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
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