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Upcoming Events

Search for events by name, between specific dates or within a category (Region or Newcomers Branch)

Search for events by name, between specific dates or within a category (Region or Newcomers Branch)

About Newcomers Events

We have lots of different events & activities, click on your region to see what’s happening in your town. Below are examples of the many & varied events around New Zealand, you are sure to find something that suits you!

Coffee Groups

Join one of our regular groups for coffee and conversation with other newcomers.


Lots of different outdoor activities & sports, these can include, yoga, gardening, badminton and tennis.


Many of our groups love to share meals including pot luck dinners and restaurant meals.


Come out with us for a few drinks and get to know new people.

Quiz Night

Want to try you hand at general knowledge and have some fun.


These vary from movie nights, quiz nights & concerts, one of our groups has formed a ukelele band.

Kids stuff

These can include playgroups and picnics.


These vary depending on your region but may include pottery, art & craft.


Newcomers meetings, a chance for you to get involved, new migrant information meetings, fundraising events and disaster preparation workshops

Community events

Our groups often attend community events together, they can include cultural events and multi ethnic celebrations.

Biking & cycling

Get out and have some fun on your bike with other people in your area.


Some of our groups have women’s only swimming sessions, or it might be a fun swimming group.


Join a walking group and get to know the area while you make new friends.


Come to the theatre with us.

BBQ & picnics

A popular activity with many of our newcomers groups.  It usually means bring your own food & drink, if it’s a barbeque you would usually bring food that can be cooked on the barbeque.


Sharing cooking & recipes from different countries is a very popular way to meet new people.

Sewing & Knitting

Join a sewing or knitting or craft group.

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