Samoan among those welcomed to Kiwi citizenship
It was the promise of more job opportunities and a better education that enticed 24-year-old Christina Aokuso and her family here from Samoa. Ms Aokuso, along with 34 others were welcomed as citizens by Napier Mayor Barbara Arnott in a ceremony at the Napier City Council on Monday night.
The six-member Aokuso family immigrated to New Zealand five years ago and, after spending two weeks with their extended family in Auckland, came straight to Hawke's Bay, finding things "a lot different from our own country."
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