Waipā District Council - Citizenship Ceremonies
All ceremonies will be held in either Cambridge or Te Awamutu and will start at 9:30 am. They last for approximately two hours and conclude with light refreshments.
Citizenship ceremonies are hosted by Mayor Susan O’Regan.
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 website 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.
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 take a group photo at the end of the ceremony.
For all ceremony-related questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
For any enquiries regarding the status of your application, please contact the Department of Internal Affairs directly on 0800 225151.