Land remediation update
Now that the Pigeon Valley fire is controlled, we will be working towards remediating damage caused by the fire and equipment used to contain it. Landowners/leaseholders need to initially utilise their insurance cover. Where there is no cover or the cover is insufficient, the next alternative is to ...

Citizenship ceremonies

We hold ceremonies throughout the year to say kia ora to our newest citizens.

Ceremonies are hosted by the Tasman District Council as a way to welcome our new Tasman residents and celebrate with them.

The Department of Internal Affairs manages the citizenship process. If you have questions about the Citizenship Process or the status of your application, please contact the Department of Internal Affairs on 0800 22 51 51.

Ceremony dates

Ceremonies are planned for the following dates. You must have received an invitation from the Department of Internal Affairs to attend the ceremony


  • 6 March, 2.00 pm
  • 3 April, 9.30 am
  • 15 May, 9.30 am
  • 3 July, 9.30 am
  • 11 September, 9.30 am
  • 6 November, 9.30 am


Ceremonies are usually held at the Headingly Centre, located on Headingly Lane, off Lower Queen Street in Richmond.

Further information

For further information on citizenship ceremonies, please contact

Rhian Williams or 

Sandie Hutchinson 

or telephone 03 543 8444.

About citizenship 

To apply for New Zealand citizenship, or find ot more about becoming a New Zealand citizen, contact the Department of Internal Affairs: