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.
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 Zealand 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]
We embrace multicultural community activities and we became an umbrella to Indonesian community living in Nelson, New Zealand. We welcome the newcomers and assist the best we can to help them integrate into New Zealand way of life. IndoNelson also opens its door to Indonesian diaspora, the community who loves and embraces Indonesian cultures.
Contact us via:
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 "Hablamos 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.
Jewish Community of Nelson
Mexican / Mayan Contact
The contact is Jesus Ruiz Lopez.
Rachida Ryan is the contact person
Chairperson is Sunghee Kim
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
Nelson Whakatu Muslim Association
The president is: Aiyaz Shah (021 056 4864)
The contact person is Secretary: Nissa Mowjood (021 175 677)
Bringing all Muslims together for friendship and prayer.
Gatherings at the Trafalgar Hall, 67 Trafalgar St, Nelson.
Jummah Prayer – every Friday – winter – 12:30pm; summer – 1:30pm
Educational Forum – every Sunday – 6:30pm
Social Meal – 1st Sunday of each month – please ring Nissa for time
The contact person is Sanam Mukhtar.
Muslims in Nelson
Nelson Shia Muslim Community
To promote friendship and prayer for the Shia Community
The contact person is Sanam Mukhtar.