Today was the first citizenship ceremony for new Hastings Mayor Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst, assisted by chief executive Ross McLeod. The ceremony was followed by a wonderful performance by Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre.

About 30 new citizens were welcomed into New Zealand and the Hastings District this month at a Citizenship Ceremony held in the Hastings District Council chambers. Each new citizen swore the oath or affirmation of allegiance and was presented with their Certificate of Citizenship. Each family was then presented with a kowhai tree from the council to commemorate the date.

This was the last Citizenship Ceremony for the year 2017.

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