A group of devout Hindus gathered in Wellington and were looking for a place of worship to Lord Murugan.  Their dedication provided them a place at Webb Street in Wellington.  Initially the Lord Murugan devout commenced their prayers in this house with a large picture of Bala Murugan staged in a decorated platform to observe the six day Skanda Shasti during the month of October 1992.  To be exact this was a Monday 26th October 1992.

The presence of devotees in large numbers to this place encouraged the organisers to establish New Zealand Hindu Association Inc. in May 1993 and is registered as a charitable organisation. The members of the Association (NZHA) immediately expressed their willingness and support to actively look for a permanent place to build a proper Temple.

Since then the emergence of the Lord Murugan Temple at Newlands, Wellington has been the gift of the Lord himself through dedicated members of NZHA and the support of the devotees all over Wellington region.

18th August 1995, a land property 2566 sq.m was purchased in Newlands adjoining the Newlands Shopping mall.  The property address being 3 Batchelor Street, Newlands.

4th February 1996, the cutting of the first soil and laying of foundation for the future Temple construction was done on this auspicious day.  The foundation was laid by Hon. Dame Catherine Tizard, the Governor General of New Zealand in the presence of large number of Hindu devotees and well wishers.  NZHA thanks and appreciate the support and assistance given by the Newlands Community and Newlands, Paparangi Progressive Association.

15th November 1999, the construction work on site commenced for stage I (223 Sq.m), consisting of main temple hall, kitchen and other amenities. This was only a part, based on the final design of the proposed Temple Structure.

20th March 2000, Official opening day of the Kurinchi Kumaran Temple in Newlands.

Kumbabishekam Commemoration

The grand event of Maha Kumbabishekam was held at the Temple on 13th December 2013.