Shaping the future of a strong & vibrant Wellington Indian community by raising awareness about our culture while preserving our heritage.
The Wellington Indian Association (WIA) is an Indian community organisation based in Kilbirnie, Wellington. It was established on 1st March 1925 with 64 founding members and was officially incorporated as the Wellington Indian Association in 1944 as a not-for-profit community organisation.
We are devoted to preserving our Indian heritage by cherishing our culture, celebrating festivals and social milestones while nurturing our youth.
WIA currently has 1,200+ members living in the
Wellington region and operates from a large temple
based community hall located at 48 Kemp Street in
WIA has a significant focus on community service and plays a central role in creating a sense of belonging. We celebrate Hindu festivities and run regular programmes and activities including a Gujarati Language School, Ladies Auxiliary group, Youth group, Social and Cultural events, Health and Wellbeing education, a Hutt sub-branch,
Senior Citizens group and have a proactive public
relationship with the wider community.
The services and programmes are run by almost 140 volunteers! The Wellington Indian Association is the largest Indian organisation in the Wellington region.