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Hastings welcomes 36 new citizens

August 24, 2011

Hastings welcomes 36 new citizens

Hastings will welcome 36 new New Zealanders, at a citizenship ceremony to be held on Monday August 29th, 2011 from 6pm in the District Council Chamber, Lyndon Road, Hastings.

The candidates’ nationalities are as follows:

British: 11
South African: 3
Samoan: 4
Kiribati Samoan: 1
Dutch: 1
Brazilian: 2
Australian: 1
American: 4
Fijian: 3
Indian: 4
Russian: 1
Turkish: 1

Two kaumatua representing mana whenua will welcome the new citizens.

Hastings District Councillors will present each candidate with a kowhai tree to symbolise ‘putting down roots’.

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