New residents take oath

Picture: Nicholas McBride

Seven-year-olds Katie Stanford of England, right, and Jessie Baatjies of South Africa were among Greymouth’s 26 newest citizens, while Diana Chizuni, born in New Zealand, was there to support the rest of her family, all of whom were originally from Zimbabwe. Grey District Mayor Tony Kokshoorn said it was the largest citizenship ceremony performed by the Grey District Council and bode well for the area. New citizen Joseph Chizuni said Greymouth was a beautiful place and he was pleased to make it his family’s new home. “It’s a great feeling.”