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About Us

Kannada Kiwis is an initiative of SPROUT NZ (SPorts Recreation OUtdoors Trust), a registered charity in New Zealand. 

The idea behind this initiative is to support, promote and nurture rich Kannada culture in New Zealand. To work closely and collaborate with other Karnataka based organisations, other Bharatiya communities and create a harmonious and vibrant traditional environment in New Zealand. 

The virtual community portal Kannada Kiwis is completely FREE of cost for all users for LIFETIME. Your active participation in the community is the key for fostering strong Kannada bond among the Kannadigas living in New Zealand. 

If you like to support the events, activities, IT maintenance, other administrative overheads, you may choose to make a donation which is tax deductible over $5. 

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Our Associates

The team behind Kannada Kiwis and SPROUT NZ

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kriti karanam


Originally from Vijayapura (Bijapur) and migrated to New Zealand in 2019. An IT professional and proud Kannadati. 

dr. tulip duncan

Jt. Secretary, SPROUT NZ

Originally from Mangaluru and Astrophysicist by profession. 

Vinay Snow
Dr. vinay karanam

Secretary and Treasurer, SPROUT NZ

Originally from Ballari & later settled in Bengaluru & Mumbai. A nuclear engineering scientist & Kannada movie buff! 

There is no sweeter language than your own mother tongue. 

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