome to Mrs Alison Ferris, Ms Liesl Van Wyk, Ms Margaret Wright, Ms Sialafau Mapesone, Mrs Sonia and Mr Job Manalili, Mrs Janielle and Mr Leoneil Maranan, and Mrs Patricia Loft.