A need to reconnect with one’s culture, language and heritage has necessitated many linguistic and cultural communities across the world to be established. Kannada Koota in New Zealand was thus formed in the year 1994 under the guidance, efforts and leadership of Dr. Mavina Krishna Vamanamurthy and Dr. Lingappa Kalburgi.
New Zealand Kannada Koota is an association of New Zealand residents hailing from the Kannada speaking state of Karnataka in India. Kannada Koota is an immigrant community organisation which strives to unite Kannadigas under one roof to promote the culture and languages of Karnataka state of India.
The mission of our Koota is to promote, preserve and maintain the cultural and linguistic heritage of Karnataka, to foster the interests of Kannadigas, and to enrich the diverse cultural mosaic of New Zealand with the best of Indian traditions.
Residents of Auckland and Hamilton:
$90 per annum for family membership
$45 per annum for individual membership
*No membership fees for international students
Residents of other parts of New Zealand: Please enquire by email: [email protected]
Bank Details to send your membership:
New Zealand Kannada Koota Inc.
ASB Bank A/C No.12-3048-0305974-00
*International students can contact secretary for terms and conditions around koota membership