Ōtorohanga District Council holds ceremonies to celebrate our new citizens and welcome them to our district.
The Council recognises the importance of New Zealand Citizenship and is delighted to celebrate this significant moment with you, your family, and friends.
The ceremony is a celebration of your future in Ōtorohanga; an inclusive and multi-cultural district.
Wherever you have come from, and whether you bring your talent or have needed refuge, Ōtorohanga welcomes you!
While these ceremonies are hosted by the Council, the Department of Internal Affairs allocates candidates to each ceremony. You will be notified by the Department when your ceremony will take place, along with details for attending.
Ceremonies are held in the council chambers at 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga. You must stay for the whole ceremony.
Our new citizens are required to declare publicly their commitment to New Zealand by reciting an oath (religious) or affirmation (secular) of allegiance, you may make this declaration in English or Te Reo Māori.
We encourage you to wear the national dress of your country of origin, however a smart casual dress code is an option too. Remember, it’s a celebration of both your past and your future, so feel free to express this in the appropriate way.