Hastings will welcome 25 new New Zealanders at a citizenship ceremony to be held on Wednesday February 1st, 2012, from 6 pm in the Te Aranga Marae, 18 Boston Crescent, Flaxmere.
The candidates’ nationalities are as follows:
South African 1
United States National/
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 roots”.