Kōrero: Malaysians and Singaporeans

Becoming a New Zealand citizen

Becoming a New Zealand citizen

Sugirthamani Shaw receives a corsage from Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick at a citizenship ceremony in 2014. Sugi, a scientist at Rotorua Hospital, who married a New Zealander and had two sons, lived in New Zealand for 36 years before becoming a citizen. Telling her family in Malaysia was difficult: ‘It took me that long to pluck up the courage.’

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: Rotorua Daily Post (RDP-1000314)
Photograph by Ben Fraser

Permission of the New Zealand Herald must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Malaysians and Singaporeans - Malaysian arrivals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/46715/becoming-a-new-zealand-citizen (accessed 11 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Oct 2015