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
Bhutanese Community of Nelson, is a not for profit and incorporated society run by the Bhutanese resettled in Nelson, New Zealand. We are a society of Nepali speaking Bhutanese who were forcefully evicted from Bhutan. Our aim is to provide relevant and up to date information that is easy to find, so that our Bhutanese Society of Nelson is well informed.
Contact: Bot Kim (Chairman)
The contact person is Miroslava Bichova
Visit us at the Saturday and Sunday Nelson markets and have a cuppa and enjoy our Dutch apple treats.
Contact: David Rijnink
Please contact the president Christian Pesino of the Nelson-Tasman Filipino Community Inc or contact Marie Lindaya (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The contact person for the Greek community is George Bitzilos.
Hindu Community Priest
Pandit 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.
Contact: Eva Brown
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: Jen Napper
Session at The Free House every Wednesday from 8pm.
9 Trafalgar St, Nelson
Secretary: Carla Musso
Japanese affiliated groups
Japanese Society of Nelson
63 Haycock Road, Hope, Richmond, Nelson 7081
Nelson Miyazu Sister City Association
Miyazu City is situated in the north of Kyoto Prefecture on the main island of Honshu. With a population of approximately 30,000, Miyazu shares many of Nelson's characteristics.
Contact: Maxine Noar
Jewish Community of Nelson
Mexican / Mayan Contact
Contact: Jesus Ruiz Lopez
Muslim affiliated groups
Nelson Islamic Cultural Society
As Nelsonians we have provided local and visitors Muslims to Nelson a place to pray and worship five times a day and every Friday at the back Hall of 320 Hardy Street, Nelson.
Please contact: Dr Moyiad
Ramadan Planner 2019: https://drive.wps.com/d/AIz0F9qoheMcoIKb34qdFA
Nelson Shia Muslim Community
To promote friendship and prayer for the Shia Community.
The contact person is Sanam Mukhtar.
Nelson Whakatu Muslim Association
The president is: Aiyaz Shah ( +64 21 056 4864)
The contact person is Secretary: Nissa Mowjood
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
Myanmar affiliated groups
Contact: Peter Sang Mang (President)
Chin Glory Evangelical Church
Contact person is John Van Lian
Kayan Society Nelson
The contact person is Mooba Joo.
Zomi Innkuan Society, Nelson
We are a community organization representing Zomi ethnic families originally from Chin State of Myanmar. It is a member organization of Zomi Innkuan New Zealand.
Activities: Zomi Christian Fellowship – Every Sunday at 2pm & Zolai – Mother tongue classes
Contact: Pa Thang Teng Maung
Nelson Tasman Pasifika Community Trust
Our community consists of approximately 1,500 people, mostly living in and around the urban areas of Nelson and Richmond. Originally from the islands of the Pacific including: Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, the Cook Islands, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, the Solomons and Hawaii.
Out mission is to provide, support and strengthen the Nelson Tasman Pasifika Community to grow, achieve and prosper.
NZ China Friendship Society - NZCFS Nelson
The Nelson Branch was formed in 1991 and has over 80 members. Meetings are held on the last Friday of the month at the Hearing Association House, 354 Trafalgar Street, Nelson.
Branch President: Barbara Markland
email@example.com / 03 544 4712
Secretary: Christine Ward
firstname.lastname@example.org / 03 538 0344
The contact person is Sanam Mukhtar.
Contact person is Aliya Stuart.
Spanish Speaking Community
“Hablamos Espanol” - spanish speakers meet on the first Monday of the month, 7.30pm at The Freehouse, 99 Collingwood Streeet, Nelson. Contact person is Dayanira.
Thai affiliated groups
Thai Community Support Group
We promote community activities, participate in the conservation of Thai culture and language to be a model for the children and youth in Thai communities abroad.