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Immigration

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My eldest made it official yesterday – she is now a citizen of New Zealand – swore an oath to the Queen and sang the national anthem in Maori.

It was a beautiful event, the Auckland Town Hall bursting with joy. More than 500 new citizens, dressed in all variety of native or western garb. Elderly, families, couples and single young men and women of all sizes, shapes, colours, faiths and languages. Celebrating this wonderful day.

Each person was applauded as they crossed the stage – but this gorgeous family of ten (10!) received thundrous applause as they each shook hands with the dignitaries and received their citizenship certificates. Goodness – I had tears in my eyes as I took this photo.

This crazy mad world can still be a beautiful place.

Written by Titirangi Storyteller

22/03/2011 at 9:34 pm

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