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Hutt Multicultural Council


Vision: Celebrating Diversity and Unity in Lower Hutt

Mission: To be the lead organisation that promotes cultural diversity, educates about tolerance and harmony and provides a voice for the minority groups in Lower Hutt.

Values: We value diversity, mutual respect, inclusiveness and service to others.


President: Winsome Lam

Vice President: Christine Richardson

Secretary: Saritha Shetty

Treasurer: Prachee Gokhale

Committee members:

1. Deputy Mayor Tui Lewis
2. Anita Mansell
3. Julian Paton
4. Christine Richardson
5.Prabha Ravi
6. Arun Bhambra

Patron: John Terris QSO 

Honorary Legal Advisor: Karun Lakshman





About Lower Hutt

  • Hutt City is the second largest city in the Wellington region and borders onto the capital city Wellington .
  • It was the first place settled in the Wellington region - the first European settlors arrived on Petone Beach in 1839.
  • Today Petone is the Hutt City's seaside restaurant and cafe centre and is dotted with heritage buildings and antique shops.
  • Another Hutt City cultural gem is the Dowse Art Museum, which features eloquent ever changing exhibitions of New Zealand and international art, craft and design.
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