Once known as Oteha, Albany was an important meeting place for Maori who lived in the area, or passed through travelling north/south or along Lucas Creek (known as Te Wharau). North of Auckland City, Albany is home to 30000 people, the centre of Albany includes a wide variety of retail, commercial, community, and recreation environments for the community.
The Albany Newcomers group has recently started & would love you to join them, please come & make some new friends!
Why Join Us
Join us to make new friends, find out about events and get involved in your new community.Join Us Here
Coordinator - Laure
Welcome to Albany Newcomers Network!
Albany and the Upper Harbour region is an amazingly diverse area with a great variety of facilities, parks, communities, and people. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
My name is Laure Romanetti, the new Albany Newcomers Network Coordinator. I come from France, from a family who has a history of migration: Corsica, North Africa, Brittany and now New Zealand! My family, my husband and 2 boys (now teenagers) moved to this beautiful country 15 years ago. My NZ work experience includes the airline industry, tutoring for the University of Auckland and chocolate making. I am also a student and a volunteer.
I look forward to connecting with you and assist you in meeting other newcomers to this amazing, diverse, fast growing community. Together we have a chance to shape Albany into the place we want it to be.