Posts filed under: Citizenship Ceremony

Tonight was Sandra Hazlehurst’s first Citizenship Ceremony as Acting Mayor after Mayor Lawrence Yule took a leave of absence. Chief executive Ross McLeod officiated, with a performance by Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre. About 30 new citizens are welcomed into New Zealand and the Hastings District each month at a Citizenship...
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Tonight’s Citizenship Ceremony at the Hastings District Council was Mayor Lawrence Yule’s last before he resigns later this year. Councillors honoured him with a farewell speech, a waiata and haka. About 30 new citizens are welcomed into New Zealand and the Hastings District each month at a Citizenship Ceremony held...
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This was the very last Citizenship Ceremony for Hastings mayor Lawrence Yule before he resigns to contest the Tukituki electorate for the National Party in this year’s general election. About 30 new citizens were welcomed into New Zealand and the Hastings District at a Citizenship Ceremony held in the Hastings...
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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...
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The Citizenship Ceremony is great to watch and to be involved in, from the karanga calling about-to-be-New Zealanders into their citizenship ceremony to the saying of the oath or affirmation which marks the moment at which the applicant becomes a New Zealander. The full album of photographs are available to...
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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,...
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Welcome to two of our newest citizens at a Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council on 17 February, 2016. Here’s the full album on Facebook 🙂...
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