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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
from 21 different countries have taken the oath as New Zealand citizens in
Waimakariri so far this year, after the third Citizenship ceremony of 2018 was
held in the Rangiora Town Hall.
Ayers swore in 35 new Kiwis, with 13 different countries being represented
amongst the residents who gave their allegiance to our country and Queen.
says, “It is just fantastic to see how our District continues to grow with such
a mix of people bringing their diverse experiences and backgrounds with them,
and adding value to our communities.”
105 people have gained their citizenship in the Waimakariri this year, with the
range of countries from which they hail as diverse as Poland, Cambodia and
on the demand, the Council can hold between eight and 10 citizenship ceremonies
each year and can welcome up to 300 new citizens through these events.
are generally accompanied by family and friends at the events, many of whom
have previously sworn the oath of allegiance themselves.
[of this country] is something we who were born in New Zealand can sometimes
take for granted but these are important moments in the lives of each and every
person who takes part,” Mayor Ayers says.
ceremonies represent the ultimate commitment to New Zealand, and in most of the
cases in the ceremonies that we host, Waimakariri, as their home.
to welcome these new Kiwis as they take the oath is something I really enjoy as
you can see how much it means to them.”
European and Pacific countries traditionally provide much of the District’s
immigration, the spread of countries represented among new citizens this year
alone, highlights both the level of mobility the world’s populace has these
days, but also the raised profile New Zealand has as an attractive destination.
If you were
wondering about Australia’s absence from the list, it’s largely because
Australians can reside in New Zealand with nearly all of the rights of a full
citizen, under a reciprocal agreement between the two neighbours that accords
much the same for Kiwis resident in Oz.
list of countries our newest citizens have hailed from this year is: Austria, Brazil,
Cambodia, France, Fiji, Germany, India, Ireland, Jordan, Malta, Namibia,
Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Samoa, Singapore, South Africa,
Spain, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
to all of the new citizens.