The karanga calling about-to-be-New Zealanders into their citizenship ceremony hailed the largest group Hastings has ever hosted. One hundred and fifteen people from 14 different countries pledged their oath or affirmation and became citizens of New Zealand.

Citizenship ceremonies have traditionally been held every second month by Hastings District Council, occasionally more often to cope with demand, with a maximum of 30 per ceremony. To cope with numbers the ceremonies will be held monthly from now. The saying of the oath or affirmation at an approved Citizenship Ceremony marks the moment at which the applicant becomes a New Zealander.

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Client: Hastings District Council
Event: Citizenship Ceremony
Location: Lindisfarne College
Date: 02 March 2017
Photographer: Duncan Brown Photography