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Record nationalities at citizenship ceremony

Record number of nationalities at citizenship ceremony

The largest number of nationalities to ever be represented at a Christchurch citizenship ceremony will be at next Tuesday’s 1.30pm ceremony in the Limes Room, Christchurch Town Hall.

People from Venezuela, Kazakhstan, Namibia and Costa Rica will be among new citizens from 43 nationalities.

“Citizenship ceremonies are a wonderful reflection of Christchurch’s increasing cultural diversity,” Christchurch City Council international relations co-ordinator, Barbara August says

“In recent times there have generally been between 30 and 33 different nations represented.” This will be the case at another citizenship ceremony at the Town Hall at 9.30am on Tuesday.

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