Multicultural Centre

Here at the Multicultural Centre in Palmerston North we have a range of events, activities and services to help you, whether you are new to Palmerston North, migrant, refugee or you're a long time resident.

If you want help and support learning or practicing English come to one of our English language classes. If you're looking to make new friends we would love to see you at one of our social activities.

We are able to offer support, advice and information about living in New Zealand. We will advocate on your behalf if your language or cultural background is making it difficult for you to communicate with people or organisations.


Hannah Nhung Nguyen

Xin chao! Hi!
My name is Hannah Nhung Nguyen, and I am from Vietnam. I came to New Zealand in 2020 following my husband’s PhD study at Massey University. My professional background is international relations, education and community development. I have a great passion and energy for bringing people together, helping them believe in their strengths and values and support them to achieve their goals, and I love to see my own achievement through others' success. I have recently joined MMC in July 2021, and I enjoy working here very much. MMC is a wonderful place where you can meet and make friends with people from diverse cultures. I look forward to welcoming you at MMC!


Christine Mukabalinda

I am originally from Rwanda, and came to New Zealand 9 years ago following my husband'™s immigration application under the skilled migrant scheme. We have 5 adult children and 2 grandsons. My professional expertise is in business administration, my major is accounting. I first started working with Manawatu Multicultural Council as a volunteer and now I am a part time staff member. I enjoy the lifestyle in New Zealand, I enjoy my work, and most importantly I enjoy helping new immigrants and refugees as well as newcomers to Palmerston North.


Supporting the staff at the Centre is a great team of volunteers who are vital to the services and activities provided by the Centre

Meet some of our volunteers

Location and open hours

The Centre is located at 77 - 85 King Street, Palmerston North.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10am till 4pm

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Phone: 06 358 1572