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The New Zealand Newcomers Network

Whether you're new to New Zealand or just to your region, the New Zealand Newcomers Network helps you find community and connections. Ease your transition, meet people and make friends.


Meet people, make friends

The New Zealand Newcomers Network is a network of groups throughout New Zealand welcoming newcomers. Joining your local Newcomers group is a great way to meet people & make friends in your new community & it’s FREE & EASY! Just find your region on the map. Find out more.

It’s easy and it's free!

Just find your region and check out the events happening in your town or city and join your local group. If there isn’t a group in your town, why not start one? Just send us an email & we’ll help.

Open to everyone

New Zealand Newcomers Network is an Alliance of regional Newcomers Networks all over New Zealand. It’s open to anyone, whether newly arrived from overseas and or recently moved within New Zealand. The regional Networks offer lots of fun social events and activities

Social events & activities for:

  • all ages
  • all interests
  • different cultures
  • different backgrounds
  • any religion
  • family groups
  • single people
  • couples

Click on your region of New Zealand to see a list of Newcomers Network branches in that region.

Find out what we do


Register for free and get to know people in your new community.

Find people to socialise with, try new skills, sports or just enjoy a coffee with other newcomers. We know how it feels being new in a community.


If there isn’t a group in your town, why not start one?
Just send us an email & we’ll help.

What people say

"Nelson Newcomers has exceeded our expectations, it's an excellent initiative. One of the best things to do after moving to another part of the country or to a new country is to join a group like this."

“Everyone is so welcoming and kind to us. We got some advice, found a kindergarten for our boy, it helps me improve my English, it’s so fine!”

"It is nice to meet new people and do a bit of socialising instead of job and house hunting. It is a brilliant idea and I am still interested in the activities.”