New citizens for Queenstown

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Valentine's Day signalled a different kind of relationship for 16 overseas people who officially became New Zealanders in the latest citizenship ceremony in the Queenstown Lakes District Council chambers on Friday.

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden (centre) welcomes (back, from left) Rosalind Pirie, of the United Kingdom, Ajit Pilo, of India, Johnathan Seal, of the United States, Brent Clements, Eugene Wolfin, Rosemary Wolfin, Karen Wake, Paul Tudgay, all of the UK, Gudrun Somerville, of Germany, Caroline Blaikie, of the UK, and Lenmar Sinadjan, of the Philippines; (front, from left) Catherine Seal, Morgan Seal and Fiona Seal, all of the US, Elisabet Streat, of Sweden, and Kirsty Marlow, of the UK.