Tararua wel­comes new ci­ti­zens

Bush Telegraph - - Property Market - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

Six new ci­ti­zens were for­mally in­ducted on Thurs­day May 10 be­fore friends and fam­ily in the Tararua Coun­cil Cham­bers, Dan­nevirke.

Three mem­bers of the Bauer fam­ily — Dar­ryl, Bron­wyn and Jef­frey — res­i­dents of Woodville — have been New Zealand res­i­dents for five years.

They moved from Dur­ban in South Africa to New Zealand to give their chil­dren the kind of life they had when they were young, Bron­wyn said.

Dar­ryl builds petrol sta­tions and works mostly away but they love liv­ing in Woodville.

Ju­lia Cham­bers came from Bri­tain 53 years ago with her par­ents, her dad be­ing in the army.

With hus­band Ross she has moved about New Zealand but has been a res­i­dent of Woodville for 25 years. They have four sons — Clin­ton, James, Lance and Blair. Now she has cit­i­zen­ship Ju­lia can get a pass­port and can visit her mother in Aus­tralia in time for her 80th birth­day.

Stephen Lewis and Kiwi wife Heidi came from Som­er­set in Eng­land where they farmed, mov­ing 17 years ago dur­ing the foot and mouth epi­demic.

Stephen said he saw the op­por­tu­nity to buy a farm at We­ber and keeps pinch­ing him­self to con­firm a life with every­thing he could have dreamed of is re­ally true.

He and wife Heidi brought three chil­dren and raised another son in New Zealand.

Holli Twen­ty­man moved to New Zealand from Eng­land with her fam­ily 10 years ago and mar­ried Michael.

Af­ter a time in Ash­bur­ton the cou­ple moved to Kumeroa where they farm sheep and beef.

Holli works for Fon­terra as well as be­ing mum to Olivia and Cliff.

The cer­e­mony in­cludes a video pre­sen­ta­tion fea­tur­ing a wel­come by Gover­nor Gen­eral Patsy Reddy telling the new ci­ti­zens that New Zealand is now not just your home but now your coun­try.

Mayor Tracey Col­lis said Tararua will be en­riched by their cit­i­zen­ship and wel­comed them to the New Zealand fam­ily.

New ci­ti­zens in­ducted on Thurs­day May 10 in the Tararua Coun­cil Cham­bers. From left: Deputy Mayor Al­lan Ben­bow, Ross Cham­bers, Ju­lia Cham­bers, Holli Twen­ty­man, Bron­wyn Bauer, Dar­ryl Bauer, Jef­frey and Bella-Kate, Mr Stephen Lewis, Mayor Tracey Col­lis.

Mayor Tracey Col­lis and Deputy Mayor Al­lan Ben­bow wel­comed four ci­ti­zens who were joined by their fam­ily and friends,at a cer­e­mony held in the Pahiatua Ser­vice Cen­tre Cham­ber on Wed­nes­day May 9. (Left to right) Mrs Chris­tiana Frank, Mayor Tracey Col­lis, Mr Ed­ward Lawrence, Manoj Ku­mar and Christo­pher Light.

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