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.