Clutha says hello to new citizens

Photo by Helena de Reus.
Photo by Helena de Reus.
Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan welcomed 12 new citizens to the Clutha district on Thursday. Each new citizen was presented with a kowhai tree, after swearing their allegiance to the Queen before a full Clutha District Council in Balclutha. Mr Cadogan said it was the biggest citizenship ceremony he could remember in Clutha.

Pictured are new citizens (front, from left) Munyaradzi Magura (13), Tadiwanashe Magura (9), of Zimbabwe, Heidi Grant (Zimbabwe), Victoria Jones (Britain), (middle row, from left) Cecilia Tome (Zimbabwe), Daniel Magura (Zimbabwe), Xujie Wu (China), Tracey Jones (Britain), Janet and Michael Bissenden (Britain), (back row from left) Alexander Jones (Britain), David Jones (Britain), with Mr Cadogan.