MIGRATION

Mayor Alistair Sowman with one of Marlborough's newest citizens, Picton's Ting Thompson, with her husband Craig and daughters Tara and Jasmine after the latest citizenship ceremony at the Marlborough District Council Chambers. Mayor Alistair Sowman with one of Marlborough's newest citizens, Picton's Ting Thompson, with her husband Craig and daughters Tara and Jasmine after the latest citizenship ceremony at the Marlborough District Council Chambers. CREDIT: Marlborough District Council

Welcome To Our New Marlborough Citizens

Thursday 23 February 2012, 5:02PM
By Marlborough District Council
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BLENHEIM

Citizenship ceremonies are held regularly at the Council Chambers with up to 30 people declaring their allegiance to this country and getting a formal welcome to our Marlborough community.

Mayor Alistair Sowman officiates and candidates affirm their allegiance to the Crown, promise to obey the laws of the land and to be good citizens.

Candidates are able to invite family and friends to attend the ceremony to witness the change of citizenship – from the country of birth to the country of choice.

Although half of Marlborough’s new citizens still come from Britain, our region is becoming the new home to a remarkably diverse range of nationalities. Our newest citizens come from Britain, South Africa, USA, Ukraine, Tonga and China.

Citizen application packs are available from the Council.

More information about citizenship: Department of Internal Affairs Ph 0800 22 51 51.