​​​Citizenship ceremonies are hosted through out the year in the Te Awamutu Council Chambers by Mayor Jim Mylchreest.

This public ceremony is an important step in the process of becoming a New Zealand citizen and it gives new citizens a chance to share the experience of being welcomed into our community with their friends and families.


Becoming a New Zealand Citizen

Applications for New Zealand Citizenship must be made to the Department of Internal Affairs. 

Information on this process can be found on their web​site​ or by phoning them on 0800 225151. 

The Department of Internal Affairs will communicate with applicants throughout the process and notify us when they have received approval and are ready to attend a citizenship ceremony.

Citizenship ceremony dates

All ceremonies are held in the Council Chambers, 101 Bank Street, Te Awamutu and start at 9am.   They last for approximately one hour and conclude with light refreshments. 

​2019 dates​

  • 26 July
  • 23 August
  • 13 September
  • 18 October
  • 15 November
  • 13 December
Please note that dates are subject to change.

Ceremony details

It is suggested you bring a camera with you, to record this important occasion, and you may like to wear your national costume.  Please ensure you arrive at the ceremony on time.

We will arrange for individual and group photos to be taken at each ceremony and copies will be processed and sent out to the new citizens.

Further questions

For all ceremony related questions please contact Cathy Plowright on 0800924 723 or email .

For any enquiries regarding the status of your application, please contact the Department of Internal Affairs directly on 0800 225151.

Page reviewed: 10 Apr 2019 10:38am