New Kiwis sworn in

The new Kiwis are of seven different nationalities: Deborah Apanui, Philip, Bridget, Natasha and Liam Boot, Kathleen O’Hara, John Dunnett, Linzi and Carl Dugdale, Andrew Memmott and Adrian Van Zyl are of British nationality; Veasna Ean, Cambodian; Gregory MacDonald, Australian; Kevin Purnomo, Indonesian; Vincent Torrez, United States; Josine O’Sullivan, Dutch; and David, Nicolette and Aeron Topping, South African. Picture by Rebecca Grunwell

AT a citizenship ceremony in the Gisborne District Council chambers this week 19 people were officially sworn in as new New Zealanders. It was the first ceremony in the new chambers.

Mayor Meng Foon took their oaths of allegiance and the ceremony was also presided over by kaumatua Temple Isaacs and Rutene Irwin.

AT a citizenship ceremony in the Gisborne District Council chambers this week 19 people were officially sworn in as new New Zealanders. It was the first ceremony in the new chambers.

Mayor Meng Foon took their oaths of allegiance and the ceremony was also presided over by kaumatua Temple Isaacs and Rutene Irwin.

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