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Upper Hutt Multicultural 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: Kannan Alagappan


    Secretary: Saranya Balaji


    Treasurer: Purnima Sharma



   Committee Members:

  1. Anthony Tebbutt
  2. Margaret John
  3. Mona Yahy
  4. Xiuying Chen

   Executive Officer: (vacant)



   Office Administrator: Yang Jiang (Summer)


   Volunteer: Margaret John







About Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt is 30 km north-east of Wellington.

While the main areas of development lie along the Hutt River valley floor, the city extends to the top of the Rimutaka saddle to the north-east and into the Akatarawa Valley and rough hill-country of the Akatarawa ranges to the north and north-west, almost reaching the Kapiti Coast close to Paekakariki.

Centred on the upper (northern) valley of the Hutt River, which flows north-east to south-west on its way to Wellington harbour, it widens briefly into a 2500-m-wide floodplain between the Rimutaka and Akatarawa Ranges before constricting nine kilometres further downstream at the Taita Gorge, which separates Upper Hutt from its neighbour, Lower Hutt.

The city's main urban area is on this plain. A smaller flood plain lies upstream, above the Kaitoke Gorge, but there is little development on it.


Upper Hutt Multi Cultural Council’s aims are to:

  • Promote and support the sharing of community resources
  • Promote the development of a culturally diverse and socially cohesive society in New Zealand
  • Establish and maintain social and cultural links with the Tangata Whenua
  • Promote and maintain unity and friendship among members, and between members and other communities in New Zealand


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