Nelson has lots of cultural groups. If your group wants to be added or updated, please let us know. Please contact groups for genuine local community inquiries only.
Alliance Francaise Nelson
French speakers meet every Friday at La Gourmandaise, Hardy St.
Bhutanese Society – Nelson
Chair Person is Mrs Beda Dahal
Mobile: 021 2500 467
Secretary is Tika Regmi
Mobile: 022 082 798
Chin Association Nelson
Chin Glory Evangelical Church
Contact person is John Van Lian
Chinese Society New Zeland of Nelson
Contact person is Miaolin Li-Kurtovic
NZ China Friendship Society
To promote friendship, understanding and goodwill between the peoples of China and New Zealand by encouraging visits and exchanges of ideas, information, culture and trade between the two countries. Branch President, Ferry van Mansum [email protected] and Secretary, Barbara Markland [email protected]
Eastern European Orthodox Church
Contact person is Irina Bell
Email: [email protected]
Please contact Marie LINDAYA Email: [email protected]
Indo Nelson Community
Chairwoman is Yanthi Anderson
Session at The Free House every Wednesday from 8pm. Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival – Queens Birthday Weekend
Italian Club Nelson
9 Trafalgar St Nelson
Japanz Kidz educational group
JapanzKidz meets weekly, with the purpose of teaching children with Japanese heritage, about the language and culture of Japan. The contact person is Yuki Eagashira.
Japanese Society of Nelson
63 Haycock Road, Hope, Richmond, Nelson 7081
Spanish Speaking Community "Hablemos Espanol"
Spanish speakers meet on the first Monday of the month, 7.30 pm in The Freehouse, 99 Collingwood Streeet, Nelson. Contact person is Luz Zuniga.
Samba de Sol band
A community based percussion grouup
Nelson Miyazu Sister City
Kayan Society Nelson
The contact person is Mooba Joo.
Morris Dances Nelson
Raduga Russian Children’s Playgroup
Russian Language Playgroup, Raduga is the Russian word for “rainbow”. Contact person is Aliya Stuart.
Thai Community Support Group
There is Thai Buddhist Temple in Lower Queen Steet, Richmond
Zomi Innkuan Society – Nelson
The contact person is Eva McComb.
Hindu Community Priest
Pindit Bishnu Bhakta Adhikari, an ordained Hindu priest, conducts Hindu Pujas, religious rituals of marriage and death, family and community ceremonies, private and public recitals of Holy Hindu Scriptures, besides all other duties and priestly functions deemed necessary in Hindu Dharma practices.
Khmer Krom Community Nelson
The vice-president of this community is Muan-Lan.
Jewish Community of Nelson
Mexican / Mayan Contact
The contact is Jesus Ruiz Lopez.
Rachida Ryan is the contact person
Chairperson is Tehun Lee
Latino Dance "Salsa Buena Nelson"
A large mix of cultures attends the dance classes of this group.
The contact person is Tommy Shih
The contact person for the Greek community is George Bitzilos at Greek Foods shop, 117G Hardy Street, Montgomery Square, Nelson.
The contact person is Miroslava Bichova
The contact person is Jyoti Sandhu.