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About the citizenship ceremony
Citizenship ceremonies are held by arrangement. They can be a private affair conducted by the Mayor in his office at Council, 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville, or at Council’s office of State Highway One, Kaiwaka or it can be a formal affair held in Council Chambers, Station Road, Dargaville at 3pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month which coincides with Council’s monthly meeting.
Successful applicants for New Zealand citizenship are required to attend a citizenship ceremony, where they will receive their citizenship certificate.
Applicants stand before the Mayor and take the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance, declaring they will honour Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of New Zealand, obey the laws of New Zealand and be a good citizen.
It is only after swearing allegiance that a person actually becomes a New Zealand citizen. Even though the Department of Internal Affairs provides separate approval, applicants are unable to call themselves a New Zealand citizen until they have taken part in a citizenship ceremony.
It is a very special day.