About the Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club Inc.

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The Upper Hutt Cossie Club Inc. was formed in 1961 and completely destroyed by fire in 2003. The Club was rebuilt and re-opened in 2005 and is one of the leading clubs in New Zealand. In recent years the club has won many prestigious awards including:

  • Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards - Tourism and Hospitality Winner 2018
  • Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards - Not For Profit Winner 2017
  • Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards - Tourism and Hospitality Winner 2015
  • Upper Hutt Business of the Year & Upper Hutt Employer of the Year
  • Best Bar/Club/Tavern at the Upper Hutt business awards on three occasions
  • Finalist in the prestigious Wellington Region Gold awards 2013
  • Westpac Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards - Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality Winner
  • HSI Award for Excellence in Training 2012

The club which is a member of Clubs NZ has a membership of over 7800. The reason the club continues to enjoy exceptional growth is because of its magnificent modern facilities complimented by a comprehensive entertainment calendar which appeals to the whole family. There is live entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights featuring leading local, national and international acts, and karaoke every Thursday and second Sunday.

The club has two dining options - Vision Restaurant which seats 150 is open for dinner Wednesday-Sunday from 5.30pm and the café operates every day from 9am to late.

For live sport viewing the club has five huge screens and over 30 other large screens, while the stand-alone TAB area incorporates three TAB terminals plus a self-service terminal.

The strength of the club is its 17 adjuncts who organise numerous sporting and leisure indoor and outdoor activities.

The merger with the Upper Hutt RSA in 2005 has allowed the RSA to retain its identity in Upper Hutt and to continue to support members’ welfare and organising Poppy Day and Anzac Day plus sporting tournaments.

The club is a popular venue for functions and there are numerous packages representing outstanding value available for weddings, birthdays, business seminars etc and can cater for up to 300 people.

The club regularly hosts fundraising activities such as trivia quizzes and casino nights for schools, sports clubs and other local community organisations.

A huge emphasis is placed on staff development and each year the club has a number of employees participating in formal training both onsite and externally. In 2011 the club won the Hospitality Standards Institute Regional Employer of the Year award and in 2012 the HSI National Excellence In Training award.