Home: One City Many Cultures

Monday 18 December - Monday 12 May 2025

Home tells the stories of ten families who have travelled from other countries to make Upper Hutt their home. Here they share their personal journeys, their challenges, and their triumphs, and what it is like to leave one home behind, to create a new one.

Through their stories, hear insights into why they left, how they got here, and what brought them to Upper Hutt, New Zealand. Experience their fear, their joy, their sadness. Share in their struggles and rejoice with them in their successes. Most of all, celebrate the families and cultures that make Upper Hutt the multicultural community it is today.

Developed by Whirinaki Whare Taonga

Image credit: Margaret Abee Johns, photograph by Dianna Thomson, 2022. Supported by Lotteries Environment and Heritage.