Hastings welcomes 26 new citizens
July 14, 2014
Hastings welcomes 26 new
Hastings will welcome 26 new New
Zealanders at a citizenship ceremony to be held Wednesday
16th July 2014, from 6 pm in the Hastings District Council
The candidates’ nationalities are as
South African: 6
A Kaumatua will welcome those present
on behalf of tangata whenua.
Hastings District Council
Councillors will present each candidate with a kowhai tree
to symbolise “putting down
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