About 25 new citizens were welcomed into New Zealand and the Hastings District this month at a Citizenship Ceremony held in the Hastings District Council chambers. We witnessed each new citizen swear the oath or affirmation of allegiance and be presented with their Certificate of Citizenship. Their family was then presented with a kowhai tree from the council to commemorate the date.

Mayor Lawrence Yule and chief executive Ross McLeod officiated at this month’s ceremony, with a performance by Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre.

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Client: Hastings District Council
Event: Citizenship Ceremony
Location: Council Chambers
Date: 19 April 2017
Photographer: Duncan Brown Photography