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Upper Hutt Multi Cultural Council

Mission statement: "Our aim is to encourage vibrant cultural communities in Upper Hutt by strengthening social ties, raising awareness about cultural issues, and supporting new migrants and minority ethnicities."

Tag line: "Celebrating Diversity"

Physical Address: 2 Russell Street, Upper Hutt 5018

Postal Address: PO Box 40308, Upper Hutt 5018

Drop-in hours at office: 10am-3pm Wednesday & Friday



Activities and events:
Each year we coordinate and sponsor numerous community initiatives, including:
Hosting the annual Upper Hutt Multi-Ethnic Soccer Tournament
Organising the annual Upper Hutt Multicultural Festival
Running a women’s self-defence course
Running a professional speech development course
Supporting the Hutt Valley Newcomers Network and Hutt Valley Settling In Project
Supporting E Tu and community safety projects in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development and the Police

For more details on their latest upcoming events, visit


President: Pancha Narayanan  


Mobile: 021 726 242

Vice President: Purnima Sharma 

Secretary: Saranya Karunanidhi


Treasurer: Kannan Alagappan



Committee Members:

1. Anthony Tebbutt

2. Margaret John

3. Balaji Somasundaram

Executive Officer: (vacant)



Office Administrator: Yang Jiang (Summer)


Volunteer: Margaret Jonh






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